For the first week of Trail Cameras Weekly, Weston Schrank will be discussing how to make a mock scrape and use them with trail cameras during October
Welcome to trail cameras weekly featured on muddy tv, as you can probably guess this will be a quick video blog every week on trail cameras and how they relate to whitetails and hunters, we will be covering where to put trail cameras, how to set them up, what settings to put them on, quick trail camera tips, and a lot more, all relating to whats going on in the whitetails world during that week. The videos will be put up every Monday to cover what you should be doing with your trail cameras that week. This will also be semi-live just like the other shows whitetail 101 and trophy pursuit on muddy tv, so you will be seeing intel, pictures, video content from what we are seeing, how we are hunting, and of course how we are going to run trail cameras for the given week. This is the very first installment of this series, so this video blog will cover the week of October 1st through the 9th, the next will cover the 10th – 16th. And so on throughout deer season. Now for this weeks topic, I lined up one of my favorites for this time of year… how to make a mock scrape.
Mock scrapes can be the solution to a problem hunters face this time of year. Bait sites need to be taken down, so hunters are looking for a good location to hang their trail cameras in order to gather intel about bucks. This is usually in the form of food plots or mock scrapes as both supplies attraction in order to draw the deer in front of the camera.
For how to make a mock scrape, I simply find a good location where deer and more importantly bucks frequent, find a good sturdy licking branch 4-5 ft high, snap it off, clear out the ground with a stick about 2 ft wide, and put scent in the form of mock scrape starter on the ground.