Lately a few people have asked about can calls and grunt calls. I whole heartedly have believed in them for years. Last week I used a Primos can and True Talker grunt and brought in 2 small bucks that I ultimately let walk due to our clubs rules. It still was fun to watch the interaction. I have been hunting a particular 8 point since I missed him during bow season at 35 yards. Every day I was in my stand he wasn't anywhere near. I think he knew my travel pattern so I changed that several times but nothing worked. I still had pictures of him every day when I didn't hunt. Well this morning I went with hopes that maybe the rut is starting and he might get stupid. After seeing several does early on. I decided to start calling. I flipped the can call one time followed by about 6-8 low buzzing grunts. I then waited about 5 minutes and hit about 6-8 more grunts and then a soft bleat. Immediately I see a button buck headed my way out of the thicket. When he closed in to about 25 yds, I hear a deep grunt and look up to see the 8 point I've been hunting, headed my way. He had his head low and was grunting every step of the way. It looked like he was on a string being pulled to me. He was focused on the button buck so I shouldered my rifle. As I did he saw me and looked my direction, I could only see his head and neck due to trees. I took the 25 yd shot and he dropped right there. He lay there motionless for several minutes. I was ecstatic. I began to send a text to my buddy and I look over and the deer is trying to run off. SHIT!!!!!!! I was able to put two more shots in him. What a beautiful day in the woods and great way to end this 3 month saga.
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