Well, had my first attempt at calling deer on Saturday on a small restock woodland that we shoot over (only 40acres, narow, and notoriously difficult to shoot over). It was fairly quiet, we arrived at 6.00ish by which point the sun was well up and hot, and directly in our faces, we saw a doe and kid within 1st hour around 7am, they both ambled off quietly to the oppposite end of the ground out of sight. The undergrowth was very tall since last here and should anything be in the area we wouldn't have been able to see it as no high seats yet.
Nevertheless, after a couple of hours with nothing else showing we decided just to see if the buttolo calls would work as we have never used them in anger before. We tried a couple of bursts of the fiep-fiep-fiep... Couldn't believe it, two does came storming up to within 50 yards of us out of nowhere, and a young buck flashed away to our right never to be seen again as it clocked us fumbling for the sticks!! (we were not expecting such a barrage of deer so quickly!)
Now I know what to expect, I am going out later this week to give it a proper try and to be prepared for when it happens, I think the time is right now, hopefully a nice buck will think I am an admirer!!