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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 12:35 PM
Hunting Man
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
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This is one area that BB and I probably see it differently. During the rut I prefer to locate fresh scrape lines close to thick bedding cover or security cover, set up on a natural travel corridoor using doe-in-heat scent wicks. If a passing buck or the scrape maker comes to check his scrapes bingo the scent wick draws him in to see which direction the doe that let her calling card, traveled too. This tactic works last few days of pre-rut and early stages of prime rut. After that the dominate bucks will be tending does and you still might lure in a satelite (spell)? buck. This is my bow hunting tactic for PA. Our group all use doe-in-heat products. I like to use a couple of different ones to simulate different does. This may not be for everyone it just works for me.
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