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post #12 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 06:50 PM
Hunting Man
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 8,380
Mainer, it sounds like you are in a good area. It seems when the doe herd is up you find fewer scrapes, the bucks don't need to advertise. Also, the reverse is true when there are few does in a given area then the bucks have to advertise making more scrapes and scent checking them downwind. So the problem is do I hunt travel routes ie doe travels or scrape lines. The only way to figure it all out is stay in the woods and observe then plan your next move. Remember that bucks make primary and secondary scrapes, look for the largest and freshest ones. Look for a scrape line and stick with it. Good Luck
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