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Title: question about scrapes
Post by: kyhareraiser on October 02, 2009, 10:24:23 PM
while lookin' my huntin' area over today and after seeing a bunch of fresh tracks ,i got keyed up and am now ready for the hunt.. lookin' arround a little more ,i found something that was aittle strange to me ??? (this early in the season anyway),it was a scrape arround 18" cleared out and had a doe track in the center to show the buck she had been there and i don't know why else...to early for the extrous cycle (right).. anyway ,i'll put a couple trail cams out to see what's happenin' and when..   what do y'all think about the scrape,,hell,i thought that they were in velvet or at least the last part of sheddin' it.. no rubs to be seen yet
Title: Re: question about scrapes
Post by: 2Nutz on October 02, 2009, 10:29:46 PM
Actually deer can breed all year. Though not common. There could be an over abundance of doe's in your area. I have seen scrapes and rubs plum through march before as well. I would be hunting that area for sure! O0
Title: Re: question about scrapes
Post by: Big58cal on October 02, 2009, 10:42:57 PM
Actually deer can breed all year. Though not common. There could be an over abundance of doe's in your area. I have seen scrapes and rubs plum through march before as well. I would be hunting that area for sure! O0

That's partially right Nutz. O0  The bucks can breed all year long, but the does only come into estrous around mid November.  If they don't get bred then, they keep coming into estrous every 28 days until they do. O0

As for the scrape, I was talking to one of my uncles last night.  He said that another one of my uncles (his brother) was out squirrel hunting the other day and watched a nice 8 pt 'bird dogging' a doe around. ???  He said that the buck wouldn't leave her alone.  Seems kinda weird, but I guess it's possible. :idiot2  Must be all of this Global Warming, huh? ;D
Title: Re: question about scrapes
Post by: John Andrews on October 03, 2009, 09:15:22 AM
I see bucks dogging does during non breeding season, too.

I do some (free) guiding for some non resident pals and their friends during bow season. They do OK when the weather cools down and the deer are moving. One thing good is I am on patrol and know for sure when the deer are moving and when the rut is actually on.
I tried to put them onto two big 12 pointers last season. But when the hunters don't pay attention, it lets the deer live until at least next season.   :uglystupid2

Those two big 12 pointers are still out there.  ;D