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Feeder vs Calling #6018707 11/09/15 05:53 AM
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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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Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22] #6018712 11/09/15 06:32 AM
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You will find that deer are generally not as responsive as predators to game calls.


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Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22] #6018757 11/09/15 11:38 AM
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I will rattle a couple times per sit, but that's about it


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Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22] #6019105 11/09/15 03:27 PM
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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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Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22] #6019120 11/09/15 03:31 PM
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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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Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22] #6019146 11/09/15 03:36 PM
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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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Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22] #6019169 11/09/15 03:45 PM
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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.


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Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: PoppaG22] #6019228 11/09/15 04:13 PM
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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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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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Re: Feeder vs Calling [Re: Palehorse] #6019663 11/09/15 07:47 PM
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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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