Mock scrapes are commonly used by deer hunters as a way to attract and fool deer into thinking another deer has marked the area. A mock scrape is easy to make and can be a deadly tool if used correctly. Here are a few tips on how to make a mock scrape.
1. What is a mock scrape?
A mock scrape is a man-made version of the natural scrapes that bucks create.
2. Why make a mock scrape?
Mock scrapes can be used to deer hunt because they attract deer to the area, specifically bucks.
3. How to make a mock scrape?
To make a mock scrape, you will need a few supplies. First, clear an area of leaves and sticks. Next, use a shovel or your hands to scrape away the top layer of soil to reveal the darker soil beneath. Finally, add a lure or scent to the scrape.
4. What type of lure or scent to use?
There are many commercial lures and scents available specifically for mock scrapes. You can also use doe urine, which is readily available at hunting stores.
5. How often to check your mock scrape?
You should check your mock scrape every few days to see if any deer have visited. You can tell if a deer has visited by the tracks and droppings left behind.
How do you make an effective mock scrape?
There are six key factors that will increase your success rate with mock scrapes. First, you must be completely scent free. Second, the mock scrape should be big or go home. Third, choose an optimal location. Fourth, hide the trail camera. Fifth, provide a licking branch. Sixth, relieve yourself before you go. By following these key factors, you will be sure tosuccessfully attract deer to your mock scrape.
A deer rub is a great way to attract deer to your property. You can create one simply by trimming lower branches or tying a branch onto a tree or even a T post. Even if deer don’t scrape under it, they may use it to deposit scent from their forehead and infraorbital glands.
What time of year should I make a mock scrape
Mock scrapes can be a great tool to use during the pre-rut phase of the breeding season. This is when most bucks break from their bachelor groups and begin cruising for doe. Increased activity can mean more traffic and more interest from passing bucks. Using mock scrapes can help you to take advantage of this increased activity and interest, and can help you to pattern bucks in your area.
When creating a mock scrape, it is important to use scents that will attract deer instead of human odor. By using rubber boots and avoiding contact with the licking branch or ground scrape, you can help to keep your mock scrape smelling inviting to deer.
Do Bucks come to mock scrapes?
Mock scrapes are a great way to attract bucks and get them close enough for a shot. The best results come from making a series of mock scrapes and using Magnum Scrape Drippers over them. This creates a “fake scrape line” that will entice bucks into the area and keep them there longer.
Bucks will work prime licking branches 365 days a year with 80% of scraping behavior in the North occurring from mid-October to mid-November. This allows bucks to remove the velvet from their antlers prior to the start of the rut.
Is it better to hunt scrapes or rubs?
As noted by deer experts, scrapes can attract deer and influence their behavior. However, rubs are a much more effective signpost for deer. Bucks make rubs to show dominance, which is why mature bucks usually make the most and biggest rubs each season.
As mentioned above, I like to space my mock scrapes no closer than 30 yds apart. This is because I want each scrape to look as natural as possible, and having them too close together can make them look fake. In addition, I make my mock scrapes the same size as a natural scrape. This way, deer will be more likely to visit the scrape, thinking it is a real one.
Does making mock scrapes work
Most of all, don’t expect to do much good over a mock scrape during the peak rut. It’s a common mistake to think these will see any action when does are entering peak estrus. Mock and real scrapes are more effective during the pre-rut, early rut, and post-rut.
Pre-season scouting and early season hunting can have a negative impact on later season hunting. If you wait until the first or second day of the season to start hunting, most of the mature bucks will already be nocturnal and you won’t have much success. I would advise against hunting a scrape area after the first two days of the season.
What time of day do bucks check scrapes?
According to wildlife researchers, the vast majority of scraping activity (nearly 85 percent) takes place at night. Therefore, hunting directly over a scrape may not be the best strategy during early November if your goal is to catch a glimpse of that buck you’ve been getting on your trail-camera.
It is important to target the right area when creating a mock scrape. This means paying attention to scrapes that are made closer to areas like bedding areas and secure travel routes. By placing a mock scrape in an area where a big buck is already claiming it as his own, you can move into this area and make it seem as though another big buck is invading his territory. This can be an effective way to get the buck to come to you, giving you a better chance of a successful hunt.
Should I put doe urine in a scrape
Deer are attracted to the smell of soil as is, but if you want to up the attraction factor, pour some buck or doe urine, or scrape starter into it. This will create an exceptional trail camera site, as bucks will continue to check the scrape every time they pass by or are in the area.
A mock scrape is a great way to attract deer to your hunting area. By making a small deposit of scent at the scrape, you can draws the curiosity of the local deer herd. It is important to freshen the scrape once a week, but this isn’t always possible or cost feasible. Two products in the Tink’s lineup can help prolong a mock scrape’s effectiveness.
Do Bucks return to rubs?
Most rubs are never visited again by the bucks that made them. However, some rubs are a little more special and are visited by multiple bucks and even does. Deer even visit these unique rubs across multiple years.
A scrape is a spot where a deer has rubbed its antlers on a tree, leaving behind hair and scent. These spots are often used as meeting places or rubbing sites by multiple deer, and bucks will often visit them after dark during the rutting season. However, a buck may also ignore a scrape altogether during the peak of the rut, which can be determined by the lack of scraping activity.
How do you attract a buck to a scrape
A mock scrape is a great way to attract deer to your hunting area. To create a mock scrape, find a sturdy stick and clear away any debris from the area. Then, use a heat-activated scent dripper to add scent to the scrape. This will help condition a buck to show up during legal light and spend more time in the area.
A primary scrape is a large area, at least 3 by 3 feet, made by a buck in an area where he feels comfortable and secure breeding with a doe. A primary scrape is always made under an overhanging branch that is about 5 feet from the ground. The overhanging branch provides the buck with a sense of security and privacy while he urinates in the scrape to mark his territory.
A mock scrape is an area of ground that deer have excavated with their hooves and then urinated on. To make a mock scrape, start by finding an area where deer regularly travel. Then, use a tool, like a stick or your boot, to scrape away the leaves and debris from an area about the size of a dinner plate. Finally, urinate in the scrape to attract deer.
A mock scrape can be an effective tool for deer hunting. By imitating the natural scraping behavior of deer, you can attract them to your hunting area. To make a mock scrape, start by clearing a small area of leaves and debris. Then, use a shovel or your hands to create a small hollow in the ground. Next, place a piece of deer urine-soaked cloth or an attractant in the hollow. Finally, cover the area with leaves or branches to conceal it. By following these steps, you can create a mock scrape that will attract deer and improve your chances of success on your next hunt.