- Rattling works best on a still, chilly to cold morning when a buck can hear your horns a mile away.
- A good spot to set up is downwind of one of those scraped/rubbed/thick-cover ridges or river bottoms we talked about earlier.
- Sit in a stand or on the ground with some elevation, and blind rattle once or twice an hour until 11 a.m. If you see a buck cruising 100 yards or farther out, rattle, watch him and work him if he shows interest.
- Toss in some big grunts after a rattling sequence for effect.
- In the post-rut, rattling works best on private land where the pressure has been light all season. Try it Tuesday to Thursday when nobody else is in the woods.