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Rattlled in First Buck

Sounds like lots of excitement.

If you shot that 9 pt you'd never get a shot at the really big one and your season would be over. Just the day dreams you'll have about the big boy are worth passing on him.

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Amazing how seeing a big one like that makes you want to stay in stand all day. I really wanted to but I had to go help my dad cut some wood. I wished I had because that big boy had a doe bedded about 75 yds behind me in the brush. I bumped them on the way out Brick Wall,) Lesson learned: Big buck in area, stay in stand until he comes back out. If not spooked he will stay close when he has a doe with him!

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rattling a bruiser

At 7:00 am Monday morning on a cold day in Eastern Canada i took my sheeded horns out of my bag. After giving a couple of doe bleats and a grunt i waited a minute and began to rub one of tha antlers on the tree of my stand and broke a few dry twigs. i then started to click the tines a few times and then gave a big crash on the antlers grinding them for 10 seconds. At 7:30 i repeated the process again. 10 minutes later i hear a few red squirrels on the ridge start chirpping. At 8:00am i bleated again, followed by a few grunts and this time gave the horns two or three clangs. At 8:10 after looking up the ridge and into the wind i turned my head to stretch and about 130 yrds away in the open walking with the wind a deer walked with its head down. When it brought its head up i saw the rack, took off my mitten, dropped the safety and took one shot. 10 minutes later i climbed out of my stand and walked up to where i saw the buck. 5 feet away layed the biggest buck i had ever seen let alone shoot. He weighed 225 field dressed and has a beautiful 8 point symetrical rack. I have called bucks in close with rattles before but they were smart and circled down wind. I do beleive rattling works but it has to be done at the right time close to the rut. Also remeber that big horns will scare small bucks away so you have to be sure there is a big boy around that wants a fight.

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Re: rattling a bruiser
marko5440 wrote:
At 7:00 am Monday morning on a cold day in Eastern Canada i took my sheeded horns out of my bag. After giving a couple of doe bleats and a grunt i waited a minute and began to rub one of tha antlers on the tree of my stand and broke a few dry twigs. i then started to click the tines a few times and then gave a big crash on the antlers grinding them for 10 seconds. At 7:30 i repeated the process again. 10 minutes later i hear a few red squirrels on the ridge start chirpping. At 8:00am i bleated again, followed by a few grunts and this time gave the horns two or three clangs. At 8:10 after looking up the ridge and into the wind i turned my head to stretch and about 130 yrds away in the open walking with the wind a deer walked with its head down. When it brought its head up i saw the rack, took off my mitten, dropped the safety and took one shot. 10 minutes later i climbed out of my stand and walked up to where i saw the buck. 5 feet away layed the biggest buck i had ever seen let alone shoot. He weighed 225 field dressed and has a beautiful 8 point symetrical rack. I have called bucks in close with rattles before but they were smart and circled down wind. I do beleive rattling works but it has to be done at the right time close to the rut. Also remeber that big horns will scare small bucks away so you have to be sure there is a big boy around that wants a fight.

here is the pic

Nice Deer.

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Sounds like you guys are seeing plenty of action. Big smile

Marko, Nice buck! Thumbs up

Redrider, I hope you get another chance at that big boy.

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Rattlled in First Buck

Marko,
That is truly a trophy, great deer! Congrats! Yes Thumbs up

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