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MOCK SCRAPES

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Does anyone work mock scrapes? I started one last week and hung a dripper above it. I made it about 4' by 4'. I put it in the woods a couple feet off the main trail. This dripper bag is supposed to drip daytime or when the temp changes. Has anyone had any luck with these things? Also would a person make several of these scrapes in an area of about (12 acres of woods and 8 acres of swamp).Would he put other bags up? Also have I started to early? grin.gifgrin.gif

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They do work. I used one last year for the first time. Had a decent eight come into it several times. Just make sure to really watch your scent. I would make them within range of any stand locations that you have set up. As far as to early, we found scrapes 3 weeks ago already, and we put a camera up and multiple bucks are using them.

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I haven't seen any scrapes in the woods yet but I do know that they work well. I saw a take off of a mock scrape while scouting this past weekend. I had found an area where a bowhunter had made a mock trail coming out of a swamp. He/she had created a trail for about 50 feet coming out of a swamp. He/she had raked a trail about a foot wide. There were all kinds of tracks and droppings on the trail. I had never seen this but it looks like it will work and I will definately experiment with it this year. Anyone else ever make mock trails?

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I made a trail through the brush to a new stand I put out a month ago and the deer have started using it. The last two times I have went out there to check a camera there is fresh poop on the trail.

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for alot of years i hunted with a guy on his timber. he would cut trails thru the woods to cut trees for fire wood, and then mow them in the sumer . the deer loved these! a deer is like us, and will usually take the easiest way to get some where! i have also brushed in a trail, and make a new one to shift the deer into range of a stand. del

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Ive had luck with mock scrapes but like "real" scrapes, they are mostly visited at night. I have seen an active scrape used by a big buck in daylight after heavy rains!!! If you get a bunch of rain,get to you stand right away, a hog will often get to his scrapes and reactivate them asap!! Mid to late October is best before they find does. Still its rare to see a big one in the day!

A pointer.... I f you find a nice scrape "away from your area", bag up the dirt in a zip lock and re-use the naturaly scented dirt in your mock! Often times I will go to public land to find scrapes I can "steal" from to bring the scent of other bucks to my area! It drives them wild! grin.gifOtherwise freeze it till you need it.

Also with a metal rake you can open a scrape site in tall grass where the deer the deer typically wont scrape through, once the deer start in on it they will often keep it open for years.

Heres a pic of "Tripod", a buck I didnt know about until he couldnt resist my MOCK SCRAPE!

TripodNov.jpg

Let me know if any of this works for you? It has for me!

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Good stuff. Some of those bucks are pretty tricky, so lets out trick the trickster. laugh.gif

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Whats wrong with his right rear leg?

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What leg??? grin.gif He doesnt have one.... thats why his left antler is goofed up!! Cool huh....

Hence the name... "Tripod" wink.gifgrin.gif

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Good one! I like the nickname! If it were a doe would you call her Ilene or Peg? wink.gif

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slimngrizzly

I love the dirt trick. I thought that I has heard them all but not this one. I will be trying this trick this fall.

Thanks. Great tip. smile.gif

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Just wondering what scents everyone uses in their mock scrapes. I'd like to do more of that but would like to find out which products seem to be most effective as there is so many out there.

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I would try the trick of using the dirt from natural scrapes. One cannot get a more natural scent for a scrape.

This fall I will be moving scrape dirt from one buck area to another.

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Yes, it only makes "scents" grin.gif What better scent out there that that of multiple real bucks from another area!

Im currious to see how it works for you!

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