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#2996620 - 10/24/12 09:52 AM Call/Scent or nothing?
ngpirtle
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Registered: 10/18/11
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Quick questions, if you know your hunting the rut in your area do you go prepared with a some type of call and scent, or do you think they are all hoaxs?

Working on the finishing touches to my stand pack for the upcoming ruts hunts and I have never used any scents or calls.

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#2998026 - 10/25/12 06:07 AM Re: Call/Scent or nothing? [Re: ngpirtle]
rem270
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during the rut ive had better luck with the "can" call than anything
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#2998085 - 10/25/12 07:03 AM Re: Call/Scent or nothing? [Re: rem270]
bigtex
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I never go in the deer woods without my grunt call. I don't "blind" call very much, but if I can see a buck out of range and he obviously isn't going to come close for a shot I use it. If I can see the buck, I can watch his body language and more times than not bring him in close.
Not saying blind calling doesn't work, in some instances i've had pretty good success doing that as well. I also use the can call in the same scenarios.
Don't sit in a blind and call constantly and expect to have deer running all over you.
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#2998154 - 10/25/12 07:55 AM Re: Call/Scent or nothing? [Re: bigtex]
Great White Stalker
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Registered: 11/29/09
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Yeah not much on blind calling myself. I heard my first snort wheeze several years ago. NEVER would have used that until that sit made me a believer. I saw 5 bucks in one set. They were wheezing all over the place. Last year I had a monster come in. Shot and missed with my bow at 41 yds. I had a call that was one of those 3-in-1 deals. Anyway after i shot and missed he only ran 10 yds.( I was sitting on the side of a steep ridge with open hardwoods.) Well I grunted at the monster and that would stop him as he walked off but not turn him. He would look in the woods but the fact that he didn't see anything didn't do much to spark his interest. So I snort wheezed. This had the same affect. Finally I used the dreaded bleat call which I think sounded horrible. Wouldn't you know at 70 yds it turns him and he came up an adjacent ridge to where I had another 41 yd shot! Unfortunately my calling was better than my shooting that day. lol.Its funny. This is the first time I could tell that story and not feel like throwing up. He was a monster.... Also I didn't mention that he walked up on a 155 lb 7 pointer that had been bedding beside me at 40 yds for over 8 hrs!!! It was a great sit and learning experience. Calls are no gimmick. Just don't go crazy with them. You are liable to do more harm than good.
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#2998639 - 10/25/12 12:30 PM Re: Call/Scent or nothing? [Re: Great White Stalker]
jb3
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Registered: 02/23/09
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Loc: Burns, TN

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During the rut I don't use any call. If a buck is after a doe, he really doesn't pay attention to anything but her. At least that's been my experience.
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#2999487 - 10/25/12 09:28 PM Re: Call/Scent or nothing? [Re: jb3]
easy45
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I tend to have a grunt call and a can call with me and will drag some estrous scent behind me on the way to the stand
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#2999909 - 10/26/12 08:38 AM Re: Call/Scent or nothing? [Re: easy45]
WRbowhunter
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Registered: 02/22/10
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I always carry a grunt call. About 5 years ago I was sitting on a side of a ditch and coughed before I could stop myself.I pulled out my grunt call with the hopes that "maybe" they would not figure out what the cough was all about. After hitting the grunt a few times. this big 8 pt steps to the edge of the ditch looking for a fight. He looked around for a bit then came straight to me all the time looking like he wanted to kick someones butt. Sometimes you just never know what's going to happen.
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#2999913 - 10/26/12 08:42 AM Re: Call/Scent or nothing? [Re: WRbowhunter]
BlountArrow
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Am I the only hunter on here that has never had even the slightest response from a Buck with the Doe "Can" call? I've even had bucks within eye sight and nothing. Just curious.

Edited by BlountArrow (10/26/12 10:00 AM)
Edit Reason: not "bugs" - bucks
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#2999972 - 10/26/12 09:06 AM Re: Call/Scent or nothing? [Re: BlountArrow]
DOC1187
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Registered: 06/14/08
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
Am I the only hunter on here that has never had even the slightest response from a Buck with the Doe "Can" call? I've even had bugs within eye sight and nothing. Just curious.
i had an 8 take off running when i hit the can he was at least 150 yards away he got out of dodge in a hurry

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#3001918 - 10/27/12 02:05 PM Re: Call/Scent or nothing? [Re: DOC1187]
BlackBelt
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Registered: 08/09/08
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Loc: SouthWest TN

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If you use the can call incorrectly you will run off every deer that can hear it.
Most people turn the call over and let it "blaaaaaah" until it quits. They dont realize they have just made whats called an 'alarm bleat' and have put every deer around on high alert for danger.
If you didnt know that, go to youtube and type in "the deer doctor"...which is a guy named peter fiduccia (or something like that) and watch his free video on the 5 different sounds deer make and what each means.

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