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In peak rut do you find cow calls or bugles more effective at pulling in bulls?

Cow call
9 (47.4%)
Bugle
10 (52.6%)

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Offline Idahoshedhead

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Cow call or bugle?
« on: December 31, 2012, 12:26:56 PM »
In peak rut I have found a bugle to be way more effective in closing the gap on the bigger bulls.  How about you?

Offline Jeremiah Johnson

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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 12:29:39 PM »
Most definately a bugle here.........70/30 Bull calls to cows calls. Get in their face and be aggressive!

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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 12:46:43 PM »
I don't call much either way. If I do I mostly cow call. I like to sneek in silent.

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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2012, 08:43:12 PM »
For me, closer to 60/40 bugling over cow calling.  My favorite is to mimic a cow with an immature sounding bull; it really seems to get both satellites and herd bulls interested in what is going on just out of the sight.

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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 01:56:04 PM »
Most definately a bugle here.........70/30 Bull calls to cows calls. Get in their face and be aggressive!


Im with ya! Just enough cow calls to let them know there's something worth fighting for. I hardly ever hear any cow talk when Im working a bull here in N- Idaho.......
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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 09:56:11 PM »
I use a cow call more than anything. i will use a bugle to try and locate but from there it is all cow calls.

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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 10:02:40 PM »
For me, closer to 60/40 bugling over cow calling.  My favorite is to mimic a cow with an immature sounding bull; it really seems to get both satellites and herd bulls interested in what is going on just out of the sight.

I've used this technique myself in the past quite a bit.  However, this year I found myself bugling a little more than cow calling to heat things up.

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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2013, 10:10:51 PM »
At least 60/40, bugles/cow calling.


The majority of my setups are locate with a bugle, get in as tight as the terrain allows,  estrus whine, followed by challenge bugles.

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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2013, 10:33:22 AM »
Cow call 90%, 10% bugle.
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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2013, 10:50:08 AM »
The areas I tend to hunt have a little more pressure in them during archery season, so a cow call works better than the usual bugle.  I will give a slight bugle just to locate the bulls then work them in using different cow calls.  It works pretty good too when you have a partner that can call for you to bring them in broadside to you too.

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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2013, 01:39:21 PM »
In the area we hunt we have had more bulls respond and get killed by bugling them in.

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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013, 01:43:27 PM »
I personally have had all my luck with cow calls....maybe that has to do with my bugling..lol.  The cow call is versitile as well....in the dry crunchy early season I will make sure the wind is right then not worry bout being quite...just throw out the cow calls occasionally and I have walked right up into the elk before.

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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013, 01:44:58 PM »
This is what worked for us last year!


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Cow call 90%, 10% bugle.

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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2013, 01:59:18 PM »
I say both, bugle to locate from a distance but cow call after that.

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Re: Cow call or bugle?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2013, 02:00:43 PM »
Cow call more than bugle

 

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