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ultimate scrape dripper......

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so heres a question for ya all, does anybody ever use this scrape dripper at all?? i saw it in the store and i bought one, ive talked to some people already about it and they said not to set that out yet. i went around there words and i put it out for 7 days went back to check it today and there was tons of action around it. but i want to know your feed back about the whole thing. thanks a bunch!

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jbtwins24,

I have not used one personally but have had friends who had. They have nothing but good things to say but they emphasize scent control (rubber boots and rubber gloves) when settting them up and having an overhead branch. You can even make one by lashing a branch out over the scrape. You probably will see action this early but it will really heat up about two weeks before the rut (mid-Oct. thru week before gun season). By the way, I see that your from Rushford. I grew up in Lanesboro ('78 to '98)and still hunt there frequently. Good to see a Certified Bluff Country Whitetail Nut on the this site! Hope all goes well for you down there. I am sure it will.

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rubber gloves and rubber boots when you use a dripper...this time a year is a good time to start....the younger bucks will start to work them and the doe's will use them too.....which is great to get a couple of deers scent in there....I've found once they start using your scrape don't refill your dripper, let the deer keep it going.

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Question --

I am hunting in a new area this year and it is all tall grassy and marshy land. You never see "scrapes" around there you see rubs but not true scrapes. Will it work without having a scrape? Just put it on a tree and let them stop by?

How close should I go to my stand?

Thanks

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Try it and see. I put mine about 15-20 yards from my stand (and right on a trail) and have had deer stop at it in past seasons to check it out. All you need them to do is to stop for a second to make your shot.

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Like FarBeyond Pantera dude stated, just make sure the tree has a suitable licking branch - if not provide one. A length of maple branch with several smaller branches at it end works well, put er about 5.5 ft off the ground.

Gonna get mine out in another week or so. Later.

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heres what i did, ive made a mock scrape and put the dripper above it. i just checked mine today and theres alot more buck movement around the area and there was another huge scrape that a buck made just a foot to the right of my mock scrape. im going to be hunting that this weekend to see whos been coming aorund. you could also put it on a scrape thats already there, but its just way better to put a mock scrape there. i would put your stand with in 30 yards of it, maybe im wrong to do that not really sure but ill see if it works. good luck!

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i've also been thinking about picking one up, my ? is do u guys use the scent that comes with it for early season or do u use another liquid scent untill the rut hits?

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i used the scent that it comes with first but if thats not working ill switch to something else. but i have no problem with the scent it comes with. it will work in the pre rut and im guessing the rut. all i can say is that the scent is working well now and who knows about the scent when the rut starts.

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Hey guys! Just thought I would throw this out there. It seems like a lot of hunters (me too for a while) hunt scrapes during the rut. This may not be the best time. Usually the deer are more scrape active in the pre-rut. The bucks are always checking for that first "hot" doe. It seems like the deer are actually chasing during the rut and spending less time checking scrapes. Have you guys noticed this?

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Ok -- so you are supposed to hang it from a branch five feet off the ground or it is supposed to drip on a branch? Isn't it supposed to drip on the gound?

Do you guys think it will work dripping on wet grass/marsh?

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You clear an area on the ground underneath the overhead branch. Be sure to clear it down to the dirt and rough it up a little. The dripper will put scent onto the cleared ground. Deer will eventually find the mock scrape and work the ground up even more. The overhead branch is also called a licking branch. Deer will lick the branch and also rub their infraorbital glands on it. Buck will sometimes do this very aggressively.

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Gotcha.

So does the drip bag go above the lick branch or on the lick branch?

Thanks

Hitman

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I'd put it about a few feet above the lick branch.

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I agree with Chucker34. Make sure its on a pretty stout branch in case you run into one of those more aggressive scrapers. It stinks (not in a good way!) when you find your dripper laying in the scrape.

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bought one tonight, hoping to set it out either tomorrow or thursday. i will have my trail cam next to it, hopefully i will get some good pics to share.

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you know ive questioned that ever since i first bought one and i can say im glad that ive bought one. im going to plan in getting two more also. so i would go out and get yourself one and good luck with it!

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We have used them in the past, but never correctly.. Glad to get the info from you guys.

When I put the bag above the lick stick should I squirt some on the ground and on the nibble stick?

I know that sounds gross -- wink.gifgrin.gif

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Put the scrape dripper up last sunday. Had a gray fox come into it the first night. Rolled around in it for about 5 minutes. Then Friday night I had a Possum come and do the same thing. No deer yet. Thinking of moving it. I dont know if there scents will affect it or not. I'm giving it a couple more nights then I'm going to move it.

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