A hunting trip
without a grunt call is no trip at all.
For those of
you that don't carry a grunt call when hunting, you better think
There is no
more effective tool to use in most areas. I can't stress this
enough. Forget the rattling antlers and put in the grunt call.
This is not an opinion, it is a fact.
Isn't it funny
how some days just stick in your mind forever? For me and a lot
of other hunters, this is true about the days we harvest deer. I
can clearly remember the day I shot my NC 8 point off game lands
like it was yesterday. However, that was more than 17 years
He was one of
the largest deer taken off that county's game lands in 2 years
and hangs on my office wall. I can remember grunting a few times
and then stopping to listen to a jet that was passing over head.
A few minutes later there he was, walking slowly along the creek
looking for the buck that was grunting in ?his? area.
As he started
to turn into a thicket I had one chance at a shot and it hit its
I can clearly
remember 27 deer that I have called into a grunt call. This is
no exaggeration and they play in mind like videos. Here are
just a few from over the years.
times and a buck came charging up hill towards me. Sitting on
the ground and took shot at 6 yards through fork in trees. 7:30
2- Hunting with
brother. Took shot and missed a doe with open sites at 60 yards.
Reloaded and hit grunt call about 20 minutes later. 9:30 am.
Buck came marching in.
3- Hunting in
rain about 7 years ago. Rain stopped. 10 am Hit grunt call.
Large buck came out of thicket 20 yards away. Put site on his
chest and POP. Wet gun didn?t fire. Bought bolt action recently.
alone on ridge. Hit "monster grunt call" and two 8 pointers came
in together. 8:30 am. Shot one that rolled down the hill into a
stump hole. Brother in law helped me drag him out.
2- Hunting with
son. Hit grunt call several times. 7:15 am 10 minutes later, 8
point walked into field at 60 yards. Shot him, and then another
spike appeared looking as well. Son took his first deer.
3- Same stand, same year with son. Grunted 8am. Large 8 point
came out. Shot at 90 yards as he was leaving area.
4 -Same stand
with son. Grunted 8 am. Six point came into field and looked for
us for 20 minutes. Let him walk.
5- Same stand,
next year. Hit grunt call 7:30 am. Buck came out 8 point. Then a
4 point behind. They start to gently "play fight". I shot the 8.
Then 2 minutes later I hit grunt call again. The 4 point came
back out and son took him. Great morning.
6- Had decoy in
field. 6 point came out and walked around it for over 15
Hit grunt call
from over 80 yards away. Deer looked and came trotting in. Walk
80 yards across field looking for me.
I can easily
remember over 15 deer that I have called in and watched walk
around looking for me. Sitting high in stand it was very
My faith in
grunt calls is so strong, that I make sure my weapon is ready
BEFORE I hit the grunt.
home with out it.