The first time I called in a bull I thought I'd awakened Godzilla! Bang, Bang, thrash, crash, grunt, grunt, grunt, Repeat! I had put some cow scent near a wallow in the evening, and then returned at dawn the next morning to call.
Get a big bull fired up and you'll be amazed at their strength! ............until they're close to being in range or seen, then you could hear a pin drop, but not them as they try to wind you.
I'm not sure if it's to prove their size and prowess, or suitability as a mate, or to establish dominace of the cow calling in case there are rivals around? I'm not sure, but boy howdy, it'll get your attention!
Yes it will get your attention! It's very exciting to watch this huge animal come to your calls, head swaying back and forth, drool pouring from its nose while he's grunting. He demands your attention!
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...