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!
I could see the small band of mule deer picking their way towards me through the sagebrush 800 plus yards away. With my 10 power binoculars I spotted a legal buck bringing up the tail. I dropped down and crouched behind a large chunk of sage just waiting for them to pass within range. Unfortunately, they stopped and began milling around before finally settling down, with a few of them laying down right out in the open. They were not going to come to me; if I wanted any closer, I'd...