The real communication center at any mock scrape is not the
scrape itself, but the overhanging branch.  Making a mock scrape is fairly easy. Find a good overhanging branch no
more than five feet off the ground (about four feet is the perfect
height.) If there is no overhanging branch where you want to make a
mock scrape, cut a live branch from another tree and with the
landowner’s permission, of course wire the branch where you want
it. This works very well. In fact, we sometimes think bucks are more
inclined to scrape under an “artificial” branch just because it is
something new and you are able to put it in their face. Placing whitetail forehead or pre orbital scent on the branch will gain some attention and get bucks working the limb laying down as much of there scent as possible. Using deer urine formulas coinciding with the time of year should be placed directly under the overhanging limb in the actual scrape. Staying scent free is vitally important when checking cameras on scrapes or refreshing them because these are major scent post areas for whitetails in the area. Once your mock scrape has been claimed  by bucks in the area, place a fusion cell camera from stealth cam on these sites and monitor where the buck or bucks you will be hunting will be bedding and moving and let the chess matches begin


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Jason Ashe
Jason Ashe is an avid whitetail deer enthusiast and avid hunter from the finger lakes region of New York. A full time social media specialist in the outdoor industry and habitat specialist with Mid-Lakes Whitetails, Jason has been featured in such publications as Quality Whitetails numorouse times and been paired with hunting greats in Outdoor Life for his knowledge and passion for hunting mature deer. Turkeys, Coyotes also top the list of game that Jason pursues in any down time he has from whitetails. He consideres himself lucky to have whitetails and hunting be a part of everyday life. His wife Laura also shares in his passions along with their 2 children.