Sure, you can sit in the woods, knock a set of antlers together every few minutes, and call it rattling. But if you're serious about luring a buck to a mock fight, you need to convincingly stage as many aspects of a real battle as possible. Here's a list of everything you need to do just that, effectively and safely. 1. Doe-in-Estrus and Buck-Urine Scents
Bucks that respond to rattling will often circle downwind to verify with their noses what they hear with their ears. Place these scents upwind and off to each side but within shooting range of your position.