Farther North, "rattling can still work, especially early in the post-rut, because dominant bucks are looking for the last of the hot does," says Drury. "But, man, you've got to be cautious. Other hunters have been rattling at bucks since the first of October in most areas, so big deer are leery. We tone it down. In fact, we don't rattle blind. When we see a buck upwind we might just ÃƒÂ”tick' the horns to get his attention and hopefully pull him our way. But we don't get any more aggressive than that."