Yes it is Doe BLEAT in a can. This does work very well. However it WILL scare deer away if it is not close enough to the RUT.
That is said from experience.
It is also experienced that it will scare Does off. Sometimes younger deer also.
Quaker boy, and Primos makes them, and to my knowledge, Primos makes 3 different sizes.
Using it during the rut, 1 or 2 times every 20 minutes or so will help bring in a buck.
The point here is that if you get a buck really close, and you hit that bleat, (or grunt for that matter) and they are looking around and don't see a deer, they totally freak out and run away.
I also suspect that if you do that, and the buck is more than a yearling, he's a bit smarter, and he will try to smell out another deer. If he does not, he gets spooked due to the fact that he can hear, but not smell another deer. (Makes sense to me)
I think deer are VERY smart when it comes to survival, and they can remember quite a bit even from the previous years.
I have a permanent ladder stand (Private property) and the deer USED to walk right by it. I got busted by what I think was a 2 year old Doe, and the following year she tended to look at me when running by. Also the traffic has changed since then too. I USED to get decent traffic within shooting distance, NOW they go up the hill about 50 yards, and the smarty-pants probably knows what they are doing!
smartypants LOL Heck yeah they knew exactly what they were doin. Same exact thing happened to me about 2 years ago, got busted by a large Doe and since then she'll look right at me when she gets up from her bed and starts feeding, all other deer traffic ceased and moved about 50 yards farther into the swamp.
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...