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Calls, scents and rattling to attract Black Tail Buck Deer

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by MPshooter, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. MPshooter

    MPshooter Corvallis, OR Member

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    Hi There,

    I was wondering if any of you have had any luck using calls, scents (e.g., doe urine) or rattling to attract black tail buck deer. I used to hunt in the east coast (PA) and all of these worked well there with White Tails, but have not heard many people talk about these strategies here in the Pacific Northwest.
     
  2. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Check the ODFW website. In the the NW Oregon hunting units, the number of deer taken vs the number of hunters is less than 20% in almost all units.

    I live in the middle of Tigard, OR. I have a two acre green space behind my house. The odds of my finding a deer in that green space are probably fifty times higher than finding one on public hunting lands.
     
  3. MPshooter

    MPshooter Corvallis, OR Member

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    I know exactly what you mean. Here in Corvallis you see deer (both bucks and does) within city limits at people's front yards or crossing the streets all the time (I actually saw a doe and a spike buck this morning a block from my house). However, I never see one at the Dunn Forest where I'm hunting with my son. Go figure.