texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
arkitekhunter, RanchDoc71, Varmint Master, JasonB0723, T42
68247 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 106,517
bill oxner 81,378
stxranchman 57,306
SnakeWrangler 57,143
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Gravytrain 42,085
BMD 41,172
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics600,395
Posts11,263,489
Members83,247
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Anyone ever seen this before? #8185922 02/27/21 08:40 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 27,373
T
txtrophy85 Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 27,373
Burning brush piles yesterday at the Ranchito and was walking down a trail between piles.

Came across this scrape that apparently had just been freshened up. Bucks are starting to drop antlers where we are and both bucks and does are in large groups. Haven’t seen a deer chase a doe since thanksgiving week.

[Linked Image]


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
Re: Anyone ever seen this before? [Re: txtrophy85] #8186034 02/27/21 10:59 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 756
J
jnd59 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
J
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 756
Community scrape. Probably not a rut scrape.


No matter how high a duck flies a hammer still breaks a window.
Re: Anyone ever seen this before? [Re: txtrophy85] #8186888 02/28/21 06:50 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 178
F
fishbait Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
F
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 178
I don't know much about scrapes but I see scrapes most of the year...don't know if they are necessarily seasonal. I see 25 to 30 around my blind and refreshed daily on most. I also see different bucks making a scrape in the exact same place...some big ones some small ones but normally I see the same buck on the same scrape. Like I say...haven't studied up or researched them. However I always thought a big buck might make a large scrape ....small bucks may make small scrapes and will have branches above the scrapes waked . Also licking branches close by. If anyone has info would like your input...if you don't know ...still would like your input.lol

Re: Anyone ever seen this before? [Re: txtrophy85] #8187082 02/28/21 11:01 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 106,517
dogcatcher Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 106,517
I have seen stuff like, but no rhyme or reason, it is like there is a mineral in the ground they are trying to get.


Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________

[Linked Image]
Re: Anyone ever seen this before? [Re: txtrophy85] #8189167 03/02/21 03:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 57,306
S
stxranchman Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 57,306
I have seen a few scrapes year round on various ranches in several regions. In your area, you are seeing rutting due to doe fawns starting to cycle this late in the season. Not uncommon at all and actually more people are seeing it due the fact they are on their properties more. IME communal scrapes in the Hill Country are very large in size and in an open area downwind about 50-100 yards from a feeder, water source or food plot. Found many sheds in communal scrapes over the years. They are used year after year. Now your prevailing winds and check downwind.


[Linked Image]
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3