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Real horns, synthetic, or rattling bag?

I have seen people bring up the rattling bag individually, but what about comparing the 3.  Does anyone have a better/worse experience with any of them, i.e. Rattling bag, real or synthetic horns.  Does one sound more realistic

Thinking of buying a bag for back home, but not sure what people's success is with them.

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I hate the inconvenience of

I hate the inconvenience of hauling a set of antlers into the woods with me, but I just don't think bags sound as good as the real thing.  I've only rattled in one buck and it was with real antlers so I am not an expert, just basing it on how they sound to me.

Generally, I've not had much success with rattling, but would opt for the real mccoy.

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I just wonder what the

I just wonder what the "natural" sound is like.  With all different shapes, sizes, types of antlers, not to mention how hard they hit them, etc., won't there be a thousand different sounds that they can make?  Doesn't seem like you would need to be too much of an expert with them.  That, plus the convenience factor of the bag, are why I think I might get one.

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I suspect you're right about

I suspect you're right about what is natural?  You're right, the bags are more convenient and you're probably also right that they sound good enough to bring in the deer.

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be careful with those things!

Whatever you do - be careful with those antlers in the woods!

Whether they are real or synthetic, make darn sure nobody thinks you are a deer when you carry those things!

See my story 'The most importnat lesson' posted in the Hunting Tips section if you need a vivid example of what might go wrong!

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