- Mar 2, 2012
- North Central Wi
What decoys are you guys using? I am about 90% sure ill be hunting antelope this year, and it seems like a decoy is almost mandatory when hunting these things.
lol.....as long as it is working for you Luke! That is all that matters!
Im not sure i have the artistic ability to make a decoy like that hahah.
In my experience, the only bucks that a subordinate buck works on are lone bucks. During the rut, does hate younger bucks. They're tired of being harassed by little bucks. Pop up a buck decoy on a buck with a harem and 95% (totally made up statistic) of the time, the does will run the other way and the buck has no reason to come to you, he'll follow the does. In addition to that, during the rut, does are running from harem to harem, and the bucks are doing all they can to keep does in their harems and often times does are trying to get out. It's their way of selecting the most fit male to breed them. The idea of the doe decoy is to pop up and try and get the buck to come bring you into his harem.
Everybody loves to get the aggressive challenge response from a buck, but I think the courting response is much more effective.
Way to knock it out of the park! Couldn't have said it better myself! I always look forward to decoying time for goats but usually end up filling my tag the very first part of the season. I may need to just wait one of these years......prolly won't happen this year as I will be in MT chasing elk!
Your text on opening day about made me sick...
Elk hunting, a family reunion and my WY Mulie hunt killed my rut hunt this year and didn't get to put her to the test.