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Melissa Bachman

Manage Early Season Scrapes to Your Advantage


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Many scrapes are done during the night…during the time when it is not legal to hunt. However, you can manage early seasons scrapes to your advantage. Come along on this video blog from Winchester Deadly Passion’s Melissa Bachman and learn how to set mock scrapes to increase daytime buck activity.

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Grant Woods

Pay Attention To Overhanging Limbs


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The majority of does throughout much of the whitetail’s range have been bred. Some does simply become receptive later, some didn’t conceive during their first cycle and some female fawns are just now becoming mature enough to be receptive. The combination of these circumstances means competition for receptive does during early December can be high […]

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Grant Woods

Scrapes Do Not Mark Territories


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I frequently hear comments about bucks defending their territory and that bucks make/use scrapes to mark the boundaries of their territory. Bucks don’t defend territories or their home range like coyotes, bobcats and other predators! About the only territory bucks defend is a very small circumference around a receptive doe. Thus the area they will […]

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Grant Woods

How To Best Hunt Scrapes


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Places near scrapes can be great stand locations during the right stage of the rut. Throughout most of the whitetail’s range bucks use scrapes the most during mid to late October and very early November. This is two to three weeks before most does are receptive. Check out this video. This buck is freshening a […]

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Grant Woods

Overhanging Limbs


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Deer scrapes consist of an area on the ground where deer paw away all debris and expose the soil under an overhanging limb. Deer commonly urinate and defecate on the exposed dirt in the scrape. These are very visual signs that are easily seen. The overhanding limb is also a significant part of “scrape communication” […]

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