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#3847376 - Today at 08:59 PM Scrape Question
jlmustain
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I've read a lot about placing more importance on scrape lines than on a lone scrape. Today while still hunting, I found a trail with a line of over 10 scrapes. The land I hunt is in Normandy (near the Coffee County and Bedford County line). I've also heard that there's a time when the scrapes don't matter as much. The only camera I had was stolen or I'd put it up. What's y'all's advice on whether or not to hunt that scrape line?

Edited by jlmustain (Today at 09:00 PM)
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#3847424 - 31 minutes 38 seconds ago Re: Scrape Question [Re: jlmustain]
MMHunter
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I probably wouldn't hunt it unless there is other sign around there. I look for does and food and that's where I find bucks this time of year.
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#3847433 - 24 minutes 32 seconds ago Re: Scrape Question [Re: MMHunter]
Master Chief
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A terrain funnel where it comes from or leads to is the spot to be IMO. Do not buy into the ignoring scrapes thing. The deer put them there for a reason. They may not hit them, but they use scrapes to communicate and that is why those scrape lines are often in areas that are already ideal for hunting--that is where the deer travel and they want others to see the scrape.

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#3847463 - 1 minute 9 seconds ago Re: Scrape Question [Re: Master Chief]
jlmustain
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I can't decide if I'd call this trail a funnel or not. I've seen them travel parallel to it, but it's certainly easier to walk the trail.
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