A low grunt of bleat will stop a close-in deer most of the time, but you’ll need to minimize your movements.
Make a call holder by sewing a loop of elastic cord on one side of the upper chest part of your jacket. Slip a grunt call under the loop so you can easily reach it with your mouth to minimize movement. Have your gun or bow up and ready.
Beyond 50 yards, a short, loud whistle sounds enough like a natural sound that it holds deer in place, intrigued but unalarmed, while they try to zero-in on the source.
If you can’t produce an ear-splitting whistle with your lips, buy a referee’s whistle and slip it over your grunt call lanyard.
Caught without a whistle? Holler “Stop!” and hope for the best!
Article by T. Edward Nickens – Field & Stream’s “The Total Outdoorsman Manual”. Find out more tips for hunters like these on Texas Hunter Products’ blog.