We run hunts there, to say it's rugged is a under statement, very tough hunting terrain and tough animals to stalk. We use to run these hunts from a motel stays now we set up camp as it takes quite a bit to get up and down those mountains daily as it's not a great area for horseback.
Had a friend some years back that lived in Demming so he thought he would get an off mountain tag. He never got to see one and he had all the ranchers around call when they saw any off mtn but by the time he got there couldnt find em.
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...