$24.99 $ 24. Good Mass. However, I will say that I have seen it work on private ranchland, where there is a high buck to doe ratio and the rut is at its peak. They rattled in the most bucks from 7:30-10:30 a.m. While a balance is always best for a herd regardless of the time of year, it is not necessary for rattling to work well during early season since they are responding to be social with other bucks. Of course it's most effective during the peak of rut, when a buck's testosterone levels are also peaking. I've only hunted whitetailed deer and this year will be my first chance for a mulie. Login or register to post comments; Tags: Mule Deer; Wed, 2010-09-08 18:35 #1. Answered on Oct 28, 2016 See full answer Primos The Can, Original Can, Trap PS7064 The Can Deer Calls. Deer calling pioneer Jerry Peterson, of Woods Wise Game Calls, agrees. Its design allows it to be popular for all deer species. Ideally, the antlers should be hard, durable and with no visible signs of damage or mold. I’ve also found that rattling during the two-hour period either side of darkness works best. Mule deer bucks can be called in much like whitetails. Regardless of whether you are trophy hunting or hunting for food, these are some great ways to attract mule deer. Essentially, you rattle a set of 2 antlers together and it creates an illusion of 2 dominant bucks fighting. When whitetail bucks are establishing dominancy and seeking does for breeding, they may respond to deer rattling. I've had success rattling and grunting for whiteys in the past and was quite discouraged after basically being told it doesn't work. I have tried it for mule deer and it has worked (sort of) around the peak of the rut. And nothing gathers a crowd like a good fight. In WY we can't hunt mule deer during the rut but we do have a whitetail season during Nov. by Mark Kayser - A hunting rifle with caliber suitable for mule deer hunting (such as .300 Remington Ultra Mag). Making rattling antlers is relatively easy to do, but there are a few important things to consider. So, you can be sure they can be useless at some point. FREE Shipping. The best time to scout is obviously before your hunt, but the best answer would be in July and August. Trophy racks of North America, including: Whitetail and Mule Deer, Elk and Moose Trophy shed sets and single sheds Real Rattling Antlers for the serious hunter; All types of North American Craft Antlers If you don't see what you're looking for be sure to give us a call! If the herd is fine-tuned, meaning the adult-doe-to-antlered-buck ratio is not greater than 2 to 1 and there are mature bucks in the population, calling and rattling will work well. Are you looking for ways to easily attract these clever members of the deer species? High power binoculars or a spotting scope. Essentially, you rattle a set of 2 antlers together and it creates an illusion of 2 dominant bucks fighting. Is there any difference in technique between rattling for them and for whitetails? Buglmin 16-Sep-19. Stay out of sight in open country, and you could even call a buck across a broad plain. Not this one though. Rattling has its negative points, and there are a few things you need to know to be consistently successful at it. The response is certainly nothing like you get in, say, south Texas. However, I will say that I have seen it work on private ranchland, where there is a high buck to doe ratio and the rut is at its peak. Condition is "Used". It is especially helpful during the rut because it signals to does that there is a dominant buck nearby and can also draw in other dominant bucks. Has anyone tried it? If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Rattling for Mule Deer Discussion in 'Big Game' started by Herman, Jan 13, 2014. According to the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the estimated population of this species of deer is 4.2 million as of 2018. Rattling for whitetails can be very effective in mid November. I would guess in the years I've done it, I probably rattle in 3 muleys for every 1 whitetail. The bucks don't come charging in either. Mule deer are not nearly as likely to approach the sound of rattling antlers, used to simulate the noise created by fighting bucks, but if you’ve lost track of a buck while stalking in thick cover you might just make him show himself by employing this trick. Stay out of sight in open country, and you could even call a buck across a broad plain. These are also large bodied deer with some whitetail bucks weighing over 200 lbs. Rattling antlers for mule deer? I doubt if it would work . The rut (mating season) occurs during the winter months of November and December, so this is the best time of year to hunt mule deer. Deer calling pioneer Jerry Peterson, of Woods Wise Game Calls, agrees. I have never used any kind of calls or rattling when mule deer hunting, and I think I will watch for an appropriate opportunity to try it out in the future. It is the sound of two bucks in battle and should not be confused with the deer’s vocalization. By "sort of", I mean that animals will stop and look for the source, and sometimes will wander in the direction of the noise. mulehorn 21-Nov-08. Western predator hunters have experienced this phenomenon repeatedly as distress calls bring mobs of mama mule deer to the rescue. Mule deer bucks are usually bachelored up this time of year. They’ll go head-to-head during the pre-rut and the rut. Bucks grunt contentedly while trailing does and prowling for willing partners. We tested. Joined: 03/26/2009 . Location: Western Colorado . When we say speak the language, we mean it. As to mule deer responding to rattling horns, I have tried many times in Mexico, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado to entice mule deer to the sound of my horns. November marks the unofficial start to the rut in many parts of the country. I've had a little luck with smaller bucks rattling and calling. Conventional wisdom says that muleys aren't vocal critters. 21-Nov-08. Stix 14-Sep-19. Many of these heavy antlered whitetails will range in the 130 to 150 class with an occasional animal scoring in the 160’s, 170’s or more and mule deer can be even larger. Free shipping. Realistic rattling, he told me, ought to sound like a wild hog chewing on a Mountain Dew bottle. They can easily be identified by their mule-like ears and the black tip on their tails. Its design allows it to be popular for all deer species. While rattling for deer I have had moose come in as well. Another reason rattling probably works is because of the deer’s natural curiosity. This is great for drawing in other bucks that are looking to establish dominance and even does looking for a dominant buck. From same set. I'm mainly hunting in the treeline. So far I have rattled in only one buck that I truly felt was coming in to my horns; that one was a really nice four-year-old in western Texas. Mule deer have 310-degree vision around them and see better at night than during the day. Mule Deer and rattling Mule Deer. Waterholes also work in the extremely arid country that the deer inhabit near me. More about this lot > Mule Deer Rattling Antlers, Matched Pairs: 2332-9998. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Mule Deer. You may have to practice different pitches n tones for blacktail n mule deer.because they make slightly different sounds than whitetail.but I have no doubt that the extinguisher is the right call for any deer.good luck n happy hunting. These are also large bodied deer with some whitetail bucks weighing over 200 lbs. Rattle Their Cage: Mule deer enjoy a good fight as much as any whitetail. A month-to-month mule deer comparison. Snort One Up: The first snort-wheeze I ever heard came from a mule deer buck along Colorado’s Front Range. After Tom shot his big whitetail deer in Montana, his last chance for the year to pull out a mule deer is in Idaho. Testing scat and urine for warmth will allow you to know if any mule deer have recently been in the area. Hunters Specialties Ruttin' Buck Rattling Bag 4.2 out of 5 stars 612. (See deer grunting 101 to learn about a variety of non-aggressive calls). Last Updated on November 13, 2020 by Marty Prokop. View Profile View Forum Posts ooooooooooooo Join Date Jun 2005 Posts 16,038. Post by skyhawkbowhunter1 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:35 am I have done it but it only works in the peak of the rut. We perfected. While still-hunting cottonwood bottoms, I’ve rattled in whitetails and mule deer on the same set. Once startled, mule deer will jump nearly 15 feet in distance per leap in a fashion called “stotting,” so it is extremely important to remain calm, quiet, and relaxed once you have chosen your hunting spot. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. (See deer grunting 101 to learn about a variety of non-aggressive calls). Ring the Alarm: The sounds of a fawn in distress can bring the entire herd running. If you are in a place that gets snow during the winter months, it is helpful to look for tracts just after the snow has fallen to establish how close a mule deer is. $10.00. -----all posts deleted----- Last edited by Jelvis; 01-02-2014 at 10:18 PM. Outdoor Hunting Lab Deer Rattle Bag - Hunting Call with Mesh Bag - Weather Resistant & 100% Authentic Deer Antler Rattling Sound. Human scent suppressants (such as the Wildlife Research Center Scent Killer). “The first weeks of the post-rut, when old bucks cruise for the last hot does, are a good time to keep rattling,” Mick says. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. With enough lung power you can also command an exiting buck to take a second look. Mule deer travel more than whitetails do, but the muleys still like something green to eat. Hunting is an art and all species of animals have tried and true methods of attraction and hunting, so for the purposes of this article, I will be focusing on rut-related attraction methods. I hope that you found these pro tips and attraction methods to be helpful and informative. Critter. The hunters who have planted BioLogic are reporting good success with feeding different types of deer. I jumped at the sound and the sight of the bristled, stiff-legged buck displaying to another buck. Rattling is a great method for attracting mule deer. Do Big Mule Deer Bucks Respond to Antler Rattling, When, Where + How? Once the deer return to the bedding sites after foraging all night, which will be between 6 to 10 am in most parts of the United States, they bed down until noon. Certainly less reliable than with whitetails, I've drawn in several muley bucks and does with rattling. Non-Aggressive Calling is a Better Bet Rattling can be highly effective, but for most bowhunters it is rarely as effective as non-aggressive calling. Was: $27.11. Primos Rack-N-Roll Fighting Bucks Deer Call. You can find them being great for the whitetail, blacktail and mule deer. They are also usually bachelored up with other bucks of the same age structure. Mule deer have a highly advanced sense of smell, so ensure to mask your scent either with mule deer odor products or scent eliminating products and choose a hunting spot that is downwind of the deer. 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