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Discussion in '2011 Whitetail General' started by doedumatch, Oct 29, 2010.
Do you think it's too early to rattle???
nope, heard 2 little ones fighting last week
i have had 3 different ones come into rattling this week.
We've been rattling for nearly two weeks now! We rattled in a KS giant last weekend (shot at 10 yards) with this own sheds. Last night I had a fight going on about 100 yards south of me and rattled in another good buck right at last light but hung up and never got a good look to see if he was a shooter or not. We've started to rattle every 20 - 30 minutes and will be banging them together hard and often this weekend!
Let 'em fly
How do you go about rattling? How long?
This is primetime until 2nd weekend of gun season IMHO.
If on the ground I usually rattle while rustling leaves and makign a ruckus. In the stand I like to do some grunting, snort wheezing, and then start slow and build up to a finale. I also follow up with some grunting. Somethign along those lines.
[rquote=1869665&tid=130149&author=ckbuck]How do you go about rattling? How long?[/rquote]
I think everyone does it differently, but if I'm able to move around a little bit, I like to rattle with decent sized sheds and rake the tree/branches as I'm rattling. If you're on the ground, this is much easier. I like to throw in a couple of grunts while rattling as well. Knight and Hale makes a great tool called a Pack Rack. Very small and compact and sounds great! During this time of year, I'll rattle for 30 - 60 seconds, break for a minute or two, hit them again, break, rattle again.
Some people like to tie sheds to a rope, lay them on the ground while you're up in the tree, and pull the rope up and down so that antler hit eachother and also stir up the leaves.
Give it a try..
The only thing I've ever done rattling was scare deer away op: