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    • Crystalshrimp
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      I was wondering if using Grunts and Doe bleats are effective only during the rut here in Texas. Same goes for rattling. do bucks still respond to Rattling,Wheezing and Snorts outside of the rut season. Is there a routine I should follow when trying to bring bucks in.

    • Homer
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      Don’t know about Texas in particular, but in general these tools are effective only during the pre-rut, rut, and post-rut, generally fall into early winter depending on latitude etc. But animals are curious and a doe or fawn bleet might bring a deer in anytime, especially does. I wouldn’t give it high odds, otherwise the call makers would be pushing it as “effective all year.” Just opening the conversation here and hope to learn something from those with more direct experience. I’ve quit using calls even during the rut, as when they work the deer come in hyper-cautious and high-wired, in my experience.

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      I thought this was thread about waking up in the morning. Nevermind. As you were…

    • David Petersen
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      Bruce — are you trying to upstage Patrick? If I were website comic I’d be sweating the competition right now!

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    • rnorris
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      In Michigan….I have good luck with a simple, quiet grunt during the rut. Never any luck with rattling, and the other stuff wheezing, etc. seems risky to me.

      If I am just trying to put something in the freezer, a fawn bleat is amazing…I have had mature does SPRINT in to my stand site in a pissed off manner after a few squeaks. I have also had things like coyotes, fox, and racoons come into a fawn bleat.

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Are you using a can for the fawn bleat? After, of course the early wake up grunts, snorts and wheezes…

    • rnorris
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      The can does work great, but I usually just make the sound with my mouth

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