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Too early for mock scrape??

Old 10-20-2005, 02:59 AM
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Default Too early for mock scrape??

hey guys, illinois hunter here, I was just wondering if you guys thought it was too early to start a mock scrape. I was thinking about getting on of those scent drippers for the active scrape scent but I didnt know if it was too early for that, or if all in all I was going about this the wrong way somehow. thanks in advance.
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Old 10-20-2005, 03:19 AM
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Nope , Perfect time . As the pre rut kicks in and goes along the bucks start to pay less and less attention to scrapes and start concentrating on finding the does . This is as good as time as any for mock scrapes . I wouldnt be putting doe in heat estorus in them yet . Active scrape is a good product alot of people favor . Good luck let us know how it goes . Arrow one of those ILL monsters for us !
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:48 AM
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GET RIGHT ON IT! AS STATED BEFORE I THINK RIGHT NOW IS A PERFECT TIME. I AM STARTING TO SEE MORE AND MORE SCRAPES OUT THERE I THINK WITH THIS WEATHER COOLING OFF AROUND THE MIDWEST WE SHOULD START SEEING MORE AND MORE DOMINIANT BEHAVOIR. GOOD LUCK DONNY
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Old 10-20-2005, 06:04 AM
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thanks guys, do you think that the scent drippers are a good idea?? what are their benefits, besides just freshening up the scrape.....which i could do myself.
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Old 10-20-2005, 06:29 AM
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I too have been seening plenty of fresh scrapes in NE IL.
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:50 AM
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the scent drippers are made so that they only drip during daylight hours. [not pos] but i think its a 10 degree swing that stops and starts the dripper. it patterns the bucks to come during daylight hours.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:51 PM
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NO. it is not.

see my thread from the bow hunting forum

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=1255733


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Old 10-21-2005, 07:23 AM
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Yesterday I came upon some real nice scrapes right about dusk. Continued stalking and saw a real bruiser (10 or 12 pointer) run off a scrape he was making. The area had alot of scrapes.
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Old 10-21-2005, 12:09 PM
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Definitely not too early, if anything you might be a little late. I start mine around labor day just to make sure they are the first scrapes in the woods. The earlier you put them out, the better chances a buck will find it and mark it himself. If it is a mature buck, you just might make him think he has competition for does, then he might make a mistake and show himself during your hunting hours.
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Old 10-21-2005, 07:19 PM
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this is my first post on here, i hope it turns out alright. i hunt in michigan, and i have found 8 scrapes on 1 16 acre parcel so far. i put out a mock scrape, and since i did that the scrapes have not been touched. Just my 2 cents.
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