Thanks for the comments cuffs and raghorn ! :D as far as them getting mounted there parents would not mount them, but I european all of the kids' deer every year. My sister did mount Daniels first bull elk though.A great OTC bull that he may never beat especially seeing as he took it with a bow.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...