OK,I'm trying to pick your brains here. Is that a wrong assumption? Rather than give and take, is it reasonable or even preferrable to just keep grinding away at a call? I just had never heard that before.
My other question: is there any etiquette to this? If I am hunting in a state park and hear a guy grinding a call at ridiculously high volume for an hour or two on end is that obnoxious behavior? If I am on 35 acres and my neighbor likes to sit on my property line and grind like that, is that being inconsiderate?
Sorry I am late in replying as it seems as if you are pretty well satisfied with the answers you have received.
I do not doubt they are good answers, but they are not the answers I would have given.
First of all, I do believe that there is a time and place to grind away. The times when this has worked most often for me is when they just won't respond to soft and sweet. The reasons are varied; high wind, henned up, spooked, whatever. Anyway, I have turned the tide more than once by putting the volume on 11 and hitting "repeat".
Secondly, the whole question of calling etiquette is a little like the one of deer hunters hanging stands near the fence. My personal opinion is that what a hunter does legally, on land he has rights to hunt is totally up to him. I only have a limited amount of land to hunt, and I am going to hunt it hard. Sorry.