Scrapes.

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  1. Backwoods Savage

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    Picking up cards from trail cam a couple days ago I got a nice surprise when I found 2 freshly made scrapes!. I have not yet spotted any rubs but then, I've not been looking for any.

    This is a little early for this area but I have found some a bit sooner but only once if my memory is right.

    Here is a couple pictures from very near the scrapes.
    2 dandies.JPG 4 good bucks.JPG Buddies.JPG Stare down.JPG Wanna fight-2.JPG
     
  2. Backwoods Savage

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    The next time I went in back I saw a fox. We used to have lots of fox but they are rare now.
     
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    What is the difference between scraping and rubbing?
     
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    In my neighborhood, a scrape is where the ground has been dug up/pawed and then scented through the tarsal glands.

    A rub is where the bark has been removed and scraped off a smaller trees with antlers. Also scented but with glands in the head/neck.

    scrape is dirt
    Rub is tree
     
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    Oh, thanks, I just always assumed it meant scraping antlers on a tree to rub the velvet off, I am one fact smarter today :)
     
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    They will scrape 365 days a year on main thoroughfares as communication i suppose. I see them all year, but way more frequently starting late october-november.
     
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    Good to know!! I was incorrect as I thought a scrape was antlers on the trees...But don't tell me wife, she thinks I am a genius!
     
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    They do some rubbing to remove velvet but that is only a small part of the rubbing process.

    I've never known deer to scrape year around as that is a breeding characteristic. Most of the scraping happens from late September through November but occasionally even later. The latest I've seen a new scrape was early February and the earliest was August 25 but those were both very unusual.
     
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    Tons of red here. Haven't seen a gray in 30 years
     
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    Lots of reds here in South jersey but i hunt one spot that has had 2-3 grays the past couple years. Just saw one of them last night