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Old 10-25-2009, 10:54 AM
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I'm not sure how effective this will be, but I took the wooden letter trays out of my Scrabble game and put them into an old sock. Sounds pretty much like antlers rattling to me, but I don't know if it's close enough to it to fool the deer. Haven't called in a buck using it yet.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:04 AM
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Sounds perfect to me!! The rattle bag I have has wooden dowel rods in a sack...pretty much what you made for free!! Good thinking!
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:28 PM
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Sounds perfect to me!! The rattle bag I have has wooden dowel rods in a sack...pretty much what you made for free!! Good thinking!
I wonder if different woods would sound better or that much different?
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The dowel rods in my bag are oak...they probably do sound different.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:54 PM
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the one problem I'm having with the bag I made is that the letter trays tend to mesh together sometimes to where they won't rattle, and I have to work with it some to loosen them up.

I'm thinking it should start working better in the coming week or so. I think the rut's getting ready to kick in, and maybe the rattling will draw them in better.
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