Do big bucks grunt louder than small bucks

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BryanOney
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Do big bucks grunt louder than small bucks

Post by BryanOney » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:41 pm

I have seen and heard many bucks grunt over the years. Some are quiet grunts some I would describe as average or normal sounding. Most of the time when I hear a buck grunting I can see it. Twice this year I had a buck grunting way louder than I have ever heard a buck grunt before. It was so loud I could not see the buck even though I had good visibility for 100 yds. Has anyone ever noticed do big bucks make freakishly loud grunts or could any size buck have made these loud grunts. Thanks

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Re: Do big bucks grunt louder than small bucks

Post by gerald strine » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:12 am

Just a guess perhaps you herd another hunter with a grunt call ?
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Re: Do big bucks grunt louder than small bucks

Post by Craiga » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:17 am

While I agree with the other poster that it could have been another hunter, I also will say that older bucks absolutely grunt louder and deeper than others.

I have heard mature bucks chasing does grunt so loud it startled me before.

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Re: Do big bucks grunt louder than small bucks

Post by W.Miguire » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:16 pm

I have herd buck grunt or growl very loud , I could not believe it eater very strange.
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Re: Do big bucks grunt louder than small bucks

Post by elkaholic » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:29 pm

there's a good chance that older mature bucks can and do sound off louder than younger bucks.

same holds true for a lot of species !

that's not to say a few youngsters aren't loud mouthed!

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Re: Do big bucks grunt louder than small bucks

Post by longbow joe » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:01 pm

I agree a older buck will usually have a more "throaty" grunt .
On of my favorite grunt calls is a quaker boy deer thugs brawler grunt call . I have had it scare little bucks packing many times but l killed my largest bucks a 14 pointer and big swamp buck along with big tall 12 all with the brawler ..
Its loud and throaty molded after a real deers throat if your after the big buck of the neighborhood this thing brings em in and pissed off too.
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Re: Do big bucks grunt louder than small bucks

Post by Timbrhuntr » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:32 am

I used to hunt with a guy near Dutton Ontario and he shot some big bucks in MZ season. The best story he tells is of a nice 8 point coming out grunting and he shot it. He was party hunting so he reloaded and waited. About 15 minutes latter he heard a loud bellow like an elk almost a roar. Then the biggest buck he had ever seen came out and stood and did the same thing. He shot it and it was a huge non-typical with like 24 points on it . I have a pic of it somewhere. So it could well have been a buck you heard.

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