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Old 11-21-2007, 11:11 PM
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I have repeatedly tried to grunt in a buck that has created a massive scrape close to my stand. I can get the deer to run behind me but he will not come out to the scrape. Taking all precautions as far as scent. Any advice?
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:11 AM
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May be an older deer. probably trying to wind you to get your scent. may have to move stand alittle or double up putting one person behind where deer is traveling
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:05 AM
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Old bucks got brains. Sounds like he is using his nose first and checking downwind.
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Old 11-22-2007, 08:38 AM
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mdoughty, buckfever, GOOD POSTING! I'm with them. He may not smell YOU because of your scent precautions but he's most likely using the wind to smell another deer. In doing this he keeps out of sight in cover away from danger. When he doesn't see another deer they'll usually lose interest and move on. You will have to be in a "double down wind" situation where you position yourself to be behind the area where the buck will be while he thinks he's out of danger down wind of the scrape. Consider wind direction and thick cover areas. Deer will slip in and out of an area quickly and silently so be aware. GOOD LUCK.

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Old 11-22-2007, 04:54 PM
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You can try moving your stand further away from the scrape. Watch him to see how close he comes and you hunt further away, it's worth a try.

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Old 11-23-2007, 04:58 PM
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With the grunt, I think Less is More. If you grunt and the deer is coming towards you then don't do it again. If he stops for a few minutes give it one or two more soft bumps but that's it. I've heard guys on a stand with those things tooting away like they're in a parade...
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:33 PM
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With the grunt, I think Less is More. If you grunt and the deer is coming towards you then don't do it again. If he stops for a few minutes give it one or two more soft bumps but that's it. I've heard guys on a stand with those things tooting away like they're in a parade...
yeah it sounds like its time to try a new stand set up on the back door or wait on the winds to change & play that card? but i would set up 2 stands in that location just to be ready for anything the deer or weather throws at you! but i agree with the less is more in grunting & rattling.

just like rattling if you have there attention & there coming don't rattle again, if they lose interest then grunt or rattle again. but if there coming i just let them come.

my 0.2 cents worth minus 0.1! lol
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:39 PM
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all above is great advice have you thought about trying code blue tarslegland ?
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:45 PM
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How is that stuff anyway Mr. Hubbard? I only used Tinks and a few others.
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:17 PM
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How is that stuff anyway Mr. Hubbard? I only used Tinks and a few others.
i have used codeblue for the last 2 yrs with mod results compared to tinks i like codeblue best this is the first yr useing their tarsle gland had one nice 6 point come in ears perked and stiff legged i did not have any other sent so it had to be the tarsle gland you can bet i will be giving it anouther try next year i would this but i had to cut deer season short to move to next jobsite in elpaso tx
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