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Bugling Before You Get Into Your Stand

Postby Bowhunt3r » 08 10, 2018 •  [Post 1]

What are everyone's thoughts or possible experience with letting out a bugle before you get into your tree stand? I'm thinking since the season starts really early here in Utah (August 18th), I'll sit in my tree stand for at least that first week or so.

One thought I had was when I'm hiking in at dark, I could let out a bugle or two when I'm getting closer to my stand. Perhaps a nearby bull will come in a few hours later to check things out? What do people think?
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Re: Bugling Before You Get Into Your Stand

Postby Swede » 08 10, 2018 •  [Post 2]

I have had that work on occasion, but can't say it increases your odds of getting an elk at your stand. I have almost quit doing it even though I recommend it in my book. It seems to increase curiosity, so if I bugled, it would be just one short call. I would rake two or three minutes and splash 5-10 times at the wallow before I bugled, then hurry up into your stand and be prepared to wait an hour or so.
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Re: Bugling Before You Get Into Your Stand

Postby Bowhunt3r » 08 10, 2018 •  [Post 3]

Alright, well I'll give it a go this year. I'll let you guys know what I see.
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