READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS BEFORE USING.

HUNTING IS INHERENTLY DANGEROUS SO PLEASE FOLLOW GOOD SAFETY PRACTICES WHILE USING THIS RATTLE. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SAFETY HARNESS WHEN IN A TREE STAND. DO NOT CLIMB WITH THE CONTROL LINE. BE CAREFULL NOT TO BECOME ENTANGLED IN ANY LINES OR STRAPS USED WITH THIS RATTLE. NEVER TIE THE CONTROL LINE TO YOURSELF OR YOUR CLOTHING. NEVER RUN CONTROL LINES IN A MANNER THAT PEOPLE OR ANIMALS COULD WALK INTO THEM. DO NOT USE THE STRAPS FOR FUNCTIONS OTHER THAN MOUNTING THE RATTLE. REMOVE ALL CONTROL LINES AFTER USE TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL ENTANGLEMENT. KEEP THE RATTLE, STRAPS, AND CONTROL LINES AWAY FROM CHILDREN.


HOW TO USE WITH A TREE STAND

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The Antler Action Remote Rattle can be mounted directly below the tree stand or to any nearby tree that has an unobstructed path to the stand. Mount the rattle with the pull loop up and approximately 3 to 4 foot off of the ground using the straps provided. Only snug the straps enough to restrict movement of the rattle, over tightening them can change the tone of the rattle.

When the rattle is mounted tie a control line to the pull loop and give it a few test pulls, it should move easily and return fully. Also observe that the rattle does not move excessively when the line is pulled. Adjust if necessary.

Return to the tree stand and use your accessory line to pull the control line into the tree stand. Do not climb with the control line. Now tie off the control line so it is off to one side and will not interfere with your movements. Do not attach the control line to yourself or your clothes. Test the rattle by pulling on the control line. It should pull easily and return fully.

See HOW TO MIMIC A FIGHT SEQUENCE (below).

WARNING: BE AWARE THAT THE CONTROL LINE CAN BE A TRIP HAZARD TO PEOPLE OR ANIMALS. DO NOT POSITION THE CONTROL LINE WHERE SOMEONE COULD COME IN CONTACT WITH IT. DO NOT LEAVE THE CONTROL LINE UNATTENDED AND REMOVE IT COMPLETELY WHEN NOT IN USE.

WARNING: DO NOT CLIMB WITH THE CONTROL LINE; USE YOUR ACCESSORY LINE TO PULL IT UP AFTER YOR ARE IN THE STAND. NEVER TIE THE CONTROL LINE TO YOURSELF OR YOUR CLOTHING AS THIS COULD CAUSE YOU TO FALL OR BE INJURED.


HOW TO USE WITH A GROUND BLIND

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For ground level blinds, the Antler Action Remote Rattle can be mounted outside of your blind on a nearby tree or post. Mount the rattle with the pull loop up and approximately 3 to 4 foot off of the ground using the straps provided. Only snug the straps enough to restrict movement of the rattle. Over tightening the straps can change the tone of the rattle or damage it.

When the rattle is mounted, give the pull loop a couple of test pulls. It should move easily and return fully. Also check for excessive movement of the rattle. Adjust if necessary.

Now mount an Antler Action Pivot Strap (or an eye bolt) to the tree directly above the rattle and 7 foot off the ground. Then route the control line through the pivot and back to the blind. NOTE: It may be necessary to use 2 pivot straps; one near the rattle and one near the blind to assure the control line will not be a trip hazard to people or animals.

When back in the ground blind, position the control line so that is off to one side so that it does not interfere with your movements. Do not attach the control line to yourself or your clothes. Give the control line a few test pulls. It should move easily and return fully. If the rattle responds slowly or does not return easily you may need to use a lighter weight control line or mount the rattle closer to the blind.

See HOW TO MIMIC A FIGHT SEQUENCE (below).

WARNING: BE AWARE THAT THE CONTROL LINE CAN BE A TRIP HAZARD TO PEOPLE OR ANIMALS. DO NOT POSITION THE CONTROL LINE WHERE SOMEONE COULD COME IN CONTACT WITH IT. DO NOT LEAVE THE CONTROL LINE UNATTENDED AND REMOVE IT COMPLETELY WHEN NOT IN USE.

WARNING: NEVER TIE THE CONTROL LINE TO YOURSELF OR YOUR CLOTHING AS THIS COULD CAUSE YOU TO FALL OR BE INJURED.


HOW TO USE ON YOUR HIP

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Position the Antler Action Remote Rattle on the side of your choice at hip level, then run the top strap around your waist and tighten. Next attach the lower strap around your thigh and snug it up.

Give the pull loop a few test pulls making sure it does not interfere with any of your clothing or gear, and adjust if necessary. Secure any excess strapping by stowing it in your coat pocket.

Do not rattle while walking to or through the woods. Only rattle when you are in a position to observe and react to an approaching deer.

See HOW TO MIMIC A FIGHT SEQUENCE (below). 

WARNING: BE SURE TO SECURE ANY EXCESS STRAPPING TO PREVENT TRIPPING OR SNAGGING ON BRUSH.

WARNING: NEVER RATTLE WHILE WALKING, ONLY RATTLE WHEN YOU CAN OBSERVE AND REACT TO AN APPROACHING DEER.


HOW TO MIMIC A FIGHT SEQUENCE

The Antler Action Remote Rattle can produce a variety of sounds from loud clashes to light clicks by changing the speed and length of the pulls on the control line.

To make a loud clash quickly pull the control line through a full stroke in one direction, pause for a second and release quickly. For an extended hard fight sound repeat these steps but vary the length of the strokes and the duration of the pauses to make the rattling more realistic.

For sparring sounds pull the control line in short firm tugs to produce individual clicks in a random pattern. Slower pulls on the control line will make quieter rattling sounds if desired.

Practice these techniques and try to imagine a real fight sequence; loud clashes, pauses, sparring, more loud clashes, etc. You can also combine rattling with grunt calls, rustling leaves, scent releases, and deer decoys.

Limit the fight sequence to a few minutes and wait quietly for 15 to 20 minutes. If no bucks make an appearance repeat a new fight sequence.


HOW TO INSTALL THE MOUNTING STRAPS

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To install the straps feed the loose end through the strap slots starting from the left side of the rattle going across the back and through the right side. Then feed the strap through the slots of the buckle. Notice that the buckle may have a slight curve to it, if it does the curve should face the back of the rattle.