http://www.deeranddeerhunting.com Bucks make and use scrapes as calling card signposts for other bucks and does in the region. They’re a type of communication that is quite critical in the whitetail globe.
We see these as scraped-out depressions but they’re considerably much more than that. Scrapes might be main or secondary, created at diverse times of the season (or year), checked by bucks and does, and typically involve an overhanging licking branch. Urine, saliva, and tarsal and preorbital gland scent are secreted in the creation of scrapes. These are what other deer taste and smell when they verify on scrapes.
Steve Bartylla provides some fantastic insights in this most recent episode of Hunt ’em Big.
Hunt ’em Huge, Season 2 Episode 10. Originally aired Dec. 1, 2016. Scrapes Inform the Tale for Wonderful Deer Hunting.