yup, there are some big deer unfortunatly i have never seen em. my folks just bought our land and i dont have time to scout so i take my dads word on it, think he is leading me astray so he can have to big boys. hopefully next year though, hehe
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...