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When to start Rattleing, Grunting and Doe Bleats?

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When does one know when to start rattleing, grunting and Doe bleats. If one starts to early can it scare off other deer? Just wondering as I have never done any of it.

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Last three times out, bucks have gone from sparring lightly in bachelor groups to fighting pretty heavily for about 15 minutes last night in the creek. Was quite the spectacle, it also attracted an audience of two smaller bucks and a couple does. So my guess is they are setting up thier territories and pecking order now as their groups disband, soon the real fighting will begin, so rattling lightly could draw some interest, I wouldn't go overboard though...

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light rattling, and the occassional grunt may attract a deer early, all of october. but to start getting aggressive with the calling, i'd wait until the week of halloween, as i think halloween is the best day of the year to see mature bucks on the hoof drop their guard lookin for honey! typically, i dont start callin aggressively until i see does have run off their youngins. u'll know, fawns will be traveling alone, or with their siblings, and no ma around

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I have sucessfully grunted in bucks pretty much from bow opener through the end of the rifle season, early in the year keep the grunting soft. I usually hold off on rattling until late Oct, maybe the 25th-31th and into Nov. I might use a doe bleat or two throughout November but I personally haven't had much luck with them.

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