Hi there , enjoy the site I have just joined also and enjoy it very much . I'm looking forward to going to New York for a Hunt the Fall with a friend of mine ,His father has 80 acres and it's great hunting there ... can't wait going to scout it out in a couple of months .... see ya enjoy any questions about Maine hit me up !!!! Shawn
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...