What You'll See:
In this video, you'll see Chris use a Passive Cow Vocalization Strategy during a late-morning calling effort to engage two different bulls that have already settled into their bedding areas.
Setting the Stage:
The third encounter on this particular morning, which was filmed after the "Broken Bull and 'Pitchfork'" video, Chris continued working his way to where it sounded like two other mature-sounding bulls were getting ready to bed down. As he started getting close to one of them, Chris stopped and tried calling him in, but the bull refused to come any closer than about 100 yards; the bull simply bugled halfheartedly a few times, paused briefly to see if he could see any cows moving through the timber - and seeing none - turned and drifted off, bugling occasionally just as he had been. Figuring the bull either had cows of his own or had cows in sight, Chris decided to wait for a bit in order to let the animals bed down, and then reposition and try again later.
While he waited, the bulls moved over onto an adjacent ridge and separated themselves slightly. When it sounded as though the two bulls had figured out where they were going to settle in for the day, Chris worked the wind, moved over onto the same ridge the bulls were on, and positioned himself in between where he thought they were. Because most cows should've been comfortably bedded by this point in the morning, Chris opted to start with a Passive Cow Vocalization Strategy to sound like a small group of cows and calves that were simply bedded in between the two bulls, hoping that one - or both - of the bulls would slip in to check out "the new cows/calves" after they'd put "their" cows to bed, and felt the cows would be "safe" left alone for a little bit.
Viewing / Listening Tips:
The best audio is heard while wearing headphones or ear-buds so you can hear all the subtle sounds that are going on, in addition to the prominent bugles and other vocalizations. However, like with the other videos, just use caution on where you set your volume; the bull bugles when he gets in close so don't set it too loud or you might hurt your ears!