how to rattle up that elusive Whitetail Buck, step by step
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RATTLEMASTER FOR HIRE
GUIDED HUNTS IN SOUTH TEXAS
contest is a Rattling/Video Hunting Contest. Deer hunters will
challenge themselves with rattling up bucks, videoing the
experience and submitting the video for entry into the "buck
rattling/video contest". See video
contest for instruction on how to enter.
Deer hunting in South Texas has
never been more exciting. Anyone can enter our contest. Trophy
hunters can now test their skills against some of the best deer
rattlers out there.
Mixed Teams of Men, Women, or
Youth, can enter our "Rattling/Video Contest". This is a
great competitive sport as you go against others for trophies and prizes.
How it started?
Jim Carpenter founder of Rattlemasters-of-Texas
grew up in the south Texas brush country town of Freer. He
has hunted and guided in south Texas for most his life, and has
been rattling bucks since 1970. He started the
contest after taking friends rattling in the brush country of
South Texas and seeing how much they enjoyed the experience, soon
they where competing against each other for the title of Rattlemaster.
Contest started in 1999, excepting entries from US, Mexico and
During the rut (breeding season) bucks fight with each other for
territorial and breeding rights. When bucks are fighting,
other bucks will hear them and come running. They respond to the
sound of other bucks fighting over a doe. What you are trying to do when rattling is to
imitate this fighting activity. You rattle to get the bucks
to respond and come to you.
Who Can Enter the Contest?
Anyone can enter the contest, men,
women and children. Please see the rules that are required on
the video and tournament pages.
RATTLEMASTERS-OF-TEXAS also puts
on Rattling/Video Tournaments during the "Peak Rut" in South
Texas or other areas. We have premier ranches that host our events. To learn
more about the tournaments that are scheduled this season click on