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#6018707 - 11/08/15 11:53 PM Feeder vs Calling
PoppaG22 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/14
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Loc: Prosper, Tx
Curious as to how many people truly attempt calling deer vs using a feeder here in Texas. Have looked into maybe testing the call this season.
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#6018712 - 11/09/15 12:32 AM Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
You will find that deer are generally not as responsive as predators to game calls.
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#6018757 - 11/09/15 05:38 AM Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22]
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I will rattle a couple times per sit, but that's about it
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#6019105 - 11/09/15 09:27 AM Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22]
kmon1 Offline
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Have called in quite a few bucks over the years. Rattling, grunts, doe bleats have all worked.

Even while sitting watching a feeder have had them come in to calls.

It doesn't work nearly all the time but when it works it works well especially where pretty thick woods and cover.
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#6019120 - 11/09/15 09:31 AM Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22]
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Calling or rattling is all about timing and time of the season. Feeder is conditioning them to a time and noise with the corn.
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#6019146 - 11/09/15 09:36 AM Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22]
dogdown23 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/14
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I did a 90 second rattling sequence Saturday evening then blew a grunt call a few times and had a 4.5 yr old 8pt come running in at 80 yards. The wife dropped him in his tracks. That's the 1st time in 3 years a buck at that lease came to rattling. My lease in the hill country is a different story. I call in deer on a regular basis. Alot of calling deer is about timing and being in the right place at the right time.
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#6019169 - 11/09/15 09:45 AM Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22]
MoBettaHuntR Offline
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Registered: 10/29/14
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Loc: West is the best...
Originally Posted By: samtx
Curious as to how many people truly attempt calling deer vs using a feeder here in Texas. Have looked into maybe testing the call this season.


Hunt your heaviest used trails if you want more of a challenge or can't afford feeders and corn.
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#6019228 - 11/09/15 10:13 AM Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22]
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I've heard of electronic calls that sound like a feeder going off. I guess if you have a bunch of feeder trained deer, that might work.
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#6019524 - 11/09/15 12:28 PM Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: dogdown23]
texassippi Offline
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Registered: 08/06/15
Posts: 413
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: dogdown23
I did a 90 second rattling sequence Saturday evening then blew a grunt call a few times and had a 4.5 yr old 8pt come running in at 80 yards. The wife dropped him in his tracks. That's the 1st time in 3 years a buck at that lease came to rattling. My lease in the hill country is a different story. I call in deer on a regular basis. Alot of calling deer is about timing and being in the right place at the right time.


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#6019663 - 11/09/15 01:47 PM Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: Palehorse]
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Originally Posted By: Palehorse
I've heard of electronic calls that sound like a feeder going off. I guess if you have a bunch of feeder trained deer, that might work.


I heard a recording of the gate closing and vehicles driving off works too. grin

I rattled once Sat morn and 20 seconds into it was a 4 pt staring right at me through the only window in the trees. 5 minutes later he finally un froze and blew like crazy. 10 minutes later a nice buck came in behind me. No feeder was being used as the bat died a couple weeks ago.

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