I've had no problem rattling in smaller bucks, they want to see who is fighting who, and which doe's they can sneak off with as well. I guess if you try it, and don't get results, you could always hold off. I've had good results myself with my methods. Once the rut kicks in high gear most bucks will have a hot doe already, thats why I rattle mostly early in the season, but it does work later in the season sometimes too. Rattling and grunting is never a sure thing, but it does work, you just have to try different methods until you get it right. When you do find a way that works, it's like pulling them in on a string. [:)]
"Let a young buck go, so he can grow."