We’ve written several stories this summer and had Charles Alsheimer on Deer Talk Now talking about mock scrapes, mainly because they’re so simple to make and can fire up bucks looking for a fight or a hot doe.
Well, here’s another simple, easy tip for you: Use the Wildlife Research Center Magnum Scrape Dripper and start doing it now. Why? Because bucks are curious and will at least notice, if not get a bit crazy, when you hang the dripper and hit ‘em with a 1-2 punch.
The Magnum Scrape Dripper is lightweight, has a curved tube attached with a zip tie and will hold about 4 ounces of liquid. The zip tied tube allows the liquid — your favorite doe or buck urine — to drip only during the daytime hours in good conditions. This extends the life of the scrape up to two to three weeks, depending on conditions.
I hung one of these last season with some Wildlife Research Center Active-Scrape, which is from a doe in estrous. Results were good. I’ll be hanging some more of them within the next two weeks to get some deer fired up for our son to hunt this season. Or you could try some Hot-Scrape or #1 Select Estrous.
The Magnum Scrape Dripper is designed to last, too, with durable components and a screw-top lid that won’t leak. Hang them along the edge of a food plot, near stands or near existing scrape lines and get ready for some action.
— Alan Clemons, Managing Editor