"fringe" scrapes are areas where you can go to check your cameras without disrupting the bedding areas or leaving too much of a scent trail... in farm country = field edge scrape, in hills a logging road where humans frequently are smelled or travel, the outside edge of a thick bedding area that again you can access frequently without blowing deer out, marsh = feeding area (oak island or crop field) access without crossing trails the buck uses to get there or areas you plan to hunt... the areas that you frequently cross to check the camera should be a "dead zone" or areas you don't plan to hunt anyway
I also do this on a newly acquired properties to me... I usually have a buck or two picked out from the year before to go after so if I get on new ground all I do is cam scout in the 1st year... unless a true gagger shows up on summer inventory! I have had a few farmers look at me funny when all I do for the 1st year is drive in and check cameras and leave
Every property you hunt there is a process to learning it... with multiple cameras you can learn it much faster with this method. Plus you can hunt one buck while setting yourself up for the next one... sometime the intel you gain is red hot (like the buck above, I believe I could have killed him as I had a tag for the area) and if you want to you can move on it. That is why keeping the access smart is a critical part of the camera placement.
The off limit areas for cameras are only when I tagged out or have no clue with property or don't have the time to hunt it (too far, etc)... I look for classic buck areas.. down wind perpendicular trails to thick bedding, thick cover heading to food source (can be brushy, tall grass, overgrown fence row), rub lines, scrape lines in thick cover, classic funnels = saddles, inside corners, spider webs, thick transitions, benches, hogs backs coming out of thick valleys... I'm trying to capture the bucks in daylight travel. Once you find these areas they usually produce year after year. Like other good hunters on this forum have discussed, I'm trying to build a portfolio of stand sites so that I have so many options I never run out through the course of a year. It takes time to do it, but once you got 15+ hot sites it is a lot of fun. When you sit these spots you know the odds are high you will see deer and hopefully the 1 you are after
"When a hunter is in a tree stand with high moral values, with the proper hunting ethics and richer for the experience, that hunter is 20 feet closer to God." Fred Bear