Last year, opening morning I scraped my rattling horns on the tree I was sitting in attempting to mimic a buck rubbing a tree. I threw in a couple light grunts for good measure and within minutes I had two different bucks come out of the creek bottom from different areas. They saw each other and proceeded to spar right in front of me.
Unfortunately both were 1 1/2 yr olds and I wasn't interested in taking either one. But what a great way to start the season!
Two years ago first morning hunt of the season I was set up along a standing corn field and dense crab apple thicket. I tickled the horns together lightly and as soon as I was finished a beautiful 2 1/2 yr old busts into the corn field and is marching all around looking for the bucks that are sparring. He ended up giving me a perfect 20 yd broadside shot and an awesome start to my michigan season.
I'd say give it a try. just don't be too aggressive with it.
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