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.
Historically, hunting has been a sport that has been predominately participated in by men. There have been notable exceptions, of course. Eleanor O’Connor, wife of the famous hunter and outdoor writer, Jack, traveled with him and hunted in many parts of the world, taking her share of game, including some exceptional trophies. Not as well-known to hunters today were Martin and Osa Johnson of the early to mid-1900’s. Together they traveled to many places that seemed extremely exotic and...