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Rattling antlers for mule deer?

Has anyone tried it? One of my brother-in-laws has brought in a buck with them. Is there any difference in technique between rattling for them and for whitetails?

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I doubt if it would work

I doubt if it would work since most mule deer hunting seasons are not while they are rutting.  I have see a few people try it with no luck.

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I thought the rut hunt in Co

I thought the rut hunt in Co was during the 4th season?

 

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It all depends on the

It all depends on the location of the unit that you are hunting in.  From what I have seen some may be starting the rut in the 4th season but usually they will start a week or two later closer to Thanksgiving. 

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there are only 3 rut hunts in

there are only 3 rut hunts in oregon, havent drawn those tags yet, so i havent tried rattleing a mulie

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My bro-in-law brought one in

My bro-in-law brought one in during archery season a couple years ago. The buck very recently rubbed his velvet off so I wonder if that had anything to do with it.

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Curiosity or maybe he thought

Curiosity or maybe he thought he was a stud and wanted to assert himself? I never ever thought about trying the early part of the season.

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