Outside of the basic sounds deer make, there are variations and situational sounds, just like turkeys, that can mean the difference from calling one in or having one spook.
Deer, and certainly bucks, that are just out of range but on alert should not be called to. Although, understanding how, when and why bucks and does communicate together with the right calls for deer can put you in a position to connect this season.
Rattle for several sequences mixed with other deer calls like grunts and sit and wait for this calling strategy to pay off.
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Let him continue on his own if he is coming in. As the peak of the rut comes in, bucks are aggressively challenging each other with more intense altercations for breeding rights to does. This rattling system is light, portable and loud enough to generate any rattling variation you may need deer hunting from a stand or on the ground in the rut.
Deer calling is not all that different from turkey calling. Rattling can be accomplished with real antlers, synthetic antlers, rattle bags or other innovative rattling systems.
With this deer calling guide, you can be more confident in your ability to effectively talk the talk the next time you climb in that stand for deer hunting.
Far too many times you hit the right call and in an instant a buck responds. A buck in turn will associate this sound as signal of a ready mate and come in to check her out. The key is to know how bucks spar with each other in the different phases of the rut.
For years, Peterson had been urging me to add more bleats to my calling repertoire. It also put a whole pile of venison in the freezer. However, in less than a minute, I heard the swish-swish of footfalls in the leaves.
Mee-ahh, mee-ahhhh. Keep your deer calling rattling stragey related to the phases of the rut. Already on alert either from earlier calling or other factors in the area, additional calling could tip them off that something is not right and it is time to move on.