Scrapes Mark Territory
Learn about the phenomenon of individual and communal deer scrapes. Scrapes can be equated to pulling into a farmer's yard for a visit, and when you turn around, the dogs are marking their territory on your wheels. Scrapes seem to be located at the intersection of well traveled paths. They are most active in the fall before breeding season. There are two kinds of scrapes- active and inactive. Many scrapes are found along the path of least resistance, along brush lines, next to a draw, on a tree, the edge of a tree line, or in any type of terrain change. The ideal time to look for scrapes is after hunting season closes for the coming year.
Support for High Plains Outdoors comes from the Dallas Safari Club. Since 1972, Dallas Safari Club has been the gathering point for hunters, conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts. This year’s convention is January third through the sixth. More information can be found online at: biggame.org.