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Rattlin’ Madeline Home

Bob Rogers

Jackie Gleason. Spike Jones. “Who?”  Well, you’d have to be at least over 40 to know them.  Maybe 50.  60? Never mind. From an earlier era – about 1925-75 to be exact – those two comedic entertainers filled the airwaves with song and dance. We don’t think either one ever hunted deer.

But let’s say you saw several deer on your favorite hunting ground but none had antlers.  Typical of this time of year.  But so is the rut when all bucks begin thinking of something besides getting shot at. That’s when they start some serious sniffing of the autumn breezes, their compass that will lead them to a doe named Madeline. You do gives names to your favorite estrus doe decoys, don’t you? I have a friend who has had considerable success convincing amorous bucks to meet Madeline.  That’s because he uses her deviously to rattle a potential rival buck or something that sounds like one buck fighting another for Madeline’s favors and that’s exactly when ol’ Bucko loses it and heads for battle, something you’ll either see or at least hear about in this week’s edition of…

Antler Rattling Tips Based on Deer Research, 2:39 min.

The weeks leading up to the whitetail rut is the best time to rattle! By practicing QDM and protecting yearling bucks, you get higher response rates from adult bucks when you rattle or use grunt calls. These rattling tips, based on deer research, will also increase your success.

Rattling for Whitetail Deer…………Burn The Antlers, 1:19 min.

Wade Middleton explains his techniques for rattling and what it means to make the antlers burn.

Hunting with Deer Decoys, 2:53 min.

Deer decoys can be very effective during the rut, but which type should you use when hunting pressured whitetails … buck or doe decoy? John Eberhart has both and shows us which ones he uses and why.

Rattling In Some Rutting Bucks, 3:45 min.

EOTR staff member, Jeff, rattles in two nice bucks after a very short rattle sequence. Watch the exciting footage as he makes the decision to pass of these lucky bucks for another year.

Rattling in 206″ Iowa Whitetail, 5:36 min.

Gabe Adair of Whitetail Properties is hunting in Iowa when he rattles in a buck of a lifetime!

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