Congrats to you both!! I have been home from the AFG for about a month now and am heading on my first elk hunt in the CO 2nd season. I think the woods is a great place for us to be and get some peace and perspective upon our return. I love being in the mountains where folks aren't trying to blow me up :) Best of luck for the rest of the season!! SFC B
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...