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Scrapes in Spring still active.

Unread postby Tennhunter3 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:28 am

I found a scrape that looked fresh in February in a area I had never hunted. The bedding area is 70 yards from the scrape can almost see the scrape from it. Today 7 weeks later I pulled the cam.

I had 5 different bucks visit the scrape. A group of 2 and a different group of 3. On March 7th one still had 3 points on his right beam all the others had already shed.

They all worked a licking branch above the active scrape. And urinated in the scrape. This for sure confirms some scrapes are used year round.

All sightings were afternoon and right before dark. I had no nighttime pics at all of deer. The strangest thing is all came from the direction opposite of bedding anyone have a clue why this is the case?

It took 2 days for the buck group to revisit the scrape after a coyote visited it on Febuary 19th.

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Re: Scrapes in Spring still active.

Unread postby muddy » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:21 am

I have grape vines hanging over old scrapes... does and bucks use them as scent posts year round. It's pretty cool .
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Re: Scrapes in Spring still active.

Unread postby Ghost Hunter » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:38 am

I have noticed community scrapes opened in July with a decent temperature drop.
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Unread postby thepennsylvanian » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:57 am

I've heard & read that major scrapes will get used all year long by the most dominant bucks... i believe this was Bill Vale's book that I read it in, i can't recall wh ed re exactly I've heard it but i have heard it more then once. I've never personally seen this though.
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Re: Scrapes in Spring still active.

Unread postby hoyt31786 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:32 pm

Ive seen them work licking branches all yr long !

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