All I can say is, "I haven't hunted in nearly as many as I'd like". I have only hunted Idaho, Montana, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, Louisiana, Mississippi, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming as well as Africa and Germany. Not nearly enough!!
Not as many as I would like but; I'm still breathin'!
Hi Everyone! I'm the new kid on the block. I just happened to stumble on this site while checking out some outfitters for a pig hunt in Texas. Great little site!!! I'm a native of "Gods Country", Colorado. So, I haven't really needed to go outside of the state borders to keep my hunting passion fueled. I do want to kill a boar and a Caribou and Colorado just doesn't offer those critters. So, Texas and Alaska are on my agenda. I've been invited to hunt white tails in Georgia and North Carolina. I have a cuz living in Montana and have been working on him lately.
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...