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Scrapes and Rubs

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I was doing some scouting at our lease last weekend and saw something I am not sure of. I saw two rubs on trees, and not far from that I saw what appeared to be two scrapes on the ground. The area is mostly grass that has been laid down in about a 10ft. diameter with these two scrapes in the middle of the laid down grass. Is it common for deer to scrape or rub this early? I am fairly new to hunting and this is my first year to bow hunt. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I will post pics of the 'scrapes' Thursday evening when i get back from the camp.
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thats perfectly normal. where you will find alot of scrapes always is the edge of fields or just out in the edges of fields in grass. lots of bucks will make scrapes along thier normal daily travel route beginning as soon as they lose their velvet which they all should have by now so NO, its not too early to see this.
from what you have written, this sounds like a hot spot frequented by a bold whitetail buck....probly not a bad spot to hang a stand! just sayin...lol
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   dyzz1128
Thanks man. I appreciate the feedback. I am going to the lease tomorrow to make an evening hunt, i will probably go early to hang my camera near those scrapes, and hang my climber. I'll post some pictures if i get anything spectacular.
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yea man, good luck and go for it. like i said prolly a good spot to start out just maybe not get right on top of em if possible just atleast 30-40 yards away downwind. then see what you can see from there or if you will need to make a move to another closer spot from what deer you see where your at and what direction they come from.

My uncle always put it best though summing everything up,... 'we can't kill'em at home on the sofa, gotta atleast be out there somewhere in the woods.' lol
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I have seen scrapes in Sept. but you will not see a bunch of them this early. Some say that early scrapes are made by bucks that are familiar with the rut... therefore maybe not the young'uns doing the scraping this early.
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they gotta good article in the louisiana sportsman november edition on how to study scrapes. I'd read it. If you hunt that spot at the wrong time you could be wasting your time according to the article. and hunting every morning,evening, or all day there every day you have the chance is a lot of pressure.
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