I learned a lot about the Prime scam here recently, and you're going to want to stay tuned for that, because it was pretty eye-opening for me, so I've been using it wrong. So hopefully you haven't been using it wrong as well, I'm, an Air, Force, airman, I. Am a bow hunter. I. Am a fisherman I.
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All the hunting things that we're talking about here, and you can get all the helpful tips and information that I'm given. So today obviously we're talking about deer calls when we're talking about deer, calling it's all about timing. So when I say, timing I'm talking about the time of day that you're calling the kind of year that you're at even where you're at.
So if you're out west will that work if you're out east in a tree stand, how will that work, so it's all about timing? So with a disclaimer. To that you could go to some areas, and you call, and a deer will be there on a beeline.
They will come right to you, but then you could also go to some hunting areas. And it just not be effective. It just depends on where you're at and how the deer are responding to your calls are you calling the right way? Are you calling too much maybe too little I'm I'm, telling you just got a got a play with it, and you have to find what works best for you and your area.
And the deer herd, let me know below. What kind of calls you guys like to use I like I said, I'm a Primes guy. So I like using this kind of calls they've been good to me over the years, but definitely let me know in the comments, what kind of calls you use. And if they've worked for you in the past.
So when we're talking about a deer call, this is basically the call that you can use to attract deer who are in your basic vicinity, or even deer that aren't. You can use this call to call them from a distance and there are different portions of. This call once we break it down.
So this is the Primes hardwood granter. And for me, the brand that I like is prime. So it's worked for me really well throughout the years, you can certainly use something else, and it will do the same job for you. But this one's called the hardwood runner, because obviously the tops made out of wood. But the cool thing about deer calls is that you can take them apart. So once we break this open, you can see that we have the mouthpiece right here. And then we also have the.
Reed so this black part right here is called the reed, and then you have your o-ring that'll distinguish what you want to call for so do you want to be a trophy buck or do you want to be a young buck do you want to be a doe so where you slide this on the reed will tell you what kind of sound you're going to make with that. So once you come down past the reed you're, going to have your adjustable tube. This tube is going to fluctuate how the pitch is whenever you blow into your call. So you can have it. All the way stretched out, you can bring it to the middle. You can even have it. All the way short put this back together, it's, just a simple clamp on top.
And there you go you're all back together. So I'll show you what this sounds like right now we have it on the young buck. So you have it like that. And if you position your hand a little better on it, you can like I said, vary the pitch on it.
So we'll, do it out a little, and I'll cover my hand just a little more. So you can see the. Different pitches that you can make and with that with what I just did, it almost sounds like a buck, you know, trying to look for a doe just, just like that.
So this one's really cool when you extend the tube out, I, think you can really make the sound go a little further, especially if you're cupping your hand around it to whatever direction that you want to go. So when a buck grunts he'll do it, whenever he's making a scrape, whenever he's chasing a doe, whenever he's getting to a sparring. Session with another buck for another doe or territories, he can basically grant whatever he wants. So you have to keep that in mind whenever you're grunting, because you want to be grunting just like that buck would, so obviously this isn't a real deer, and you have to make yourself sound like one in the early season when you're trying to use your grunt calls, it can really be effective with just a couple grunts. And you know, in the early season, most books are in bachelor groups and that's. Kind of what you want to target, because they can become a little more pattern of all.
And so if you're using this grunt call, you could call in another deer from a bachelor group to come over and see, hey, you know, I've never heard this guy before let me go take a look. And in the early season, they are doing light sparring, you know before the rut. So if you're just making little calls you're, definitely going to get its attention, and this could work for the area that you're in you.
Just got to give it a try. So when you're using this, you can use a technique called blind calling and blind calling is basically when you're looking around. And you don't see any deer in the area, and you're just trying to attract a deer to your area it's called blind calling. And so when you're doing that, you just want to you don't want to do it super loud, because then if you do have a deer close to you, it could alarm them. So it could be a deer that you don't, see and so you're just trying to bring. The deer into the area and it's called blind calling.
And one way that's effective is you just using your hand and the tube and putting it different ways. So then the deer is kind of confused and where to go, because you don't want them to come straight to you, because one of the things that a good mature buck or doe will do is they'll always come downwind of you because that's what a smart deer does a smart deer for the most. Most part is not going to come up wind and just come and check you out. Maybe during the rut that that'll happen, but you always want to be mindful of your downwind side. Most of the deer that I've seen in the woods have come from the downwind side. So when you're doing that, and you're blind calling, this is what you want to do. So I got behind me to the side in front of me, I'm calling in all this different areas.
So the deer at least has a general area of where I'm at, and he can come and find me so that's, the whole purpose of blind calling. So the downside of this. Hardwood runner, let me tell you about it, I was out hunting in Michigan, and I was in my deer stand and I had this in my little pocket right here, pulled it out started grunting. Ah, I used her for about five minutes, and then I saw a deer coming through, and I wanted to get its attention.
So I went in again and I went nothing happened. So when you blow into this you're going to create moisture and that moisture is going to get on the Reed. So obviously in the wintertime that's going to freeze moisture in. The Reed don't go well together. So when it does freeze there's, two things that you can do so on the Reed, you can slide that overhang up and down and get that that freezer out of there and that'll free it up for the most part. But the other cool thing that you can do with these calls is turn this around, and you inhale instead of exhale into it. So this way, you're going to exhale this way you're going to inhale.
So if you inhale you're, not putting any moisture into there, and it's, not going to freeze so. That's just a quick little tip, and hopefully, hopefully that helps you whenever you're hunting in those late December January months, but moving on to the Prime scan, this has been a game changer when it comes to hunting, and I'm sure you've seen some guys whenever on the pre most shows, you know, they'll, just flip it over and all of a sudden that deer that's, 200 yards starts bolting in because they heard this that sound that that just made is called in estrus bleat. And so that bleat is. Basically telling a doe a female deer telling a buck saying, hey, you know, I'm I'm in heat, and you know, I'm ready for the rut.
You know, so that's what this is simulator. The controversial thing about this. Can that I've recently been reading up on is that it could be inaccurate. So when you see a buck out there or deer, and you try and do this that long bleak call that's what it said, that's, what it is it's, a bleat it's, a doe bleating that's, an alarm signal. And so I didn't know that for the longest time. But you're alarming, a deer, hey, we need to get out of here.
They're a couple of people out there that are deer analysts and everything else like that I've said, you don't want to do that long believe this is. This is not what you instead. You want to do short little bursts, that's, that's, that's, what they're saying to do, and I was reading in the comment section that people were putting in the comments that they've tried the little short bursts of doing that. And they said, they've had perfect.
Results versus the long one, which is the alarm. So just a little and I guess, I guess, that's more of a realistic belief that a doe would do whenever they're in heat. But the Prime scans have been really cool, and I think one of the things that justifies. This is, if you look at the new cans that pretty much just came out with you can't do a long bleep. It will not go that long it's, just a very short that's. It that's all, so I think with that transition that's that's got to be right, right?
If. They're not selling the long bleed anymore because it's an alarm, I guess? The only thing that we can do is try it and see what happens? Right? If you guys have used this Prime's, can let me know in the comments, if it's work for you with the long bleat, or maybe just using the little ones just like that. So for me, I've always used a long, one I'm going to try the short bleats this year and just see how that works, but I'm curious to know, what's worked for you guys in the past. And again, this is.
This is not always going to work deer, calling will not always attract deer to your stand or to your blind, or your area that you're hunting in you're going to have to trial and error it. And some might be responsive. Some might not so it's. Just one of those things that you're just going to have to be out there for an experience. So another way that you can bring D in, especially during the rut is using rattling, antlers, rattling, antlers are so good during the rut because most deer are fighting for territory. They're fighting for the dough's, and they're just trying to show their dominance.
So if you do a simulated buck scene, and you're fighting with antlers that could be the best thing for you in the rut, one of the tips I want to give you is when you're doing those rattling sequences. You want to not always rattle all the time when deer naturally fighting there's, going to be some pauses and some excerpts they're, not always going to be rattling horns, they're going to be pushing back and forth, and they're. Gonna be grunting, you know trying to exert their efforts. So you want to make sure that you're thrown in some grunts in between those rattling sequences and you're rattling, rattling.
And so you want to kind of switch it up to make it sound like two deer. So you have the first one at, and then you'll do the second one, extend the tube a little. So it sounds like a different pitch in a different tone of two different deer. So I've done that before, and it's worked in the past.
So it's. Just a little tip that maybe would help you when you're in the deer woods. And when you're talking about rattling, antlers, you can use the ones from Cabala's, the pre-made plastic ones, those sound good too.
They have the bags that you can roll. And those have the same effect. It's a lot smaller, and I know that Primes makes the little xylophone thing that you can just scrape. And it sounds almost like the same thing. So there's a different there's, different avenues that you can use out there and of.
Course, you know, the one that everyone's been using for the longest time is just the old deer antlers that you've got lying around, or you know, trophies from your past. You can just cling those around too and those will work just as good as anything else I'm trying to help. You guys get all the information when it comes to deer calling, maybe you've never heard of deer calling. And you know, you're just clicked on this video, just to get information I hope that that helped you I'm, really trying.
To just get information out there to help deer hunters who are just getting into the sport and possibly inform some people who have been hunting for a while that maybe just didn't know about that cam, and so I like to do. So a lot of research before I just gave you guys information. So let me know what kind of calls that you guys use down below I'm curious to know, like I said, I'm, a pretty much guy. Let me know, you know, what's your brand. What do you guys like to use? So how successful has those made you.
In the woods. So until next time, thanks for watching this video, and I'll catch you in the next one.