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Pay Attention To Overhanging Limbs by Grant Woods


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Therefore it’s important to remember when scouting during this time of year that the overhanging limb is more important to scrapes than the ground portion. The scrape in this video is a good example. It would appear based on the ground portion that this scrape is totally inactive. Hunters that walked by and assumed that […]

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Scrapes Do Not Mark Territories by Grant Woods


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Another indicator that bucks don’t establish and/or maintain scrapes to mark territories is that all ages and genders of deer actively use scrapes. Check out this video of a six month old male fawn aggressively marking this scrape. He shows no fear from detecting which deer has already marked the scrape or who may be […]

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How To Best Hunt Scrapes by Grant Woods


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Hence, if you see or know bucks are actively chasing does where you hunt, then focus on travel corridors and bedding areas versus stands located by individual scrapes. Bucks will again focus on tending scrapes after most does have been bred, but with less intensity and there will be fewer bucks due to harvest and […]

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Overhanging Limbs by Grant Woods


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The overhanging limb on well used scrapes may appear a bit tattered, but noting that’s striking. That’s because deer primarily use the overhanging limb to deposit and/or detect pheromones. Pheromone is a fancy word that simply means: A chemical substance that is usually produced by an animal and serves especially as a stimulus to other […]

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