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#6441975 - 09/07/16 11:14 AM Electronic Calls for Deer
Deerhunter61 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 6191
Loc: DFW
Guys,

I am curious if any of you have ever used Electronic Calls, Rattling, Bleeping etc for deer while hunting? I have rattled before and had success, had a buck come in, but that was from a ground blind not a tower blind. So I am wondering if the electronic calls work?

Thanks,

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#6442098 - 09/07/16 12:26 PM Re: Electronic Calls for Deer [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Yes and like anything else with hunting it is all about timing. They can work very well or leave you thinking you wasted your money. I still prefer rattling antlers or a grunt call vs electronic calls for whitetails.
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#6442236 - 09/07/16 01:50 PM Re: Electronic Calls for Deer [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Yes and like anything else with hunting it is all about timing. They can work very well or leave you thinking you wasted your money. I still prefer rattling antlers or a grunt call vs electronic calls for whitetails.
After rattling in my first good buck last yr I can't wait to try again this year.
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#6445413 - 09/09/16 03:10 PM Re: Electronic Calls for Deer [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 02/17/16
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Loc: Vanderpool, TX
What about on axis?

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#6445439 - 09/09/16 03:37 PM Re: Electronic Calls for Deer [Re: Deerhunter61]
Alan S. Offline
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Registered: 08/29/08
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Loc: Brazoria County
You could always just record the sound of a feeder going off... smile

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#6445833 - 09/09/16 08:09 PM Re: Electronic Calls for Deer [Re: Alan S.]
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Originally Posted By: Alan S.
You could always just record the sound of a feeder going off... smile


I saw an electronic corn feeder call in Walmart a few years ago. roflmao
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#6445905 - 09/09/16 09:04 PM Re: Electronic Calls for Deer [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I've rattled/grunted/doe bleat canned in two nice bucks in Young county from a 10', elevated tripod blind. As Ranch has indicated, it's mostly about timing and interest of the bucks in your area. If done right, it can be very successful. Many times it just doesn't result in much..Timing and practice are key..

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#6445910 - 09/09/16 09:10 PM Re: Electronic Calls for Deer [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
I've rattled/grunted/doe bleat canned in two nice bucks in Young county from a 10', elevated tripod blind. As Ranch has indicated, it's mostly about timing and interest of the bucks in your area. If done right, it can be very successful. Many times it just doesn't result in much..Timing and practice are key..


These weren't electronic calls, all manual in nature.

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#6446498 - 09/10/16 12:55 PM Re: Electronic Calls for Deer [Re: Palehorse]
MClark Offline
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Registered: 10/09/15
Posts: 157
Loc: Arizona
Originally Posted By: Palehorse
Originally Posted By: Alan S.
You could always just record the sound of a feeder going off... smile


I saw an electronic corn feeder call in Walmart a few years ago. roflmao


I saw a feeder with a piece of tube, like from a wind chime, the corn would hit when it was flung out. Rancher calls it the dinner bell.
My Foxpro has deer sounds, I was going to try this year.

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#6446606 - 09/10/16 02:21 PM Re: Electronic Calls for Deer [Re: Deerhunter61]
Alan S. Offline
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Registered: 08/29/08
Posts: 52
Loc: Brazoria County
The more I think about it its a surprise that there are not a 100 different cheapo electric deer calls being sold everywhere and grunts/bleats and rattles are very common.
I would give it a shot and the cool thing about something like the foxpro is it can be put good ways away from you to create a good little setup.

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#6447354 - 09/11/16 09:58 AM Re: Electronic Calls for Deer [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 120
I thought it was against the law to use any electronic call for deer hunting.........

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#6447394 - 09/11/16 10:27 AM Re: Electronic Calls for Deer [Re: Deerhunter61]
don k Online   content
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Electronic calls yet don't like high fence because it is too easy? Go figure.
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