Has anyone tried calling sika outside of the rut? Now that the rut is over I thought to ask as I know the stags will occasionally whistle and the hinds give that warning bark/whistle as well. I am also told the hinds will call quietly to calves but haven't heard that myself.
As documented elsewhere I experimented with calling during the rut, mostly for my own entertainment, and found it to be moderately successful but with no pattern to the success and with the stags coming in very carefully indeed. So, I thought to ask in case someone has managed to extent the calling "season" so I can continue my experiments.