I use a rattle bag every season. Early season to first part of November has worked best for me. I've killed 4 or 5 deer in the past few years that came to the rattle bag. Not to mention the MANY younger bucks that have come RUNNING to the sound. They always come in quick and usually with their head down grunting. Neat to watch.
Hey, did you grab the blind bag with the shells when we left the truck?
Safetys, use them: If you can see red, you can get dead!