If you look back to how I spoke with that buck, notice that I grunted
when the buck didn't have a clear line of sight to me.
When the buck disappeared from sight, Neal hung his bow up, said a quick prayer that somehow the buck would return and grunted
a couple more times.
I set up to shoot slightly ahead of Doug, and as the bull got closer, Doug grunted
softly and lightly raked a willow.
When I grunted
with my call, he laid his ears straight back against his neck, but he didn't stop or look my way.
The bull stopped within 18 yards of Lew and Chris, licked his nose, grunted
softly, and looked for the bull he had heard.
He ran in with his head low and his ears back looking for the buck that had grunted
. He came from directly downwind, and when he got to 15 yards, I stood up, drew my bow and he stopped.
Had I not grunted
, the buck probably would not be hanging on my living room wall today.
The buck stepped into a clearing at 20 yards and I grunted
. He stopped and I successfully arrowed the 13-point buck.
"But then, as they turned at an intersection to go down another trail, I imagined myself as an angry buck and grunted
with my Jones Grunt Call.
As soon as he stepped into my shooting lane I grunted
and he stopped in his tracks.