In this hunting podcast, we discuss scrapes! We are entering into peak scraping activity as late October is just around the corner. Before the pre-rut window opens around Halloween, scraping activity will be at it's highest of the season in much of the whitetail's range. To simplify scrapes, they are simply communication points where deer exchange specific identification markers from various glands. This allows deer who visit scrapes the opportunity to identify it's previous visitors.
As hunters, scrapes equal awesome opportunities to document what deer are frequenting the general area as they will routinely return to scrapes to communicate with other deer in the area. Much research has been devoted to understanding scraping activity within the whitetail world. Several studies show an overwhelmingly large percentage of deer activity on scrapes occurs during the cover of darkness. This doesn't support great chances for harvesting deer over scrapes on a regular basis. But, don't worry, we cover the who, what, when, how, and why of hunting scrapes!
Get ready, the best hunting opportunities are just around the corner, prepare yourself with the right intel, place trail cameras over active scrapes, you just never, know what may show! Enjoy.Learn.Share! #ForLoveoftheLand