The Art of Whitetail Deception: Calling, Rattling, and Decoying - Make Big Bucks Hunt You! / Edition 1

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The Art of Whitetail Deception

The Art of Whitetail Deception combines Kathy Etling’s knowledge with information from the nation’s most illustrious whitetail hunters to provide you with the most successful secrets for attracting this elusive. The book includes:

• Matching the calls to the season

• A guide to whitetail to body language

• Advanced antler rattling

• Setups that work

• Team rattling

• Decoys tried and true

• Decoying with mock scrapes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580111935
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: Outdoorsman's Edge
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Etling is an accomplished huntswoman and is also Field Editor for both Buckmaster's and Peterson's Bowhunting. She is also the author of Hunting Superbucks: How to Find and Hunt Today's Trophy Mule and Whitetail Deer as well as the author of books for Safari Press and Lyons Press. Kathy resides in Osage Beach, Missouri.

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Table of Contents

The Art of Whitetail Deception

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: The Surprisingly Vocal Whitetail 1

Chapter 2: More on Vocalizations 11

Chapter 3: Matching the Calls to the Season 19

Chapter 4: Advanced Deer Calling 45

Chapter 5: Whitetail Body Language 51

Chapter 6: Whitetail Travel Patterns: Where Do Bucks Go? 57

Chapter 7: Wind, Scent, and the Whitetail 61

Chapter 8: A Look at the Calls: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 75

Chapter 9: Stands That Deliver 87

Chapter 10: Calling: Mixing It Up 95

Chapter 11: Okay, I'm Sold on Calling! Now What? 99

Chapter 12: Why Rattle? 103

Chapter 13: A Scientific Approach to Rattling, Mickey Hellickson 117

Chapter 14: Rattling North and Rattling South 129

Chapter 15: Getting Started Rattling 135

Chapter 16: Rattling: What to Expect 149

Chapter 17: Advanced Antler-Rattling, Mickey Hellickson 155

Chapter 18: Setups That Work 163

Chapter 19: Team Rattling 171

Chapter 20: All About Decoying 177

Chapter 21: Decoying Tried and True 189

Chapter 22: Special F/X–The Big Three 195

Chapter 23: Decoying the Mock Scrapes 199

Chapter 24: The Bare Truth About Mock Rubs 205

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