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Author Topic: Mock Scrapes  (Read 805 times)

Offline Bearclaw

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Re: Mock Scrapes
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: Mock Scrapes
« Reply #16 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?
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Re: Mock Scrapes
« Reply #17 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...
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Re: Mock Scrapes
« Reply #18 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...
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Offline gobihawk

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Re: Mock Scrapes
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: Mock Scrapes
« Reply #20 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.
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