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Old 08-15-2006, 04:11 PM
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When hunting over a scrape thats on the edge of a wood line and rite next to a food source which time is the deer most likley visiting the scrape morning or evening.
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:56 PM
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Most likely at night, but during the rut they can show up any time of the day. It probably depends on how many does are in the area.
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:06 PM
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I hunted near a scrap ( 30 yards off to my left ) well within view and I saw more deer ( bucks and does ) checking it in the early morning hours.
But in the late eveing hours only bucks came around which is a good thing in my book.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:01 AM
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Studies have shown that the majority of scrape checking by deer is done at night .
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:41 AM
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i hunted one @ nite saw 4 deer never got a shot though
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:12 AM
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In my experience, the more out in the open a scrape is, the tendency is for nightime visits only. If you can find one in the middle of a briar patch or other type of heavy cover, you stand a better chance of catching a buck tending in during the daytime.
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:14 AM
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During the rut basically anytime during the day...
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:16 AM
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Also after a rain...bucks feel that they have to refresh it. Read numerous articles on this and last year shot a 7 point in WV 45 minutes after it finished raining.
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:08 PM
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Just based on my experiance with trail cams on scrapes, there was quite a bit more buck activity in the nite time hours. but still some usage in the daytime hours also.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:04 AM
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AM during rut.. ffrrequently...make sure its a fresh scrape...scent it up a bit..then wait
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