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Do mock scrapes still work after the rut?

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  • rudyglove27
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    Yes but not as great during the rut!

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  • rudyglove27
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    Yes but not as great during the rut!

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  • Don Milosch
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    I would say the scrapes on a path to a food source would be your best bet. I would also try heating them up a little woth some doe estrous. Once allthe does have been bred, the bucks testosterone drops and they lose their antlers. At that time I would say your all done.

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  • kylepountney
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    Not as good as durring the rut but it still works.

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  • libertyfirst
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    I have seen deer work a scape long after rut is over but I don't know if they simply wandered to it in the first place. I don't believe that they are still an attractant after the rut.

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  • cas0905
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    they will but not a honey hole

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  • James Stugart
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    yes they visit scrapes after the rut

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  • PSEbowhunter
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    yes they do we had a trail camera over one and deer were proceeding to use the scrape regularly

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  • rudyglove27
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    I had a lot of success in creating mock scrapes and by that i mean deer use them when i make them. I have not shot a deer over a mock scrape per say but i do feel they can be used to persaude travel routes and when making a scrape i begin by using a stick ( rubber gloves and rubber boots) too clear a patch of earth and beat up a lickin branch. Sometimes I substitute a lickin branch from another property and then i pee in it ( yea i know cardinal sin but it works) add a little bit of "realdeer" a sometimes one drop of dose. 7 out of ten get re-worked by deer at least once. I also pee in every real scrape i find and put a drop or two of real deer on the lickin branch and by my experience it seems to work.

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  • Big C
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    I think mock scrapes can work well after the rut. Deer are always interested in comminucating with other deer and scrapes are just one way of doing that.

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  • 2Poppa
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    I placed a dripper over a mock scrape and had deer coming to it all the time,even after deer season ended!
    I visited the same mock scrape this year, and activated the dripper ... same results.

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  • kjflorian
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    I believe you can still hunt them. Plus I just read an article this year that said once you get one established deer tend to visit it year round.

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  • Del in KS
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    I agree with all the above. Here in KS after the main rut we hunt food sources especially winter wheat. It's the only green food that late in the season and a real deer magnet. Bucks will bed in any cedar thicket that is within walking distance too. Find a remote wheat field with good cover nearby and you will find deer everytime.

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  • whitetail1
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    peter is right. they do work because if a doe hasn't been serviced she will come back in around 30 days later,then a third time if needed.

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  • peter
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    they will work but not as good as during the rut

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