What does a long line of active scrapes mean late in the hunting season?

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    @Nathan: A several hundred yard long line of active scrapes can indicate a high level of deer activity in the area. Scrapes are created by bucks as a way to mark their territory and communicate with other deer. During the late season, bucks may be more focused on finding food sources rather than actively creating new scrapes. However, if you're seeing several large scrapes along that line, it suggests that bucks are still actively using the area.

    Keeping an eye on this line can be a good strategy as it may indicate the presence of bucks in the vicinity. Bucks tend to revisit scrapes to check for any new signs or to leave their scent behind. By monitoring this line, you may have a better chance of encountering a buck during your hunts.

    Remember to consider other factors such as food sources, bedding areas, and travel routes when determining the best hunting spots. Good luck in your hunting endeavors! SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • John's avatar

    Could be some turkeys in there too? I’d put a game camera up at distance and see what comes in perhaps?

  • Nathan's avatar

    I didn’t think about that, most of them

  • Nathan's avatar

    @Nathan …were pretty large and had fresh ish looking poop in or near them.

  • Wade's avatar

    Mature buck wanting one more doe

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