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!
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...