Just like anything else man gets involved in. He over does it until the activity has little in common with what he started with. Then it breaks up into factions that all believe that they're the only ones who got it right. The next thing you know the government gets involved and makes laws......that usually fixes everything.
That's true Scott, the government does always seem to follow up behind an event, regulating after the fact. Current examples are the SEC wanting more disclosure about CEO salaries/bonues/loans in public accounting statements. The security boom after 9/11. Protection for 401k investments being more diversified after Enron's employees losing theirs because the whole plan was rolled into Enron stock...
However sometimes after a big event, the governments reaction regulation can be too much and needs to be adjusted after some "cooling off period". That is too say that the first round of laws are not always right.
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...