A mock scrape is a powerful tool for defining deer movement that any hunter of any experience level can use to boost their chances of success. In today’s episode I talk about how you can use mock scrapes to improve your scouting and hunting setup.
- Mock scrapes should be placed in areas that deer already move through, or have a reason to move through.
- Less is more when it comes to scrapes, the fewer you have the more value each has because you do not want to split the attention each gets.
- The best time to setup a scrape is a few months before the season starts or in the post season.
- Deer often begin to start using a new mock scrape within a few days or weeks.
- A scrape can last for years with little to no maintenance.
- Scrapes are great places to put a trail camera.
- All you need is a three step ladder, some black rope, a few zip ties, and a rake.