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07-26-2011, 09:56 AM
I love setting up my Cuddebacks over my mock scrapes. Even though almost all my pics are from nighttime visits, it still lets me know whats running around on the property.15

08-01-2011, 10:48 AM
i start mock scrapes as soon as velvet is shed and it works very well to gain inventory of what bucks are in the area, i have found deer use licking branches all year

08-24-2011, 08:08 PM
i read that bucks will visit scrapes from the previous year all through the summer months, they use their orbital gland to leave a scent and see what other deer are around...i bought some of this gland lure(kind of expensive) and the first night i had it out i already had a buck sniffing it

08-25-2011, 09:17 AM
What do you use for scents, while making the mock scrapes? I've never made one, so I would like to try it.

08-25-2011, 10:42 AM
I use Active scrape from Wildlife Research. bearman

08-25-2011, 02:02 PM
325Enjoy put'n the cam over a scrape makes for some good pics!

08-25-2011, 02:13 PM
People at home think I'm crazy and don't beleive me about how I get a lot of my pictures on scrapes, but I'll urinate in the scrape or use new car smell from the auto store! I don't know what it is about it, but I've got'n pictures and video of some big deer coming and check'n it out and then they'll fresh'n it up.

08-25-2011, 02:22 PM
326327328Here are a few that I've got'n off the scrapes I've freshened up!

08-25-2011, 04:15 PM
I have heard of people making mock scrapes with their own urine before, sounds crazy but i guess it works.

08-25-2011, 04:23 PM
I was skeptical at first but I tell ya so far its the best thing you can do to get pictures when the deer start make'n em. The new car smell spray was also mind blow'n because it just seems to go against what we are all brought to believe when it comes to scents. I mean don't get me wrong... I do everything possibly know to man to keep my scent down, but I tried these tactics in areas I only shed hunt in and I was amazed at the results I got.

09-08-2011, 07:54 PM
People at home think I'm crazy and don't beleive me about how I get a lot of my pictures on scrapes, but I'll urinate in the scrape or use new car smell from the auto store! I don't know what it is about it, but I've got'n pictures and video of some big deer coming and check'n it out and then they'll fresh'n it up.

I have had luck with this too. I only tried it because I read about another guy doing it with success in a book I have. I figured it worked for him why not try it.

09-15-2011, 09:46 AM
Do u urinate on the branch or on the ground? :)

10-14-2011, 07:15 AM
You do it on the scape not the licking branch.

10-31-2011, 05:45 PM
Here are some pics from a mock scrape that I started up last week using my Attack IR. They might not be big, but it's a start. enjoy.577578579580

11-21-2011, 09:04 AM
660661657658659Here are a few new one's,enjoy.

12-17-2011, 12:16 PM
I've always had great luck with mock scrapes.I'm in my stand in the top right corner of this photo,while a 4pt,is checking out the scrape.




12-18-2011, 07:05 AM
Nice pics. Shedster, hopefully next year I'll have better pics. The bucks up by me were real late this year. All the neighbors said the same thing, no scrapes or rubs. Good luck

12-18-2011, 12:26 PM
Thanks Bear!

Our Muzzleloader season ends Tuesday,so I'll be putting the cams back out for the winter soon.

Here's a couple more for ya.




12-19-2011, 05:11 AM
I see you use the scent dispencer, I use to use them but the scent would always freeze up in mine, so now I use the droptime model made by ****** and haven't had any issue's with freeze up any more.

12-19-2011, 06:49 PM
This is the first year I've used one.So far haven't had any issues,but then again this has been a pretty mild winter.


01-07-2012, 06:42 PM
a few years ago we had a primary scrape on our property where I could put my camera out. Over the course of a year I got over 20 different bucks including some real bruisers. I'm not sure that we ever shot a single one of the deer that were caught on film, but it sure got our hopes up! Another thing to note, hardly any does came to the scrape location and if they did I never got many pictures of them 'at' the scrape. That winter a huge tree fell and changed the travel pattern and the scrape went dead... I'm still looking for another similar one. Maybe I should try and mock one up!


01-03-2013, 05:06 PM
True story.....I have a few very nice scrapes along a field on our property. I decided to try a scrape dripper over a mock scrape. I did so and let it drip out over the course of two weeks with no attention from what I could tell from the bucks working the active scrapes. I applied a Code Blue Grave Digger Mock Scrape pack to the mock scrape...nothing still. Just this past week I got out of my stand on the way out of the woods and urinated in the mock scrape. Acouple of days later I check the mock scrape and low and behold I have some activity. It doesn't make any sense (given all our efforts to mask our human odor in the woods) but I guess there is something to this. It's crazy.

01-06-2013, 08:59 AM
In 2011 I found couple scraps and put the camera on a camera stand out in the open pointed at the scrape. Got one picture and after that everything stayed away. This past season I stood on the back of my UTV and hung the camera up high pointed down. Worked like a charm, got lots of nice pictures and the deer never seemed to notice the camera. Since then when ever I use the camera stands I try to blend them into small trees or bushes so the camera will not stand out too much.

12-22-2013, 12:32 PM
I added a branch and got some more active photos of them at the scrapes


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12-22-2013, 01:01 PM
I got the same amount of activity with out the branch as I did with it just had more interactive photos with the branch.


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12-24-2013, 04:20 PM
Some great action at the scrape jt.