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I do make mock scrapes in PA, however, not untill Nov3-4 as this is truly pre-rut period. I like to add the mock scrapes in line with a known rub line as this can make the buck more territorial maybe show himself during daylight hours. Finding real scrape lines is tops if you have low doe numbers as the scrapes become the calling cards for the does, but if you have a large doe herd and low buck numbers then scrapes become almost useless because the bucks are too busy tending the large herd and don't have to hunt hard for breeding does by using the scrapes for trailing scent purposes. Using mock scrapes along heavily used travel routes especially in natural funnels can pay big dividends. I also like to use a couple of different estrus products to simulate multiple does in heat. Putting out mock scrapes too early might not be as productive as waiting a couple of more weeks??
 
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