Looks like fun. I hear you on the lack of time stuff. I have only made it out 3 times to shoot and scout. My time off has been limited to fridays so i gotta cram all my family, chores, outdoor stuff in to 1 day a week. hopefully I'll be able to find some more time later this summer.
Looks like we have a huge temperature difference from one side of the state to the other as with the rain we've gotten the last couple of days and the clouds it barely made it over 75 today, that's the coolest it's been for awhail but it sure felt good.The rains even started a few mudslides and closed hwy. 82 for a few hours yesterday evening outside of Glenwood.
Lack of time is horrible this time of year for me as well. I have more things I want to do or need to get done to get ready for this fall but am barely getting one day a week off. The extra money is great but I sure wish this happened in December or January when there isn't as much stuff going on outside.
Since I am under 2 months until my season opener, I need to start shooting. The only problem is that I have a really short backyard to shoot in. I can go down to an indoor range, which I probably will end up doing, but I really like shooting outside.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...