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#3390563 - 10/06/13 07:46 PM Early scrapes
RobbyW
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I used the rain to take a long way to my stand this afternoon. Hoping it made everything quieter and with less scent. Anyways I walked down a very old logging road. Came across 3 scrapes. They were 30-50 yards a part following the road. I read that 80% of scrapes are worked at night so thy aren't a guarantee, but wouldn't it make sense that this old logging road and scrape line are a highly used trail? Would hunting it now hurt, or should I leave until closer to the rut? Is it not a little early too? These were fresh and cleaned out recently.
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#3390583 - 10/06/13 07:50 PM Re: Early scrapes [Re: RobbyW]
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#3391070 - 10/07/13 06:06 AM Re: Early scrapes [Re: biglefty20]
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Early yes but active is active. Opening day I found a scrape and 2 fresh rubs...earliest I can remember...
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#3391076 - 10/07/13 06:08 AM Re: Early scrapes [Re: HOOK]
catman529
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I'm sitting near rubs and not too far away is a couple of scrapes, the rubs have been here since opener.
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#3391194 - 10/07/13 07:43 AM Re: Early scrapes [Re: catman529]
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As long as you don't assume those scrapes are being made/worked by "good" bucks. I've switched a few cameras to mock scrapes and the only bucks interested so far are spike yearlings!
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#3391295 - 10/07/13 08:41 AM Re: Early scrapes [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
As long as you don't assume those scrapes are being made/worked by "good" bucks. I've switched a few cameras to mock scrapes and the only bucks interested so far are spike yearlings!


What time of day are they coming through?
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#3391609 - 10/07/13 11:59 AM Re: Early scrapes [Re: MattR]
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Mostly at night, but also first light.
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