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finding scrapes/mock scrapes

Old 09-25-2016, 06:37 PM
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So I havent seen any scrapes or rubs. How am I supposed to find them.when is a good time to use my magnum dripper and how do know where to set up my mock scrape
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:32 AM
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I would not look for rubs till about a month before peak of the rut. Scrapes seem to pop up about the same time every year too. All that gimmick stuff is what ever you want to do.


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Old 09-26-2016, 06:09 AM
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I agree. I never got into setting up mock scrapes in advance. My way of hunting was to stay out of the area I was going to hunt to not alert deer of my presence. If you are hunting and hit a natural saddle with some natural scrapes a mock would be a good tool to possibly promote competition and plan on spending some time in that area. I am a still hunter and always moving so when I hit an area like I described I slow way down and spend some time there. It is interesting at least to me that those special spots are the same year after year. A saddle between mountain peaks especially if it has an old grown up logging road will usually be covered with scrapes. I normally don't spend time around field edges where there are normally scrapes and rubs since most of that happens at night.
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:52 AM
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My brother found a funnel many years ago a high dry area between two wet cedar swamps. A old logging trail goes right to the edge of the west most cedar swamp and there was a loop turn around made. My brother put his stand right in the center of that loop. Every year with out fail give or take a day or two scraps show up on that old logging trail within a week many will be the size of a good sized garage floor. Every year either the first day of fire arm season or second he collects a decent buck there. Such are funnels.


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Old 09-27-2016, 06:29 AM
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That's the kind of honey hole I am always looking to find. I have found a few through the years and unless there has been logging it always stays the same. Loaded with buck sign and almost a sure thing unless you over hunt it or go in when the wind isn't right.
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