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Old 02-25-2002, 11:53 AM
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Are you hunting over scrapes? How did you hunt the scrape? How many whitetails have you got over scrapes and what is their size?
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Old 02-25-2002, 12:05 PM
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Makoto I do not hunt scrapes specifically, I view them as buck sign only, I try to locate travel lanes near scrapes and will on occasion put a little bit of doe in heat on my boots heading in the direction of my stand.

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Old 02-25-2002, 12:22 PM
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I, like tazman, have never hung a stand to hunt a scrape or rub specifically. I have had them in the general area of some of my stand sites, but my stands were located there for another reason...usually because of some type of land feature- erosion ditch, creek or fence crossing, saddle, bench, etc.


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Old 02-25-2002, 12:35 PM
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I would have to agree with the two previous post. Hunting over scrapes is not the place I would be spending a lot of time. If you can find those areas that they scraped in this year (last year) I would try to hunt it in the pre rut. Often a scrape will get hit for a number of years back to back and even by different bucks. It seems to me that by the time the bucks are scraping your better off hunting travel routes or doe core areas. By the time you find the scrapes those bucks are following those does.
Another thing is that what I've read the majority of scraping is done at night.
I've spent many hours wathcing scrapes and not had a lot of luck.

Your time may be better spent in other places.
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Old 02-25-2002, 02:13 PM
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We all agree.
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Old 02-25-2002, 03:26 PM
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Ditto what they said.
I do plan on placing my Deer-Cam near some scrapes to see what is there sometimes though.
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Old 02-25-2002, 05:29 PM
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I have to agree with others. If I find several scrapes in an area I will study the other deer sign in the area, trails, rubs and try to set up on well used trails or crossings. Then I will lay a scent trail on the way to my stand. This tactic Has worked for me many times. Most recently resulting in the harvesting of 2 P&Y bucks.

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Old 02-25-2002, 07:38 PM
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I found they visit them at night. I hunt the area but try to hunt the terrain first.
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Old 02-25-2002, 10:17 PM
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I like bottlenecks downwind of scrapes, or a scrape line.

I hunted scrapes when I was younger, and had plenty of sightings of bucks, though rarley on the scrape. It seemed that most often, bucks would circle 50+ yds downwind of a scrape, sometimes more - just to scent check it. Most often, they would not come in during daylight hours. That being said, its a wonderful sight to watch a deer work a scrape - and though I now rarely hunt near them, the experiences I had doing so made me a better hunter.
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