- 1 When should you start calling for whitetail?
- 2 How often should you grunt call whitetail deer?
- 3 Can you call in a buck?
- 4 Why am I not seeing deer in my stand?
- 5 When should I grunt for deer?
- 6 How do you attract bucks to your stand?
- 7 How far can a deer hear a grunt call?
- 8 How often should you hit a grunt call?
- 9 How do you blind grunt for deer?
When should you start calling for whitetail?
Knowing the social structure of the herd during the time you intend to hunt is a key to getting calls, decoys or scent to work for you. In the “whitetail world” the time during early season ( typically late August through October ) is all about being social with other deer.
How often should you grunt call whitetail deer?
CALL REPEATEDLY In areas in early to mid-October, it can’t hurt to blow half a dozen moderately loud grunts every 20 to 30 minutes. Do this whenever you’re archery hunting in a draw or on a ridge where deer move between bedding and feeding areas. You should also grunt periodically from a stand near a bedding area.
Can you call in a buck?
Calling deer can be an effective way to bring bucks to your stand, even though there isn’t the same instant gratification usually associated with calling ducks or turkeys. Deer aren’t nearly as vocal as those species, but they are more vocal than many hunters realize.
Why am I not seeing deer in my stand?
If you’re not seeing deer, you might be reaching your treestand too late and leaving too early. Get settled at least a half-hour before you expect deer to move. That means arriving before first light in the morning, and at least an hour before dark in the late afternoon. If you’re not seeing deer, don’t lose hope.
When should I grunt for deer?
Bucks grunt during all phases of the rut, including when making scrapes, rubbing trees, fighting, and chasing does. Typically, it is a vocalization to project dominance over a doe or other bucks in the area. A soft grunt call is most effective when a buck is in sight but out of shooting range.
How do you attract bucks to your stand?
For variety and winter cover, you can mix in a few pines or cedars.
- Provide minerals. Maybe you’re fortunate enough to have a natural mineral site on your property.
- Add water.
- Create or enhance staging areas.
- Add shrubs and vines.
- Build big buck bedding cover.
- Create a thermal refuge.
- Plant oaks.
- Give them fruit.
How far can a deer hear a grunt call?
Grunt at every buck, both shooters and small 4- or 6-points, that you see slipping down a ridge or ducking into cover up to 125 yards away. In my field-testing, a deer can hear your calls that far if the wind and terrain are right. The more bucks you see and call to, the more you learn from their reactions.
How often should you hit a grunt call?
This is when you can take advantage of this and start ramping up your calling frequency to about every 30 minutes. Every blind grunt sequence should consist of three to five grunts, and be spaced about one second apart. During peak-rut, you want loud aggressive grunts.
How do you blind grunt for deer?
Grab a grunt call, like the Buck Roar or Rut Roar, and give 2-3 soft grunts spaced a second apart. Then wait for 5 minutes, to see if there was anything really close. If nothing happens, now it’s time to get a little bit louder to see if you can pull a deer in from way out there.