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When I first began scouting I found rubs and scrapes and a single huge pile of deer feces,so I placed my tree stand about 20 yar

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  • When I first began scouting I found rubs and scrapes and a single huge pile of deer feces,so I placed my tree stand about 20 yar

    When I first began scouting I found rubs and scrapes and a single huge pile of deer feces,so I placed my tree stand about 20 yards from that location. On opening day, I saw 1 mature doe, who was outside crossbow range but I have yet to see a buck in that location and haven't found deer poop there since. Is it possible that all this sign was made by a doe? I don't have a trail camera yet, so I need to find a less expensive way to figure out what is in that area.

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    In my 28 years of hunting I have never seen a doe make a scrape and they obviously can't make rubs with out horns. The most probable scenario is the activity you found was made at night. Bucks visit their scrapes 85% of the time at night. Good luck.

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    • #3
      food sources may have changed,prob still in the area ,hunt the terrain,bottle necks,points or saddles don't get hung up on one sign of a buck

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      • #4
        The situation was nicely summed up by NJGameHunter. Does will visit scrapes, but don't make them (or rubs). Don't know when your rut is, but it sounds like you've found part of a buck's area, so check to see if he freshens up the scrape or hits the rub again. When the rut kicks in, he may lose his caution and pop out in the daytime. Good luck.

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        • #5
          Deer are always moving. If you are seeing does eventually you will see buck's aswell.

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          • #6
            and bucks that make big scrapes will vist those more compared to smaller ones.

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