Sean that was my first javeina way back in 95, live weight was around 60 pounds. If I would of known that I could of entered him in a contest in San Manuel I would of won top prize that year.
Wade, Matt actually told me the he wouldn't be done until July and actually surprised me when he called me a couple of weeks ago. If it makes you feel any better he just got my bear done that I dropped off last June. Also if you are having problem with Spam controls send a PM to Craig at the user name of moderator and he should be able to take care of you. I don't know if you were part of my post about the Spam Filter but he set things up for those of us that posted in the thread and I haven't had any problems with is since. http://www.biggamehunt.net/forum/spam-filter
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...