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SEAG 02-17-2007 07:00 PM

Does anyone have any insight as to how a deer chooses a spot for a scrape? I understand the low hanging, chewed on limb but do they usually do themon the edge of the woods/hedgerow? Are they done at a crossroads in trails?or really anywhere? Just wondering...thinking about next season and making a few where we saw some tracks today...
Thanks for any input in advance!

timbercruiser 02-17-2007 08:13 PM

RE: Scrapes...
I've seen them in almost any part of the woods. Most of them are along edges, trailsand woods roads, but I've seen them anywhere, except very wet areas.

farm hunter 02-17-2007 09:29 PM

RE: Scrapes...
Remember a scrape is a signpost -

Deer select an area that THEY expect other deer and especially does - to frequent.

In my experience - the best places to expect scrapes are in "staging areas" downwind ofa food source. Think of an area of cover where deer will hang before they go to feed - and linger AFTER they feed.

The next best spots are on logging roads or brushogged roadways Through cover. You can enhance a spot by using cord to "pull down" trees to overhang a roadway. Also - you can clip away - branches that overhang - NOT WHERE you want them to scrape.

The next best spot would be on ridges - along well traveled deer trails.

snedd162 02-19-2007 03:41 PM

RE: Scrapes...
I dont think it really matters because i have seen scrapes almost anywhere in the woods

AR Bowhunter 02-19-2007 05:24 PM

RE: Scrapes...
I think they put scrapes down where does in the area frequent the most or where there is more competition.

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