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Multiple bucks on scrapes
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Contributors to this thread:
Cazador 28-Oct-22
Cazador 28-Oct-22
greg simon 28-Oct-22
deerhunter72 28-Oct-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 28-Oct-22
Cazador 28-Oct-22
sitO 28-Oct-22
Cazador 28-Oct-22
Cazador 28-Oct-22
t-roy 28-Oct-22
Cazador 28-Oct-22
Cazador 28-Oct-22
Cazador 28-Oct-22
Cazador 28-Oct-22
Cazador 28-Oct-22
RT 29-Oct-22
EmbryOklahoma 29-Oct-22
pav 29-Oct-22
woodguy65 29-Oct-22
Old School 29-Oct-22
M.Pauls 29-Oct-22
Cazador 29-Oct-22
Grey Ghost 29-Oct-22
Cazador 13-Nov-22
craigmcalvey 13-Nov-22
Zbone 14-Nov-22
sitO 14-Nov-22
Nick Muche 15-Nov-22
Treeline 15-Nov-22
RT 24-Nov-22
Huntiam 25-Nov-22
Scoot 25-Nov-22
Huntiam 25-Nov-22
From: Cazador
28-Oct-22
A couple years back, I got permission on a property that has the habitat I really like hunting. I ended up shooting a buck that year pretty early in the AM. Shortly after I noticed a scrape under a small tree that was worn out and got better through November.

Fast forward, I sat that spot one time last year, and shot another buck right at first light this time he was standing in the scape when I got him. I came back at the end of November and the scape/scrapes and branches above it were absolutely crushed.

So, I took the plunge and picked up a trail camera ( Crossed over to the dark side) and placed it there early October as the scrapes were already opened. What I'm seeing is simply incredible, I have multiple bucks on the scape at the same time. The most has been 4 bucks at a time, and many times 2-3 bucks are standing around sparring etc. The amount of time deer are spending around these scrapes and tree is simply amazing.

Has anyone seen this kind of behavior?

From: Cazador
28-Oct-22

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Example of scrape area

From: greg simon
28-Oct-22
The elusive “Hub Scrape”. I’ve never seen that type of activity at a scrape. Sounds like you are taking full advantage of it. Good job!!!

From: deerhunter72
28-Oct-22
That’s a huge scrape! I routinely get pics of bucks using the same scrape, but not at the same time.

28-Oct-22
Big community scrape. That’s awesome!!!! I’ve had (2) young ones come to a scrape and spar and play around but nothing like that!

From: Cazador
28-Oct-22
Another interesting point is some of these bucks are on the scrape for over 30-45 minutes or more. Then you will see doe after doe hanging out as well. As mentioned, this is the first year I have ever used a camera, but the scrapes have been huge the last couple years so I'm starting to believe the same thing was going on the previous years.

From: sitO
28-Oct-22
Put the camera on video mode and show us, I've seen bunches at the same scrape...but can't remember multiple bucks at once. I'd really like to see something like that!

From: Cazador
28-Oct-22

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Check this does out

From: Cazador
28-Oct-22

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@ Sitio, now you have.

From: t-roy
28-Oct-22
Community scrape. In good spot, there will be a scrape there year after year. Excellent place for a trailcam.

From: Cazador
28-Oct-22

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I assume this is a good thing ha!

From: Cazador
28-Oct-22

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Group of does in and out running all over.

From: Cazador
28-Oct-22

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One duplicate buck two others

From: Cazador
28-Oct-22

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Three here only two visible

From: Cazador
28-Oct-22
@ Sitio, that's pretty cool. I don't know if you noticed, but on your vid right at the end there were two bucks on the scrape.

From: RT
29-Oct-22
Nice pics.

Yesterday I was in the stand taking advantage of this nice little cold snap. I was looking to get a doe on my list B tag. The big, old doe I shot checked a licking branch 15 yards away. There was no scrape yet, just the branch. After this rifle split is done I hope to see some scrape activity under that branch. Fun stuff.

29-Oct-22
You’ve found the Caligula of deer scrapes Caz. :)

From: pav
29-Oct-22
Same results here as sitO, we put multiple trail cams on scrapes every year beginning early October through the rut. May get a couple yearlings visiting the scrapes at the same time, but even that's not common. Last year, we had five shooter bucks visit the same scrape during an eight hour period ( second week of November), but none of the five were there at the same time...at least not that we could see. Obviously, there was a hot doe in the area. Strange thing was...four of the five bucks had not been caught on our cameras previously.

From: woodguy65
29-Oct-22

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I got 5 bucks in this pic - actually 6, there’s one more to left but I cropped the pic. (41 acre Illinois farm).

From: Old School
29-Oct-22
Interesting - that’s quite the spot. Be great to just sit the stand for a day and watch all the activity live.

From: M.Pauls
29-Oct-22
Caz, are you getting much for daytime buck activity on it?

From: Cazador
29-Oct-22
@ M. Pauls, the does, yes, a ton. The AM I sat it this year I had two small bucks come through who have been on the scrape with the bigger ones but they didn't show. A lot of the action right now is up until 5am or so. Gets light enough to shoot at 6:45.

In saying that, I had a pretty nice buck come though on it in the afternoon, 2 hours before dark and those smaller bucks above but the does all AM as well as afternoon.

Also, the stand wasn't set there to cover the scape, it has better features but being it's only 20 yds away and last years buck was standing right in it when I shot him, I can't say it's a negative. But if we're speaking of negatives, I won't be able to hunt until the 10th of November.

From: Grey Ghost
29-Oct-22
In my area, the Mule deer bucks travel in bachelor groups right up until pre-rut, which is about now. I often see multiple bucks in the same "gathering" spots. For whatever reason, those spots are like their local bar and grill. They do a bunch of rubbing and sparring in those spots. They do leave scrapes, too, but not as commonly as whitetails.

Matt

From: Cazador
13-Nov-22

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FYI I don’t shoot pink Fletching!
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FYI I don’t shoot pink Fletching!

From: craigmcalvey
13-Nov-22
Cazador is this a shot from this year?? Don’t leave us hanging!

From: Zbone
14-Nov-22
My opinion seems If a scrape is in the right place, say at the corner of a field just outside cover, doesn't matter what buck first opens it, it'll likely turn into a community scrape most or all bucks in the area will hit if in the right place, it's those hub scrapes found in cover of a rutting area that trails are made to the scrape like spokes on a wheel that are hard to come by, and some of the ones I found are hit anytime of day pretty much all day during peak rut...

From: sitO
14-Nov-22
So did you find an arrow with pink fletchings? Confused.

From: Nick Muche
15-Nov-22
Soaked in blood, very nice!

From: Treeline
15-Nov-22
Sweet!

From: RT
24-Nov-22
Poked a hole in something

From: Huntiam
25-Nov-22
I open many previous yrs scrapes and piss in them ever oct ..studs on cam before November ever yr

From: Scoot
25-Nov-22
Cmon Caz, spill the tea!!! What'd ya shoot?!?!?

From: Huntiam
25-Nov-22
I open many previous yrs scrapes and piss in them ever oct ..studs on cam before November ever yr

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