Scrapes reopening??

Discuss deer hunting tactics, Deer behavior. Post your Hunting Stories, Pictures, and Questions/Answers.
User avatar
wickedbruiser
500 Club
Posts: 1306
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:58 am
Location: MA
Status: Offline

Scrapes reopening??

Unread postby wickedbruiser » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:50 pm

Went to check one of my cams a couple of days ago and 2 scrapes got lit up. Snow just melted and fresh dirt kicked up in both. I have 4 solid bucks on cam that spare and are together almost every night. And surprisingly still haven't dropped bone.

What are your experiences with scrapes this time of the year. Is it a good indication that this buck or bucks is/are competing for its core area? I remember Dan mentioning primary scrapes being reopened but not aware of this time of the year.

[ Post made via Android ] Image


User avatar
DaveT1963
500 Club
Posts: 4886
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:27 am
Location: South
Status: Offline

Re: Scrapes reopening??

Unread postby DaveT1963 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:56 pm

Bucks are willing and able as long as they have bone on their heads. Some does are bred in Jan and Feb..... Especialy that years later doe fawns

[ Post made via Android ] Image
BigCedarJack
500 Club
Posts: 776
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:17 pm
Location: Oklahoma
Status: Offline

Re: Scrapes reopening??

Unread postby BigCedarJack » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:58 pm

I saw a buck in full rut, chasing yesterday, it surprised me after seeing them grouped up weeks ago.

[ Post made via iPhone ] Image
User avatar
Dewey
Moderator
Posts: 31965
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:57 pm
Location: Wisconsin
Status: Offline

Re: Scrapes reopening??

Unread postby Dewey » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:01 pm

I have seen fresh scrapes anywhere from early September all the way thru February. Seems bucks make them not always for breeding purposes.

[ Post made via iPhone ] Image
User avatar
Ghost Hunter
Posts: 3540
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:00 am
Location: South Arkansas
Status: Online

Re: Scrapes reopening??

Unread postby Ghost Hunter » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:07 pm

Give a cool day in July an they will open them. But there is not much aggression there.
I live to release an arrow and watch woods grow into chaos and then grow quite as a mouse in just seconds.
droptine84
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:46 am
Status: Offline

Re: Scrapes reopening??

Unread postby droptine84 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:51 pm

DaveT1963 wrote:Bucks are willing and able as long as they have bone on their heads. Some does are bred in Jan and Feb..... Especialy that years later doe fawns

[ Post made via Android ] Image

x2
User avatar
Bigburner
Posts: 2006
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:41 am
Location: Delaware?
Status: Offline

Re: Scrapes reopening??

Unread postby Bigburner » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:00 am

I pulled a camera yesterday in a spot that I had made a mock scrape two years ago and finally posted on it in Dec. One of the best card pulls I ever had. Scrape is being hit everyday. The licking branch is destroyed. We had a serious second rut from the 1/5-1/10. Six different bucks cruising on 1/6 within 40 minutes of one another. it was crazy. All daytime pictures as well.
Montani Semper Liberi
Instagram @formationoutdoors


  • Advertisement

Return to “Deer Hunting”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Applebot, Hookslinger, YandexBot and 17 guests