What do you prefer? I think I'm leaning towards bag, its smaller and will be easy to put in the pack.
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Mon, 2010-09-06 21:34
Rattle horns or bag
Mon, 2010-09-06 23:04#1
I use the real horns when
I use the real horns when rattling. They have a deeper sound to them. Seem more authenic sounding to me.
Tue, 2010-09-07 14:14#2
Well, I do like the
Well, I do like the convenience of the smaller bag, and i don't think the sound is too far off to make that much of a difference....
Wed, 2010-09-08 10:01#3
I have both, I think first
I have both, I think first time out in NOV I'll use the bag, then the horns.
Wed, 2010-09-08 13:13#4
Do blacktails respond to
Do blacktails respond to rattling that often?
The whitetails, around here, aren't that responsive. The buck/doe ratio is out whack which does help. May hear two deer fighting once a year. I heard a couple fighting last year, but it was well after the rut. If we could get the ratio down to closer to 1/1, we probably could have more success rattling.
Wed, 2010-09-08 13:36#5
I'm not too sure, this will
I'm not too sure, this will be my first rut hunt for them. I have some friends that swear by it. I kinda beleave one of them since he get monster blacktails every year in the same unit, the buck to doe ratio in my unit is like 49/100 or something like that, in most units here its like 25/100. but than again the odfw 's not too sure cause they are phontom deer and hard to count.
Wed, 2010-09-08 16:28#6
I have never used a bag
I have never used a bag personally but I don't see them giving quite the full sound that you can get out of the real thing. I'd carry a bag if I was packing way in I guess.
Thu, 2010-10-21 01:32#8
I prefer real antlers. If you
I prefer real antlers. If you are going to use antlers try to get the newest ones possible. Once you have them make sure you keep them out of the weather. I've used the same pair for almost twenty years and they still work well.
Mon, 2010-11-01 06:08#9
Why does the age of the
Why does the age of the antlers matter? Does the sound change?
Sun, 2010-11-07 14:52#10
I am not sure that age would
I am not sure that age would have that big of an effect on the acoustics of antlers. I think he was more so getting at making sure that you take care of the antlers and do not let them weather. Any antler that sits out in the woods, getting baked and bleached by the sun, soaking up moisture in the spring and then freezing in the winter is not going to sound like a natural deer fight once you start clanking it together with a another antler. I think you are right about that. You definitely shouldn't leave a set of antlers out in the elements if you plan on using it to attract bucks once the rut rolls around.