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My thoughts and experiences with Mock Scrapes

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by shed, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Legendary Woodsman

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    Actually yes I also save bladder urine when I gut.
    Now with all that and the stuff on the market, there was only one tried and true lure I had years ago and wish I still did. A goat herd. Man! my goat herd brought in deer and held them like nothing else and the rutty buck you could smell a mile away. I had all kinds of bucks checking things out. If feed wasn't so expensive I'd get a couple again.
    I recommend anyone near a goat herd ask the owners if you could get a buck rag. Cloth band around their belly or their neck that hangs down the chest. See a rutting goat buck frequently urinate in its own mouth. That's why they smell so rank.
     
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    I made a couple scrapes yesterday. Yes I know it’s April. I will probably make two more as time allows.

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    Any activity on your scrapes yet @Westfinger
    Do you have a trail camera set up over this scrape? Thought about making two or three mock scrapes this weekend.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, well done!
     
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    I’ll give an update when I check them. I have cameras on them and will be pulling those cards in the next week or so.
     
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    Finally got around to pulling cards. I couldn't get one of the cameras off the tree due to the lock but the other three were used almost immediately and have been used consistently. I will definitely make a couple more and place them in heavily travelled areas within bow range of a stand. Very pleased with the results so far.
     
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    Took a couple screen shots from the videos from today’s card pull. No giants but it’s getting used regularly.


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    We start making them in early August. We use our buck synthetic and preorbital synthetic. Have always had excellent results for cataloging bucks and watching them grow antlers. This year we also made a mock scrape spray to make it easier for people. It also worked very well.

    I switched to cellular cams (well, the Spypoint is barely a cell cam, but the Reveal works well). Yeah, I am an addict.
     
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    Yesterday when I was out in an area I never go ,a town, I hit Wal-Mart. Of course I had to check out any hunting sales. Not as many as I'd hoped for. That said I found tinks synthetic scrape starter . Each pack has two bottles and a dial dripper. Regularly 17+ marked down to 5.49. Hey it's synthetic no freeze...how bad can it get before season? At that price you can't go wrong. I still get the drippers. Got a couple and a single bottle for 3. 00.

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    Lol I forgot I. Bought all of that... along with....where I put it.
    10 more days and O get to go hunt doe. I said I wasn't putting gout cams u til season unless for trespassers. Well I nave not seen but a couple of deer all summer. I need tofu d out what the doe are doing and when. I put one cam on bean/ weed plot last night. Morning and midnight movement past two sit areas ,one stand one ground blind. Also one nice young 8 with the midnight group.
     
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    Bump for being mentioned
     
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    This thread is pure gold…
     
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    Fantastic read. Will be trying it here in Massachusetts and let you know how it goes. How soon before the rut would you start these?
     
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    HOW HAVE I NOT SEEN THIS THREAD BEFORE?!
     
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    What a thread. Was just talking to my huntin buddy today about learning how to use mock scrapes in the summer months to draw in the daylight buck photos. Read, re-read and will read again, then heading out on a historical scrape I know of on this large public parcel. If the scrapes look to have been frequented during the recent months, I will over-mark and jump back into this thread on how it's going. Thanks for the write-up Shed..12 years later, nonetheless.
     
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    The scrape I opened last year that never got hit, is to date a foot deep now. All I did to it this spring was bent the over hanging beech branch over it to make it easier to reach and I loosened soil and removed rocks/stones. Of course this is 15 yrds off the inside down hill corner of the farmers corn field and on an old logging road thats a bit over grown. Turkey first hit it but now there are deer foot prints and hoof drags.
     
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    2 seasons back, I found a tore up scrape line that went about 40-60 yards in length in a saddle on an old logging road. Last year, MDC went in and cut the road again. Not sure why, but they did so in early Oct, so I left it alone and hunted the nearby ridges without luck but scouted the cut road post season. Sure enough, those old scrapes had been worked over and found new rubs with the historicals. Gut tells me the bigger buck that was there in 2021 isn't there anymore but a new young guy showed up. Giving the over-marking a go there to see what I can't get a photo of at the very least.
     
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    This needs bumping for the upcoming season. You mention not buying scents, when making a MOCK scrape and licking branch the scent 100% plays a role in deer taking over. It may not always work but, more times than none it does. The number of mature bucks shed has taken on public land offer the truth. I started this mock in April and it's getting hit almost daily jump.JPG
     

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