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Question by OutdoorKid24. Uploaded on November 19, 2010
Clear an area, with your boot, preferabley under a low hanging branch, often refered to by hunters as a licking branch, same size as a dinner plate or little bigger using the heel of your boot loosen the soil a bit and dribble some doe estrus 5-6 drops should be all you need on the "mock scrape" visiting bucks will urinate in the scrape and often rub thier forhead ( pre orbital glands) on the branch. I also get a stick of deer herd in a stick, looks like a deorderant bar and rub that on the low hanging branch makes it smell like a deer. Hope this is useful.
rubber boots, gloves to start. find a funnel or transition zone between feed and bedding area then clear the leaves and stuff away with a stick. Then loosen the dirt below a licking branch and put a few drops of doe estrous or doe urine in it and set up. Set up down wind about 40 yds and wait for the shooter to come by.
Look for other scrapes, and find out what kind of trees the bucks like to scrape under. Be sure you put it near other scrapes, as the deer won't show up if there were never any there. Generally, the bigger the scrape, the bigger the buck. Full scent protection is a must! Find a tree in a prime travel location that is the same species as all the other scraped under trees. Find a stick about as big around as a deer's hoof. Scrape all leaves and weed roots out of the way, and go at it hard. Clear an area about as big as a car hood, or about 3 by 4 feet. In the pre rut, use buck urine, in the rut or post rut use estrous, although your best chance is in the pre rut. For the most activity, use a scent dripper. If you choose to, spray scent away on the dripper and in the area.
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