texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Lifechaser, WILDWHIT, Woody09, BillyK2021, TxHornHunter2021
68793 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 108,608
stxranchman 58,231
SnakeWrangler 57,510
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Gravytrain 43,673
BMD 41,222
Big Orn 37,484
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics609,757
Posts11,411,546
Members83,793
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Rattling up bucks is awesome! #7666730 11/19/19 06:56 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 17,436
C
ChadTRG42 Offline OP
THF Celebrity
OP Offline
THF Celebrity
C
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 17,436
Many years ago I tried rattling up some bucks. But the timing was off and it didn't work very well. I spoke to some people about it and read up on it, so we gave it a try this last weekend. Man, is that fun!! Our first set we rattled up a small 8 point. Within 15-20 seconds of banging on the antlers, he bolted in right in front of us to within 6-7 yards. He was so close, I thought about reaching for the 10mm on my hip. He left soon after. We had a bigger buck hang up in the back that we couldn't get to come in. We went to our next set and rattled up this 9 point in the pictures below. He was nice, and I thought about shooting him. He stayed close and circled around us then left. I called at 5 different rattling sets. I called up bucks and/or does at each setting but one. 4 for 5 is not bad! The bucks come in hard and fast and right up in your face. It's really awesome rattling them in!

This was a quick picture I snapped when the buck was moving past us. He was nice to look at.

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]





Custom and Precision Ammunition!!
www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL
Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666732 11/19/19 06:59 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 29,215
kmon1 Online Shocked
junior
Online Shocked
junior
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 29,215
When it works it is great fun


lf the saying "Liar, Liar your pants on fire" were true
Mainstream news might be fun to watch
Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666733 11/19/19 07:01 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 402
B
BassBuster1 Online Content
Bird Dog
Online Content
Bird Dog
B
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 402
Got my first one to come in like that last weekend too. Had a little 8 come in grunting and acting pretty tough. No shooters came to the rattles but still awesome to watch!

Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666743 11/19/19 07:11 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 58,231
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 58,231
It is really fun when they are running in like they did for you. Nothing beats rattling them in from the ground. They through all the natural instincts away when they are coming in that fast looking for the fight.
I have been rattling from the blind and from the ground at various locations. I had two bucks fighting last week and they brought in 3 more bucks plus 3 that were there. Bucks were circling the two fighting and running in from downwind. I rattled the other morning and finally got 2 bucks to come in. This buck came in downwind and then spotted me before I seen him. I took a few pics of him before he left. The other buck was smaller and never got out of the brush.
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]
Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666754 11/19/19 07:21 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 6,589
M
Mr. T. Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 6,589
I love the "rut and the rattle" time of the year.


Cabin rental in Pagosa Springs, Co.
Sleeps 10, If interested please PM me.
Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666757 11/19/19 07:25 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 6,161
U
unclebubba Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
U
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 6,161
That is fun. I rattled this past weekend to no avail. I did see 4 really good bucks, but they were all out of range, and all 4 were tending does. Once they are locked up with a doe, nothing will break them free. I'll try again next week and hopefully they will have finished with the majority of the does and will be out on the search for another.


Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted by TurkeyHunter
And make Kamila president

She’d just end up blowing it......
Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666760 11/19/19 07:31 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 758
Gringocazador Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 758
Its fun when they come to horns. I caught them just right years back at a place I leased hunting across the boarder in Mexico. I lost count of how many bucks I rattled that day.


Thanks, Billy
Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666764 11/19/19 07:32 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 583
H
HWY72 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
H
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 583
It can definitely be an adrenaline rush! A team works well for rattling.

Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666766 11/19/19 07:32 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 58,231
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 58,231
Last year on Nov. 7 I rattled in 7 bucks while rattling from the blind. It was warm foggy morning a little earlier but they all came running in from different directions over about a 20 minute period. Couple of them came in so close to the blind I had to stand up to take a pic of one of them. I tried rattling from two different locations this year on the same day and did not get a buck to come in. Temps were much colder this year also but the deer would not respond.
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]
Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666791 11/19/19 08:06 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 6,589
M
Mr. T. Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 6,589
Here is the buck my wife rattled up a couple of years ago. So much fun!
[Linked Image]


Cabin rental in Pagosa Springs, Co.
Sleeps 10, If interested please PM me.
Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666801 11/19/19 08:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,849
H
hook_n_line Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
H
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,849
Works for us down South Tx but not so good in Central Tx


Sometimes it's hard being me! But somebody has to do it.
Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666804 11/19/19 08:16 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 17,436
C
ChadTRG42 Offline OP
THF Celebrity
OP Offline
THF Celebrity
C
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 17,436
Yes. I used to try it there and it not work. You have to have a good buck to doe ratio. We were covered in does and rattling didn't work there.



Custom and Precision Ammunition!!
www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL
Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666815 11/19/19 08:34 PM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 1,732
R
rolyat.nosaj Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
R
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 1,732
I have been with someone that was successful rattling in a buck. It is awesome. I have never been lucky or good enough to make it happen.

Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666838 11/19/19 08:47 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 11,699
P
PMK Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 11,699
it's a lot of fun to watch when they are coming in hard for a challenge and almost run over you.


"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~
Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666854 11/19/19 08:59 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,354
duckhunter175 Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,354
This is a tactic I'm really dying to try here!! My last hunt was the day the cold front BLEW in so sound wasn't carrying at all. Hoping to get out this week and make it happen!!

CHAD- Glad you had the 10mm with you, make it count, all the cool kids are doing it!

Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7666859 11/19/19 09:08 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 17,436
C
ChadTRG42 Offline OP
THF Celebrity
OP Offline
THF Celebrity
C
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 17,436
Dude, I almost shot a small spike with my G40 in 10mm because of you! You made me jealous with that big buck you shot with your pistol. That's awesome! I want to shoot a doe now with it. I loaded up some 180 grain Speer Gold Dots I want to try.



Custom and Precision Ammunition!!
www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL
Re: Rattling up bucks is awesome! [Re: ChadTRG42] #7667517 11/20/19 02:53 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 203
R
Randallc Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
R
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 203
I've posted this before but it's always fun to watch.


Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2021 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3