A good mock scrape routine will essentially try to recreate each step of a buck’s territory marking ritual. We obviously don’t have access to a buck’s tarsal glands, and no one expects a hunter to start nibbling on an overhanging branch, but a convincing mock scrape doesn’t have to be a perfect replica of the genuine article. Instead, you have to rebuild the basic elements of the scrape. A small shovel or rake can be a useful tool for recreating what a buck does to the ground with his hooves. And deer baiting products, including urine and gland lures, are on the market specifically to help you make a convincing mock scrape. Finally, clip a few branches from the overhanging tree in your best simulation of a buck bite.
This stuff is incredible. I had never had much success using deer lures until I tried Smokey’s Preorbital back in the fall of 2011. Since then, I have been making licking branches with this as well as mock scrapes with the Interdigital Gland Lure every week from mid-September – early December. Since 2011, my dad and I have collectively killed 7 bucks on our small tract of land, with the largest scoring 135″ (neither of us had killed a buck on our land in the four years beforehand). All of the bucks had been captured on camera over the mock scrapes (most of them multiple times), and all of them were within 100 yards of a mock scrape when they were shot. Smokey’s is the one sure-fire way that I have found that increases daylight encounters with mature bucks.
Coyote glands aged together with an ingredient used by some of the old mastersbecause of its uncommon attractiveness to the coyote. This is a powerfullasting gland lure. Thick liquid, also extremely attractive to coon.
I set out Smokey’s Preorbital Gland lure in July. I got videos of 6 nice bucks coming into the licking branches in 3 different area. I can’t wait to see the action in our Pennsylvania archery season. Sorry. time to go! I have to go practice shooting! You really have to try this lure! I think you will be amazed! Good luck fellow archers! Be safe!