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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Scrape tree anyone?

I am not sure if this has been discussed here before and I am placing it in the habitat forum because it's a nice addition to your food plot. I made this out of a 3" hickory tree, I drilled some 3/4" holes and placed 3 apple branches in the holes. I put a screw on top of the post and used wire from the limbs to the screw to secure the limbs and allow me to adjust the height of the licking branches. I put this in the ground September 28th. I kicked the ground a little and used my own brand of urine. These pictures are all from the 1st night.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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This food plot is pretty close to some houses making almost all the buck activity at night. The branches need to be a preferred browse and I like the tip of the branch 4 1/2' to 5 1/2'.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 10:10 AM
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Interesting application. Thanks for sharing the pics!
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 10:49 PM
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I tried one a couple of years ago. They never did scrape under it, but they did rub it a little during the rut. I used a pine tree for the main truck so that they could use it for a rub tree. I have been thinking about trying it again.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 11:02 PM
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That's a good idea. I have a cedar post out in my field now that I put my camera on. I think I'll add some branches. That's a nice buck you have coming in also.
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I do the same but i used the fence post that was all ready there, i just added couple branch's, i can not recall what name of the 3 bottle spray kit i have? it works thats for sure, got lots of video's bucks working it an the bigger buck 13 point chases the other bucks 10 point and a nice 8 point away. Almost daily these same bucks came to it. The smaller bucks would come in too. Couple video's later here comes the 13 point into view chasing them away. They were all night time video's, no day time video's on camera. I do this starting in August.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-06-2018, 08:58 PM
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very neat ,thanks for sharing
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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In the Ny plot I just left a couple of iron wood trees standing in the middle of the food plot. I bent them over and used zip ties to secure a hemlock branch again I used my own urine easy and free.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 04:21 PM
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Sounds like some great ideas
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