Well, It's almost time for the rut. November 12th is what people say here, and I tend to agree. This is the time to pull the buck grunts and rattling antlers out of the closet, practice with them for awhile, and them take to the field. Most people I talk with dont know the effectiveness that these simple two objects can have on aquiring a nice animal. I have been sucessful the last three years rattling in bucks, for myself and others. I get the most enjoyment rattling in bucks for those who have never seen it done. Last year I rattled in a 5x5 whitetail, for a friend from the station. He had only hunted whitetail for two years and never seen one come in during the rut. What a hoot, we hiked in early in the morning sat up on a nice bowl, and within a half and hour had 3 bucks and many does within a 400 yd radius. then after getting him to calm down and wait, finally the nice one arrived. He doesn't shoot long range, so I let him use my Rifle. I pulled the range finder out, 375 yards (perfect ). I dialed the drop into my scope, had him laying in the prone position and told him to fire when he was ready. Swack, perfect shot. Deer ran about 20 yards and folded up on the ground. This made him a believer of the rut and also the longe range shooting. It is always a great time hunting with your friends. Well so long for now. Time to get ready for the RUT!!!!!!