New Page 2



!!

You are a Guest at TalkHunting

As a guest here, you are able to view some of the topics to get a feel for how this site works. However, you will not be able to post replies until you become a member. We hope that you will register (free) and become a member. This will open up all of the website for you to see. We are a very friendly group and we do not allow any bashing, fighting, or vulgarity. If you are looking for a family friendly site to talk about hunting, you have found it here at TalkHunting. You will find this a very comfortable and friendly place to visit and hang out. We hope to see you soon!

If you are having problems getting registered or you didn't receive your activation email, click the "Contact Us" link at the top left of this page.

New Page 3

Google Ad

Author Topic: Mock Scrape  (Read 226 times)

Offline hoytman62

  • Spike
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 57
  • Location: Coshocton, OH
Mock Scrape
« on: September 24, 2018, 05:24:30 PM »
When is the best time to start your mock scrape?  Is the magnum mock scrape dripped a good one?  Thanks


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Online yari

  • TH Staff - Contest Team
  • TalkHunting Dominant Buck
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2010
  • Posts: 12489
  • Location: wisconsin
Re: Mock Scrape
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2018, 06:28:24 PM »
I saw field scrapes this weekend. I have just opened ground under a branch, peed in scrapes and used commercial scents. I haven't seen any significant difference. my advise would be save your money and drink lots of water before you go out to open up the ground

I've also buried trees in my plots for rubbing posts and scrape trees. that has NOT worked for me

good luck
'HUNT WITH YOUR KIDS NOT FOR THEM'
NAHC LIFE MEMBER
SCI MEMBER
DU MEMBER
MUSKY hunter
NRA

Online Flintlock1776

  • 12 Point Droptine
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 3242
  • Location: USA
    • NYFD
Re: Mock Scrape
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2018, 06:54:05 PM »
Never woked for me
Remember the 343
9-11-01
George Johnson, Ladder 157
Dan McWilliams, Ladder 157
Bily Eisengrien, Rescue 2
Scott Strauss NYPD ESU
**************************************
Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Member Buckmaster's
Member NWTF
Wounded Warrior Project
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Offline Madgomer

  • 2016 TH Turkey Champion
  • 12 Point Double Droptine
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 4113
  • Location: Central IL
Re: Mock Scrape
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 07:22:46 PM »
I've had some success with them, seems to depend (I think) on whether the scrapes are on a line that one of the dominant bucks is monitoring or just random scrapes the little guys are making.  I've seen a lot of small bucks scraping over the years, it's a very different scene than watching a big one.  If you can get close to the normal route of one of the big boys I think you'll have some opportunity to create action.  The scent drippers that make use of the heat of day to put down some fresh scent make sense to me in terms of trying to get a buck to visit an area in the daytime, but I have no first hand experience to lean on to say if it really shifts their schedule.

As Yari stated, I think you'll bring them into an active scrape simply by draining your own bladder into one, they'll be able to pick that up if scent checking from downwind.  Assuming that another buck or a doe is also depositing some scent, it just helps freshen things up in my opinion.
One of God's greatest gifts to us is
the great outdoors - get out there
and enjoy it!

Offline Hunt Master

  • Administrator
  • TalkHunting Dominant Buck
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2008
  • Posts: 10019
  • Location: Morgantown, KY
  • If at once you dont succeed, nock another arrow!
Re: Mock Scrape
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 08:28:32 AM »
I have played with this, on and off, for years. I have decided, in my opinion, its a gimmick that doesnt work. Most bucks check each and every scrape they come by. but big, mature bucks seem to do this at night.
If you can't be hunting....  Be here...  --9-8-7
TalkHunting  Founder

Offline NWIAdeerhunter

  • 2009 Prize Winner
  • 10 Point
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 1142
  • Location: NW Iowa
  • Matthews z7 magnum, remington .270 bdl, TC Triumph
Re: Mock Scrape
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 10:30:47 AM »
One thing I have read over the years is that 80 to 90 percent of scrapes are checked at night. So if you are going to try it, better make it somewhat closes to his bedroom, now during the rut, that might be a totally different story.
tank of gas: $50
hunting licence: $190
ammo: $20
getting to spend time with family and hunting buddies: priceless

Offline Deerhead

  • 12 Point Droptine
  • Join Date: Aug 2009
  • Posts: 3556
  • Location: Lawrenceville, GA
  • Team
Re: Mock Scrape
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2018, 12:42:48 PM »
My recommendation is find the magic tree!  There always seems to be that one tree in a given area they love to scrape under.  Not that I know where one is  @--0--0123    Let the deer do all the work.  Save your money don't buy all those mock scrapes.   
Team Skully
Butts County Sportsmen's Club

Offline sundowner

  • TH Staff - Moderator
  • TalkHunting Dominant Buck
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 10491
  • Location: Sheboygan , Wi
Re: Mock Scrape
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2018, 11:29:18 PM »
Tried them 10 years ago they do work but the big ones come in at night .
Member NWTF
Member Ducks Unlimited
Member Whitetails Unlimited
Member NRA 
 Member RMEF

Offline gobihawk

  • Nov/11 Prize Winner
  • 8 Point
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 821
  • Location: Bear Valley, WI
  • Knowledge is the key to success
Re: Mock Scrape
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 07:01:44 PM »
Mock scrapes are a good tool. I make two in a row on a trail between bedding areas. Make sure your treestand is down wind. Sometimes buck check scrape down wind. This happens on real and mock scrapes. In Wisconsin I put out dripper 5 days before Halloween. Put your dripper outside 2 - 3 days before putting it in the woods. This will reduce time for dripper to work more during daylight hours. Don't hunt over scrape for 4 days.
Wisconsin Bowhunters Association - Life Member
Green Bay Packers Owner & Season Ticket Holder

Online Flintlock1776

  • 12 Point Droptine
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 3242
  • Location: USA
    • NYFD
Re: Mock Scrape
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2018, 07:30:00 PM »
Before you drop doe in estrus on the ground consider this:

Doe in heat i.e.  Special Golden Estrous comes in 4 oz bottles at $35 each bottle on Cabelas

For those that drive to work and pay their own gas, the cost for doe in heat is $1,15O a gallon.

 ##$%#13



Just saying..........
Remember the 343
9-11-01
George Johnson, Ladder 157
Dan McWilliams, Ladder 157
Bily Eisengrien, Rescue 2
Scott Strauss NYPD ESU
**************************************
Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Member Buckmaster's
Member NWTF
Wounded Warrior Project
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Offline gobihawk

  • Nov/11 Prize Winner
  • 8 Point
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 821
  • Location: Bear Valley, WI
  • Knowledge is the key to success
Re: Mock Scrape
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2018, 08:21:26 PM »
Buck Stop Doe-in-Heat, $9.00. Trophy buck, priceless.  Sorry,  couldn't resist.
Wisconsin Bowhunters Association - Life Member
Green Bay Packers Owner & Season Ticket Holder

Online Flintlock1776

  • 12 Point Droptine
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 3242
  • Location: USA
    • NYFD
Re: Mock Scrape
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2018, 08:47:09 PM »
Buck Stop Doe-in-Heat, $9.00. Trophy buck, priceless.  Sorry,  couldn't resist.

Convert that to price  $7 per ounce = per gallon is $960
Remember the 343
9-11-01
George Johnson, Ladder 157
Dan McWilliams, Ladder 157
Bily Eisengrien, Rescue 2
Scott Strauss NYPD ESU
**************************************
Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Member Buckmaster's
Member NWTF
Wounded Warrior Project
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Offline gobihawk

  • Nov/11 Prize Winner
  • 8 Point
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 821
  • Location: Bear Valley, WI
  • Knowledge is the key to success
Re: Mock Scrape
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2018, 09:07:40 PM »
Two mock scrapes,  two bottles, $18 = 1 season.
Wisconsin Bowhunters Association - Life Member
Green Bay Packers Owner & Season Ticket Holder

Online Flintlock1776

  • 12 Point Droptine
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 3242
  • Location: USA
    • NYFD
Re: Mock Scrape
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2018, 06:58:05 PM »
Still expensive to hope they find those few inches of dirt with scent in the hunting woods. Ma6be once in over 30 years a buck crossed the spot during shooting hours for me to shoot him. Drip devices, scented trails, nads on deer. And, except for last year, I usually got one or more deer hunting
Remember the 343
9-11-01
George Johnson, Ladder 157
Dan McWilliams, Ladder 157
Bily Eisengrien, Rescue 2
Scott Strauss NYPD ESU
**************************************
Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Member Buckmaster's
Member NWTF
Wounded Warrior Project
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

 

New Page 3

Google Ad