Rattling ( when is it good to rattle in rifle season?)
I like to use a tarsal gland while rattling. They circle downwind and expect to smell what they are hearing. I like to rattle just prior to the peak of the rut and again just prior to the (second cycle, the week after thanksgiving here).
I think doe calls (soft grunts, contact grunts) work all the time. They call bucks and does. I give a soft grunt or two all day long every time I hunt, every 20 to 30 minutes.
I have done everything possible to get my kids involved in hunting. Every time out whether it be scouting, camping or during the actual hunt, I will challenge them to find their way back without using any electronics (GPS). Also without a compass. They know by now that I am going to challenge one of them, so right off the bat when leaving our vehicle or camp they will start picking out land marks to help them out. Makes me and them feel confident that if we were to somehow separate that they...