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Peeing in Scrapes w/ Video

Unread postby JakeJD » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:45 am

I took a few days off of work to hunt a long weekend - 11-8 through 11-13. Thursday morning (11-8) just after dawn, I snuck into a thick spot that I prepped last spring in anticipation of the rut. This was my first time hunting the area this year.

There were a few scrapes with licking branches near the base of my tree, so when nature called I added some homemade scent. Here is a small 6-point yearling that worked a couple of scrapes underneath me and continued on his way (phone pics):

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I returned to that tree on the evening of 11-9 when I again had a favorable wind. It was another successful evening as I had a few encounters with rutting bucks and had a shot at a nice two year-old (unfortunate shoulder blade hit = no deer).

I returned to that same tree the next morning for the gun season opener 11-10. Here is a small spike that worked the same scrapes that morning after I had "freshened" the scrape, notice the "oh sh$t" moment when he spots me while working the licking branch:

[bbvideo=425,350]http://s1135.beta.photobucket.com/user/jakedeaver/media/2012-11-10074743.mp4.html[/bbvideo]

Here is a trail cam video of a nice 8-point two year-old that worked the same scrapes the next evening (11-11):

[bbvideo=425,350]http://s1135.beta.photobucket.com/user/jakedeaver/media/EK000013.mp4.html[/bbvideo]

While I am not sure that human urine will prove effective on mature bucks, it certainly did not seem to negatively affect these scrapes.

Also, note that I hunted the same tree:

11-8 morning
11-9 evening
11-10 morning
11-13 morning (best morning, multiple nice bucks seen)

I have an extremely effective access route using the river and hip boots for this spot only covering 40 ft of dry ground before I am up the tree. I feel that I can over-hunt this spot with the correct winds during the rut.


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Re: Peeing in Scrapes w/ Video

Unread postby venisonassassin » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:51 pm

Cool footage, thanks for posting it.
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Re: Peeing in Scrapes w/ Video

Unread postby Stanley » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:20 pm

Cool.
You can fool some of the bucks, all of the time, and fool all of the bucks, some of the time, however you certainly can't fool all of the bucks, all of the time.
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Re: Peeing in Scrapes w/ Video

Unread postby whitetailassasin » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:27 am

that's awesome
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Unread postby brink » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:31 am

cool footage for sure :clap:

but i have to ask, how are you sitting up there? are you straddling the tree? i couldn't quite figure out how you were situated. :think:
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Re: Peeing in Scrapes w/ Video

Unread postby JakeJD » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:08 am

I hunt out of a Tree Saddle for over 90% of my hunts. I rarely get busted while hunting in my saddle, not my experience with hang-ons.

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I mainly scout, install screw-in steps, and prep all of my trees in the winter / spring. I pack in a LW Assassin for longer hunts as it increases the comfort of the system. I typically do not return to the area until I hunt the tree.
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Re: Peeing in Scrapes w/ Video

Unread postby attackone » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:20 am

i love my tree saddle
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Re: Peeing in Scrapes w/ Video

Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:25 pm

attackone wrote:i love my tree saddle



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