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#3040209 - 11/19/12 10:55 AM Licking Branches and Scrapes
Dsmartin311
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Sunday I decided to hunt a strip of woods that borders a big bean field (Beans finally were taken out on Friday!) and a Hay field. I found a series of licking branches and scrapes on the edge of the bean field and set up about 50 yds into the woods. I watched 4 small bucks hit each of the licking branches and scrapes from 8 AM til 11:30 before the wind switched up on me.

Have you guys had success during the pre-rut and rut hunting these types of primary scrapes?

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#3040217 - 11/19/12 10:59 AM Re: Licking Branches and Scrapes [Re: Dsmartin311]
catman529
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haven't really hunted em, I have heard mixed results on here. I prefer the big rub lines since I started hunting one, on friday saw 2 older bucks and shot one of them in the rub line. Maybe beginners luck but they say a concentration of rubs is worth hunting.
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#3040225 - 11/19/12 11:02 AM Re: Licking Branches and Scrapes [Re: catman529]
Dsmartin311
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Means a lot coming from a deer dropping fella like yourself Catman
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#3040246 - 11/19/12 11:08 AM Re: Licking Branches and Scrapes [Re: Dsmartin311]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Dsmartin311
Means a lot coming from a deer dropping fella like yourself Catman
naw just remember what i said "beginners luck" could be a big factor besides hunting low-pressured private land deer. I have been fortunate
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#3040519 - 11/19/12 01:20 PM Re: Licking Branches and Scrapes [Re: catman529]
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#1- They are not primary scrapes. There is no such thing. That is a term outdoor writers came up with years ago. There are only two types of scrapes: The ones that get "worked" and the ones that don't.

#2-Seldom will a mature buck come right to a scrape in daylight. Usually they are scent checked from some distance downwind. It will happen but not often. Great for the young guys and does, though.
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#3040576 - 11/19/12 01:56 PM Re: Licking Branches and Scrapes [Re: bowriter]
Dsmartin311
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Great for the young guys and does, though.


Guess that's why I saw so many lil guys wearing them out

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#3040631 - 11/19/12 02:36 PM Re: Licking Branches and Scrapes [Re: Dsmartin311]
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Great post bowriter.


Dsmartin311,

Most older buck visits to scrapes occur at night, no matter where the scrape is located.
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#3040671 - 11/19/12 03:08 PM Re: Licking Branches and Scrapes [Re: BSK]
Dsmartin311
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Appreciate all the info guys
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