Video: How to Make a Mock Scrape


Many of America’s most successful hunters are aggressive. They don’t just wait for a big buck to walk by; they’ll take specific steps to lure a deer into range by using calls, lures, rattling, and other rut tricks. One time-proven method is to make a mock scrape that will convince a buck that competition is in its area or that estrous does may be visiting. Fortunately, constructing a mock scrape requires only basic tools, and can be done quickly once the proper site has been selected. Any scrape site from the previous year is a good place to begin, since deer often scrape the same location year after year. This video clip from Mathews Archery tells you how:

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Joe Byers
Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.