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Title: High Bull to Cow ratio calling
Post by: morigu13 on September 23, 2019, 11:05:14 AM
Hi,


Up here in Oregon (central/east) and hunt in an area where I've seen 10 bulls to 8 or so cows.  Two herd bulls with 4 cows and a couple calves.  Many big 6x, 5x bulls roaming but will not come into the calls - cows or bugles.  It's like they're happy just sounding off locates.  Any idea best tactic to get these bulls to come in to calls?


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Title: Re: High Bull to Cow ratio calling
Post by: Elk Noob on September 23, 2019, 12:59:14 PM
If they're sounding off unsolicited go to them...
Title: Re: High Bull to Cow ratio calling
Post by: cohunter14 on September 27, 2019, 08:31:05 AM
Make sure you are creating a reason for them to come to your calls. Just randomly throwing calls out there isn't going to do much. Corey's preferred sequence is a great starting point. Get in close (inside 200 yards or more) and throw out some cow calls. If the bull responds, cut him off with a bugle of your own. By doing that, you are challenging him to come to you. Continue to cut him off if he keeps bugling.
Title: Re: High Bull to Cow ratio calling
Post by: trophyhill on December 01, 2019, 07:06:36 AM
If they're sounding off unsolicited go to them...


^^^^^^^^^^what he said. Although there are times you have to initiate (solicit) if you aren't hearing anything