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Dark Wing

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Deer scrapes
« on: September 26, 2011, 06:31:33 PM »
Has anyone tried freshening up a scrape with the dirt from another scrape. I walk my dogs around the outskirts of my home town during the pre rut and come upon numerous scapes. I was thinking of collecting the dirt in a zip loc baggy and dumping it's contents on scrapes around my stand sites. I think it will drive them nuts, your thoughts.

wildmeat

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Re: Deer scrapes
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 11:29:18 PM »
logic defines that by all means it should... as long as it isnt contaminated . it would be quite hard to bag an uncontaminated sample tho.... everything you have used to transport the dirt would be contaminated with human scent

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Re: Deer scrapes
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 04:18:23 PM »
logic defines that by all means it should... as long as it isnt contaminated . it would be quite hard to bag an uncontaminated sample tho.... everything you have used to transport the dirt would be contaminated with human scent

Good point, maybe I'll try using a spade and an ice cream bucket that was soaked in water and baking soda to collect my samples. I work with a guy who said his buddy would build mock scrapes next to an active scrape and it would bring in the bucks.

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Re: Deer scrapes
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 08:45:55 PM »
I've never had much luck hunting the scrapes as it seems the bucks using them are pretty nocturnal. I would be interested in hearing how your "experiment" turns out. Good luck!

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Re: Deer scrapes
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 09:02:02 PM »
im intrigued as well... keep us posted... you never know bud !?!?!