What do you do when a buck holds up and doesn’t respond to your calling?
Usually, it’s not so much the buck isn’t responding, but rather, he’s not responding as fast as we would like.
Novice hunters feel the excitement and the pressure overcomes them. They call harder, louder, more often, and the calls become strained. This doesn’t work. In calling, it’s what you say, not how you say.
When calling deer, patience isn’t a virtue, it’s a necessity.