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Bring the Buck Deer to Your Tree with Will Primos, Eddie Salter, Wayne Carlton and David Hale

Bleat – Run-and-Gun with Will Primos

Click to enlargeEditor’s Note: I've found sitting inClick to enlargea tree stand all day and waiting for a deer to appear about as exciting as watching maple syrup pour out of a bucket in zero-degree weather. Until about 20- years ago, you hadalmost no control over the deer you bowhunted. You only could take a stand in an area where your research and scouting had led you to believe a deer might show-up and pray the deer would appear. However, today, with the new and exciting deer calls on the market, you have the ability to make a deer come to you and to hunt that ordinarily may not have walked into your stand site.

Bleat - Run-And-Gun
"I like to use the bleat call at the beginning of bow season to take does," Will Primos, the creator of Primos Game Calls inFlora, Mississippi, says. "Where I hunt, most of the landowners manage their deer herds to try and keep the herds in balance, and their lands are at theircarrying capacity. Many landowners encourage bowhuntersto harvest does at every opportunity. I've learned by using the bleat call, I quickly and effectively can bring a doe in to my stand and take a shot.Click to enlarge
"Before I start calling from my stand, I already havemy arrow nocked and my fingers on the string. As soon as I hear a deer running to my stand, I’ll pull the arrow, bring the bow to full draw and anchor my shot. When you call Click to enlargedoes in using a bleat call, they come in quickly and start looking for the fawn that's made the bleat call when they get out 15- to 20-yards away from you. When they don't see the fawn, they'll leave as rapidly as they've come. Usually you'll only have 2 to 6 seconds to get your shot off - not enough time to draw your bow and release it when the doe stops. If the deer doesn't come to me within 10 minutes, I'll move my stand 100- to 200-yards away and repeat the same process."

Tomorrow: Bleating During Early Deer Season with Eddie Salter

Check back each day this week for more about "Bring the Buck Deer to Your Tree with Will Primos, Eddie Salter, Wayne Carlton and David Hale"

Day 1: Bleat – Run-and-Gun with Will Primos
Day 2: Bleating During Early Deer Season with Eddie Salter
Day 3: Throw the Call
Day 4: Go Get Them with a Grunt
Day 5: Rattle Bucks


Entry 531, Day 1