Just found out that a classmate I haven't talked to in 20 years got invited to be the sub-permittee on an archery hunt with his buddy. He's excited.
Boy Mike, they really dropped the permits the last year or 2. I could swear they were up in the 700-800's a few years ago, but only 405 this year???? Maybe that's where the tag quota will hover now that they have the moose population wehre they want it.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...