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#3302 - 09/21/04 09:20 AM Rattle bags vs. horns
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Registered: 09/06/04
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Loc: Cedar Park, Tx
Which do you use? Which have you had better success with?

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#3303 - 09/21/04 10:37 AM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: 7mmSTW]
Longtine Offline
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Registered: 09/01/04
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Loc: Sulphur Springs, Texas
Horns. I've seen bucks rattled in with horns, artif. horns, arrows and even talked to an old man once that rattled one in with a silver dollar. When they are in the mood just about anything will work. It may be personal preference but I think the horns seem to work better.


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#3304 - 09/21/04 01:02 PM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: Longtine]
Brownwood Offline
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Registered: 09/20/04
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Loc: DFW Texas
I've had best luck with horns, or synthetic horns. I think they are louder. I have busted my fingers up a time or two though and it's really bad when you catch a decent buck wtching you bang them together. It seems like they are just wiating for you to stop ratlling and notice them so that you know your busted!


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#3305 - 09/21/04 02:19 PM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: Brownwood]
Bradbury Offline
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Registered: 08/29/04
Posts: 1951
Loc: Ft. Worth, TX USA
rattled in a nice 8 in Graham area last year with the bag,,,used it while in a tree stand in Iowa a few years ago and did fine with it, just did not want to take my horns up in the stand. However, I have had more success with horns, synthetic ones.........I do have a set of large mule deer antlers that i use down in south texas and they are loud.

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#3306 - 09/21/04 06:30 PM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: Bradbury]
dgilbert Offline
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Registered: 09/04/04
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I have been using horns, but I think I will try the bag this year, least they are not as bulky. I to have hit my hands and fingers with the horns.


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#3307 - 09/21/04 08:37 PM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: 7mmSTW]
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Registered: 09/02/04
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Horns, I've tried the bag but I can't make it sound like I want it to.

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#3308 - 09/21/04 08:43 PM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: HunterTed]
Bradbury Offline
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Great success this last season with the bag and I had not hit them for more then 10 seconds when this buck popped out of the brush, he had me pegged, if had been using horns, he would have seen movement...quick look thru the scope and right on the neck and boom he was down.

With horns once, i saw this buck at 300 plus yards, i rattled hard, he kept going, I went harder, he kept moving,,,I did it again, not 90 seconds from the start and boom he came on a dead run right at me, shot him at 34 yards.

No matter what, other then calling turkeys, rattling in deer has to be the most exciting.

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#6872012 - 08/28/17 07:29 PM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: Longtine]
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Originally Posted By: Longtine
Horns. I've seen bucks rattled in with horns, artif. horns, arrows and even talked to an old man once that rattled one in with a silver dollar. When they are in the mood just about anything will work. It may be personal preference but I think the horns seem to work better.



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#6872170 - 08/28/17 09:40 PM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: 7mmSTW]
bjankowski Offline
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Horns for sure.
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#6872253 - 08/28/17 11:47 PM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: 7mmSTW]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 22266
Loc: Texas
Could be timing but have been much more successful with real antlers. Choose approporate antlers for the deer you are targeting. Have seen real heavy (lots of mass) rattling horns spook deer but the few that respons at the ones you are really after if you like mature bucks


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#6872418 - 08/29/17 08:02 AM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: 7mmSTW]
slick_trickster84 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/16
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Rattled in a nice 7 point in 2013 and killed him. I used the bag. I've rattled in several bucks with it

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#6872452 - 08/29/17 08:38 AM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: 7mmSTW]
gary roberson Offline
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Registered: 09/18/08
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Horns without a doubt and I prefer the real thing. You simply cannot get enough volume from a rattling bag to cover as much ground as I want to cover.
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#6872516 - 08/29/17 09:58 AM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: 7mmSTW]
Las Colinas Hunter Offline
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Registered: 11/02/12
Posts: 248
Loc: Nocona TX
I like horns, but hate the banged up fingers. I do like the bag for convenience and ease. Have had success with both.

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#6872816 - 08/29/17 01:59 PM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: 7mmSTW]
BenBob Offline
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Registered: 01/27/06
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Loc: Undercover
Rattle Bag works well for me and it takes less movement on my part to make a louder rattling sound with the bag than it does using real horns or artificial antlers.
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#6873359 - 08/30/17 12:24 AM Re: Rattle bags vs. horns [Re: Las Colinas Hunter]
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Originally Posted By: Las Colinas Hunter
I like horns, but hate the banged up fingers. I do like the bag for convenience and ease. Have had success with both.


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