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#5432454 - 11/19/14 09:32 PM Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique...........
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Registered: 09/13/11
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Anyways here are a few of the bucks that have responded and I was able to get pictures of.


















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#5432492 - 11/19/14 09:45 PM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Huntin & Fishin]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Yep, when the time is right, that can be a fun thing to do. Nice photos, not easy when you're being "stalked"!
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#5432502 - 11/19/14 09:52 PM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Huntin & Fishin]
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Registered: 08/20/13
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I need to do more, but that is awesome you got those pics. Thanks for sharing.
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#5432519 - 11/19/14 10:01 PM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Huntin & Fishin]
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I never take my camera when rattling, to busy looking and ready to shoot something . Rattled this morning and got 2 young bucks in quickly. Then a pickup and cattle trailer rattled into the neighbors. hammer Might have to take my camera in the morning and try again.
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#5432525 - 11/19/14 10:03 PM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Huntin & Fishin]
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Registered: 11/25/11
Posts: 183
Loc: Azle, TX
I use a rattling bag and if it weren't for me rattling in a buck that came straight towards me and and buddy last season I would have thrown them away. I'm telling yall this buck came charging us sitting out in the open my buddy shot him at 10yards we dove out of the way and he fell20 yards behind us.

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#5432558 - 11/19/14 10:27 PM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Huntin & Fishin]
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I've had them come in on a rope and a few snuck up on me through the thickest brush and never made a sound....I just had to sit back and watch.
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#5432589 - 11/19/14 10:50 PM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Huntin & Fishin]
Ryan81 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/11
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Loc: Northeast Texas
Anyone use a grunt call? My first time using one will be this weekend so I'll see how it goes.
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#5432709 - 11/20/14 05:34 AM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Ryan81]
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Originally Posted By: Ryan81
Anyone use a grunt call? My first time using one will be this weekend so I'll see how it goes.

Yes when I rattle and it can work really well by itself at the correct time.
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#5432714 - 11/20/14 05:43 AM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Huntin & Fishin]
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Registered: 01/11/09
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Loc: Germany
I rattled in a great buck this year that I was blessed enough to shoot and a small buck too.

Grunting and a snort wheeze can be effective too.
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#5432715 - 11/20/14 05:45 AM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Huntin & Fishin]
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Registered: 08/15/11
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Loc: Waco, TX
I haven't used it much, but I have had success with it. Rattled in a spike last year that bee-lined to within 10 yards of us.

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#5432861 - 11/20/14 07:50 AM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Huntin & Fishin]
Lil Joe Offline
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Registered: 06/08/14
Posts: 124
Loc: Willis, Tx
I LOVE rattling but I mostly hunt in east texas now and I have never had anything come in to my rattling there. I have rattled in many deer in south and west texas, it is one of the funniest ways to hunt when the time is right and it works

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#5432972 - 11/20/14 08:45 AM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Huntin & Fishin]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Absolutely. One of the most exciting hunts you can do. And don't get discouraged if it doesn't work the first time. It never works every time. But when it does it's almost magical. cheers
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#5433088 - 11/20/14 09:25 AM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Huntin & Fishin]
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Registered: 08/18/09
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I've my best success rattling and grunting where there's an abundance of mature bucks.

Personally, I've seen great response to grunt calls than rattling. I once watched a nice middle aged 8 pt poking through the brush. Clacked the horns together really loud and all he did was look my way before proceeding the same way he had been. I blew the grunt call and he came charging my way. I've had other similar experiences in the hill country, south Texas and San Angelo areas.
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#5433098 - 11/20/14 09:28 AM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Huntin & Fishin]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
I've rattled a bunch over the years, most of the time I was probably not effective due to the time of the season being wrong. I've had better success lately, even rattling one in from about 300 yards off and getting to watch him all the way in to 30 yards.
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#5433216 - 11/20/14 10:18 AM Re: Does anyone else use rattling as a hunting technique........... [Re: Huntin & Fishin]
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Registered: 10/13/08
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Loc: Portland, Texas
Not until mid-December, but yes. About ten years ago we really started making an effort to keep our buck to doe ratio around 1 and it has made a huge difference in the effectiveness of rattling. I actually rattled in the last buck I killed from a box blind, but it's a lot more fun down on the ground in the thick stuff.

I hunted this guy hard for a few days and finally rattled him in at about 10am one cold morning in early January 2013.

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