My view on using scents, calling, rattling and any other method. If you have to ask, you are far better off just sitting quietly and waiting.
During the rut, the right call at the right time can be deadly. The wrong call at the wrong time can be costly. Therefore, if you have to ask about calling, you don't know enough to be calling.
Some scents work sometimes. None work all the time and some can be counter productive. Therefore, if you have to ask, use common sense. It always works.
Rattling during the rut is at best, a 50/50 tool. However, rattling, when hunting a mature deer
is 95/5. It runs them off 95% of the time. During the rut, mature bucks are not looking for a fight. They are looking for women.
Hunt the does, if you are sure the bucks are. With over 50-years experience hunting whitetails, I do 95% of my hunting on travel trails during the rut. This is when the bucks are traveling, constantly searching. I do not want to hunt a group of does that are either not yet in heat or have been bred expecting a buck to come by. I want to hunt the buck. My pre peak rut stands have been in place for a long time. I am just waiting for the right day, the right wind and the right temperature. I am not going to burn a stand hunting a hot day.
If you live in farm country where there are big fields that fill with does in the late afternoon then, hunting does may be a good tactic. Find where the buck(s) come to scent check the field, hang a stand and have your gun ready. If you are hunting woodlands, find the seldom used trails with the fresh signpost rubs and hunt that trail.
For most hunters, there is nothing for sale in a catalog that will help you kill a deer. No matter where you hunt, if it is rut hunt, bucks like cold weather. maybe not this cold. This buck came to a few, soft, cohesive doe bleats. However, he came an hour after I made them