Deer calls are very popular and many types exist which can overwhelm a new hunter. This episode does two helpful things, it reassures new hunters that you don’t need any calls to be effective and we cover the four main types of deer calls and when those may be helpful.
- Rattle calls mimic the sound of two bucks locking antlers in a fight or sparring match.
- Bleet calls mimic the sound a doe makes during the mating season.
- Snort wheeze calls imitate a challenge that one mature buck may issue to another.
- Grunt calls try to arouse a deer’s curiosity by letting them know there are unexpected deer over here.
- Overall, calling is likely to be more of a liability to new hunters than a benefit. I do not recommend you include calls in your hunting strategy.
- Calling is a risk, it draws attention to the hunter and often arouses suspicion in deer, you need to weigh the pros and cons before doing it.