I've got a Primos antelope call. Came with a tape. Haven't tried any others.
This one works very well and is simple to use. Lot's of fun this time of year; you can call does away from the herd to the point of walking within 30yds of the truck sitting on a road. Boy, does the buck get antsy trying to keep his harem in a bunch!
Here the rifle season starts after the rut, but I have called in a herd from nearly 1/2 mile away on opening morning. First shot though and you may as put it in your pocket.
Hey Bruce, can you tell me a little more about your Antelope call? What kind of sound does it make........some type of mating call or feeding call? Is it a buck sound or a doe sound. When do I use it.....early in the morning or late? Sounds like something I might try....thanks!
Sorry I never responded sooner, we were about 1000 mi. n. chasing moose. Just got back today.
It's sort of a "tooooooo, tooo, tooo, tooo sound. I've had the best luck in the morning, but playing in Aug. I called some to within 50yds of the 1/2 ton sitting on a road in the middle of the afternoon. Like all calling, I think the situation determines the response. The one's that came to the truck were a herd of does with a buck madly trying to keep them together. Though I was laughing, I felt sorry for the buck. 2 does were bound and determined to come to the call, and the buck was determined to keep all of them. I don't think he even noticed the sound was coming from my truck till he was about 50yds away, ha!
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....