So help me out, what's the point? I kinda figure that if you're bowhunting them using decoys, you can see the antelope, they can see you. And they'll either come or they won't based on visual cues, not auditory. I always used calls (but not on antelope) when deer or elk didn't see me or me them or I was calling blind into something thick.
How do they react to the call?
they react no differently than a bull elk hearing a call, they come and investigate. Antelope are very curious creatures. I really cannot explain what the Antelope think when you call to them because I have never heard them make the sound that you use. But never the less calling to them works even without a decoy.
I've been using the Primos Buck Buster Antelope call......it is a weird sound but I've had a couple of nice bucks run off with his does and as soon as I call on it, they turn their does back towards me. I haven't been successful ONLY because of the number of does I've been seing with these 2 bucks!!! They've started to gather their does pretty early up here in the high country of Colorado above 9000 feet........I'll keep you posted.
Elk have been killed close to roads where they could be loaded whole into the bed of a pickup. But it doesn't happen often and I'm not sure that is the experience that I long for. The type of elk hunting that I prefer requires rigorous physical exertion that can cripple someone who is not in shape. Being a college hockey player I have to be in at least fair physical condition most of the year but when one of my buddies got back from the Navy Seals he changed the way I think about physical...