Making a fake scrape has worked deer hunting this year...


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December 1, 2008, 10:55 PM
Using fake scrapes was not previously part of my deer hunting routine, but I am reading a book by Peter Fiduccia that recommends it. At mid-day a couple weeks ago I used a yard rake to clear a spot underneath an overhanging tree limb about 50 yards from one of my ladder stands. I put some doe pee on the ground and on the limb. Didn't really make sense to put any on the limb, but I did anyway.

I hunted that stand the same afternoon, and thru my binocs watched a small doe go to the "scrape", smell the ground, smell the branch, then lower her rear end about 8 or 10 inches. I assume she was peeing, but could not tell that for sure.

The next afternoon I hunted that stand again and two bucks came from behind me, and started feeding on acorns. This is why I have the stand at that particular site. One of them then went to the fake scrape, smelled the ground, and started gnawing on the tip of the limb. I shot him, a 4 pointer.

Over the next several days I checked the scrape and added deer pee, and saw tracks in the dirt. This past Fri I hunted that stand again and a small buck came straight to it, sniffed it, etc., hung around for a minute or two, then walked off. I think this technique really works, is easy to do, and thought I'd share it with you guys/gals. Good luck in your deer seasons!

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