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Rattling is often tried but more often misunderstood by hunters who have listened to too many myths. Here’s one hunter’s counter-argument to those deer hunting myths about rattling up bucks and does.
Playing the wind, we edged up a ridge and began our first rattling sequence of the morning. The antlers resonated loudly, as my hunting partner, Steve Ray, mimicked a fight between two rival bucks. To add realism, he ran his foot back and forth over an empty plastic water bottle to generate the crunching, crackling sounds of breaking brush.
Four minutes later, a buck came rushing toward us with his head held high,…