I'm planning to buy 2 antelope tags each as that will give us nine total for a short trip up there. We had 18 last year for the three of us and even though we went twice it was just a little too much to handle, and I don't have the time for more than one trip this year.
One buck tag and two doe tags should be enough for a few days of hunting.
I got our doe tags this morning but The site was going so slow it took me an hour to get them. I got almost to th finish while punching in my credit card and got thrown out for reaching the 30 minute time limit and had to start over. Iwas probably the first one in but could have waited till later but I just didn't want to take the chance.
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...