Monday, June 20, 2005
Whitetail Fawn Distress Call Success!
deercam dateline: Kentwood LA, Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 3:24 AM
Our wonderful deer cam shot this fine picture of a very pregnant and large Whitetail doe in Kentwood LA.
I was very lucky a couple of days ago when I wanted to test one of my deer calls. It was 4 pm on a fine Louisiana summer afternoon. I was utilizing a fawn distress call and it worked like a champ! I climbed up into an oak tree by a pond and started calling as a distressed fawn. It is a loud and very high pitched deer call. I called for a couple of minutes, then stopped for 5 minutes, then repeated. This went on for about 30 minutes, when I saw a young doe, probably about a year old, approaching. When I stopped calling, she would slow down and stop; when I started calling again, she could come closer. Twice, she turned away, but a soon as I started calling again, back she turned and came closer. She came within fifty (50) yards before she spooked and ran away. I definitely would have had some good tenderloins if it were still muzzleloader season! There's only five (5) more months until Louisiana muzzleloader deer season. You know what call I'll try first on opening day!
Our deer population is very happy, healthy and plentiful this year.
posted at 10:22 PM