NICE BUCK. Was this taken in Kansas? I could kick myself for not doing any whitetail hunting while I was stationed there for 4 years. Someday I will get back and hopefully see something even close to this buck.
Hey red go hunt with him man if I were you I'd be asking to get into that party for sure man. Thats a crazy huge rack on that bad boy and thats do you know if its a pure field eater or what? No one fed him no food additives or anything or do you know?. By the looks of him he's in great shape and musta made it through alot of seasons unharmed so he's a smart one too. Betcha he would taste awesome and nothing would beat that set on the wall. Tell your buddy good luck.
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...