Wildlife biologist and Alabama outfitter George Mayfield, another believer in this tactic, advises, "Start by tickling the antlers together. You need to be careful not to spook any deer that might be close. After a quiet sequence, turn up the volume. You should rattle hard, make some deep grunts, break brush and stomp on the ground. Buck engagements during the rut are anything but civil. Because this can be very difficult from a tree stand, I prefer to stay on the ground when hunting alone."