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Gone Hunting.. => Deer Hunting => Topic started by: gobihawk on September 23, 2014, 03:11:32 PM

Title: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 23, 2014, 03:11:32 PM
What scent do you use? Do you use a dripper? There are usually fresh scrapes in my neck of the woods on Halloween. Would you make a mock scrape the week before Halloween or wait until you saw a fresh scrape?
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 23, 2014, 05:05:38 PM
I have used a dripper and they do work . You can put one out when you see scraps in your area , try to put them near or on a well used trail if you can and try to use a natural overhanging branch if you can . Here is a picture of one of mine . 
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 23, 2014, 05:53:02 PM
they are field scraping at my place in Ashland already. very surprising.


I personally think it's the smell of fresh earth that sparks there curiosity. I normally clear the leaves before I get in stand. you'd be surprised how many deer want right to the spot

I've pee'ed in some w/ good luck too. no sure fire answer from what I've read. good luck
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 23, 2014, 06:16:52 PM
I like to get in the woods on those proven scrape/Rub lines and set a tree stand or a bull blind. I have seen the same consistent thing for years, with the same size tree, limb ect... that has a scrape under it.. I simulate that tree that they like to lick the lower hanging branches and make a scrape under it. So I go down a line and pull limbs to about 4-6 ft and tie them back in the summer, making a line in a area on a trail that adds to the potential of scrapes in that line.. Since our rut is just starting on our gun opener, I go in there at noon opening day and check for the scrapes, and generally find that there there, when I run my camera, I find that their mostly nocturnal.. I find the largest one in that group and hit it with dominant buck tinks, and it will get that buck or bucks going during the night and day now, thinking he has another buck cruising his area for doe.. The big Boy will wear his self out checking that scrape line.. I have killed 2 really nice deer doing this, and lost the deer of my life 2 years ago. I had night trail pics of him making the scrapes, and when I doctored the line, he came in at daytime 2 days in a row.. He got passed me both times.. But I pulled him.. It works on those dominant scrape lines for sure.
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 23, 2014, 07:25:12 PM
golee...never heard that one before...sounds like a good idea that may be worth trying here for those nocturnal fellows
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 24, 2014, 07:26:21 AM
I've tried drippers before,gels,dominant buck lures in the past but to no avail. I recently saw on a hunting program a spray can by Buck Bomb called Scape blaster.It worked on TV and might be worth trying.Of course I had to buy it...I like the concept and might not leave too much of your scent if you spray it on your mock site. I wonder if anyone has had any luck with those other buck bomb products.... ##$%#116
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 24, 2014, 07:33:39 AM
I've tried drippers before,gels,dominant buck lures in the past but to no avail. I recently saw on a hunting program a spray can by Buck Bomb called Scape blaster.It worked on TV and might be worth trying.Of course I had to buy it...I like the concept and might not leave too much of your scent if you spray it on your mock site. I wonder if anyone has had any luck with those other buck bomb products.... ##$%#116
I have never used the buck bomb.. cant say on that one, I have used all of the tinks products, code blue and golden estrus.
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 24, 2014, 08:54:25 AM
I've also used a lot of scent products on scrapes and mock scrapes. I've put cameras on them and studied results. Some products seemed to turn away deer.

The best product I have used has been Active Scrape by Wildlife Research.  I get much better results with active scrape using a dripper.  I have gotten pics of bucks and does on mock scrapes doctored up with active scrape.  I have also got pics of coyotes and a bobcat peeing on my scrapes.  Active Scrape seems to work the best for me with a dripper.

My advice would be to choose 2-3 products and conduct your own study with trail cams.  Then let the deer tell you what works best. Then next year you will know and should have some fun working your scrapes.  Make sure you wear rubber boots and rubber or nitrile gloves and go overboard on scent control.  Try to time your trips into the woods to refill your drippers or change out memory cards before or during rain. It helps to remove your scent and you will see more activity. 
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 24, 2014, 05:12:50 PM
Thanks for the ideas.  Good luck hunting to all!!!    %^$^
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 24, 2014, 10:38:06 PM
I used many different kinds of commerical scents in scrapes over the years and 99% of the time they ignored it. The other 1% it spooked them away (Tinks Gel). That's when I threw all that stuff out and started peeing in scrapes with my own "lure". It's worked FAR better than anything else I ever used. My hormones are the same as a buck's so when they smell mine they may wonder, "Now just who in the heck is THIS *&^%$ in my area??

Does seem to be curious about it too. Maybe they wonder who the new stud in town is!

Either way, it's FREE, it works, and it comes with it's own multi-purpose applicator.
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 25, 2014, 10:21:14 AM
Interesting Woods Walker. I will try that. For those who use drippers. How long do you wait to hunt after putting your dripper out?
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 25, 2014, 10:53:53 AM

Interesting Woods Walker. I will try that. For those who use drippers. How long do you wait to hunt after putting your dripper out?
I see no reason to wait. If it's an active scrape he's in the area. If it's a mock scrape catch him by surprise. Good luck!
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 25, 2014, 11:23:10 AM
I have tried everything and have no luck with any of it.
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 26, 2014, 08:35:58 AM
I have never tried a mock scrape. but the responses on here has got me interested in trying some this year.
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 26, 2014, 09:24:17 AM
Man I'll never forget them scrapes we used to see in northern Missouri. They were the size of car hoods. It would really get the excitement level up to come across a line of scrapes like that and see the size of some of the tracks and cedar trees 8-12 inches in diameter shredded.  We don't see that stuff down here.  Dang I miss Missouri. 
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 26, 2014, 07:03:44 PM
I used the Code Blue Scrape stuff that comes in the vacuum packed bag. I made a scrape that afternoon and had pictures of a buck working on it that night. I also poured some Bob Kirschner Silver Top lure into it as well. I made two scrapes and had a buck picture in one and hoof prints in the other. I've used other products in scrapes with not a lot of success. I read recently where freshly turned dirt is a good way to attract bucks to start making scrapes there. Someone mentioned that above in a comment as well.
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on September 26, 2014, 08:20:09 PM
Yes, the fresh dirt thing seems to get them going - - I've often wondered about that in areas with a high turkey population - with all of that scratching going on, do the bucks lose their mind?
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on October 03, 2014, 10:43:51 AM
I read an article years ago and had to try it. The author wrote that almost any type of smell would attract deer to a scrape, even human urine. About 5 years ago I gave it a shot. I made a mock scrape and urinated in it. I then put a camera on it and left. 2 weeks later, I had pictures of does and young bucks in the scrape. Now before anyone says "yeah, but you didn't get any pictures of big bucks" I have to say we NEVER got pictures of big bucks in that area anyway. Too much hunting pressure..

That was the day I quit carrying a pee bottle in the stand. I have peed in several scrapes since then...
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on October 11, 2014, 04:51:49 PM
I made three mock scrapes today and hope to make three more this week . Still playing catch up managing my land and hope to get in the woods hunting soon . Just starting to notice some scrapes and some revisted rub lines...
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on October 17, 2014, 04:38:56 PM
Thanks for the info. Here's what I plan on doing in 5 - 10 days.

Hang my dripper outside in five days. This way dripper will be adjusted to the day time dripping when put in use.

Use scent control at all time while making a mock scrape.

Find a natural hanging branch to put my dripper on. If no branch is available 4-6 feet from the ground tie a branch to that level.

Scrape out an area below the branch. Make sure fresh dirt is exposed. I'll use the horns I made for rattling.

Pee in the exposed fresh dirt area and put buck scent on hanging branch.

Climb into my treestand and wait for Mr. Big to come by.
Title: Re: Mock Scrapes
Post by: [Blocked] on October 17, 2014, 05:46:26 PM
Sounds like a plan!

However I wouldn't hang the dripper on the licking branch. Put it up high over the scrape. It's unnatural so I try to put them about 7 ft high(as high as I can reach).  The licking branch is a licking branch. They also rub their interdigital gland secretions on it. I order Harmon's interdigital gland scent online and put that on the licking branch.  Harmon's gives good service.