Mock Scrapes...

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by SteveR, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Recurve77

    Recurve77 8 pointer

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    The one thing that is common with the young beech trees is that it is common for them to have multiple branches that are the perfect height for the licking branches.
     
  2. Rut-n-Strut

    Rut-n-Strut 6 pointer

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    I made 5 mock scrapes with licking branches last week. I checked them today and not one has been touched by a single deer yet.
     
  3. Recurve77

    Recurve77 8 pointer

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    I went out yesterday to reopen a couple of mock scrapes from previous years and found one under a beech tree that they had already started reusing. It was about 2 ft in diameter.
     
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  4. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    I would think it's more about the location and branch height.
     
  5. WILD

    WILD 12 pointer

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    I have killed a nice buck using them,came straight in to it..I would put it out now,they are getting territorial now,great time to do it.
     
  6. Recurve77

    Recurve77 8 pointer

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    Checked on a couple of mock scrapes that I opened last Sunday. Both had been visited by bucks and does. A half racked buck worked 1 today @ 9:30.
     
  7. captain71

    captain71 10 pointer

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    I notice few small scrapes this morning. Didn't have any last week I had couple of pictures of new bucks that I never seen on my cameras before
     
  8. Mob169"

    Mob169" 6 pointer

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    Mock scrapes work year around. I only use for inventory purposes. Your odds of siting over a scrape and killing a decent buck are
    extremely low.
     
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  9. WILD

    WILD 12 pointer

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    Maybe so,but I like to have them 60-70 yards from my stand,it's never a qurantee,but it sure dose t hurt,and like I said, I killed a nice 10 that came straight into it with his nose down...so yes I do like to use them.
     
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  10. Drahts

    Drahts 6 pointer

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    Made one friday, this was seen on it saturday morning, but light was to low to determine anything other than it was a buck.

     
  11. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    I found a few as well. This next cold spell will surely get them on their feet.
     
  12. SteveR

    SteveR 8 pointer

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    He finally found them and I believe I got him fired up and pissed off. :) What I would give to be off this weekend when that cold front hits. 8874-770x607.png Screenshot 2017-10-23 at 10.59.05 AM-867x543.png
     
  13. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Saturday should be awsome.
     
  14. hunter40502

    hunter40502 6 pointer

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    Personally, I think the best time to set up mock scrapes and licking branches is June/July. Doing it now seems risky to me. But if you can get in and out without making much noise, leaving much scent, I could see it working. I would just not want to take the chance. I make mine in Summer. They will use them if in the fall if you prep them. Either way, good luck.
     
  15. Drahts

    Drahts 6 pointer

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    Great buck SteveR good luck with him.
     

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