I agree with Vermonster. You also need to check with the Rhode Island game and fish and see what it required for you to hunt. At the very least you might need to purchase a license of some kind and you may also be required to have a hunters safety course under your belt.
It isn't like the old days when you could just buy a rifle and a license and head out hunting.
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...