collapse
Quality Hunts for over 30 Years A lightweight orange vest that complements your technical hunting apparel!

Author Topic: Blacktail scrapes?  (Read 2219 times)

Offline Squidward

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 1580
  • Location: Centralia
    • https://www.facebook.com/ed.brooks.3781
Re: Blacktail scrapes?
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2017, 06:51:04 AM »
I made a scrap last yr, I did have a deer step in it to check it out but never used it.

Offline DaveMonti

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 1249
  • Location: Snohomish County
Re: Blacktail scrapes?
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2017, 06:58:43 AM »
That's a rub. Blacktails definitely make rubs. Scrapes are where deer dig at the ground. Its up for debate whether or not blacktails make scrapes.
Geez... I've been using the wrong term forever. Thanks for letting me know.
[/quote]

Well, it's a nice rub!  I'd be hunting right in that area come late October! 

Offline fishnfur

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 2559
  • Location: longview
Re: Blacktail scrapes?
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2017, 05:46:24 PM »
The general consensus is that BTs don't make scrapes.  I've never seen one, but a every once in awhile, someone comes along and says they've seen them.   

RadSav wrote that he saw BTs making scrapes down in an central-western/coastal Oregon area when he was camping several years ago.  In my mind, that is about as credible a story as you can get that they do, at least sometimes, make scrapes.
“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”  - Will Rogers

Offline Turner89

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 2914
  • Location: Startup, Wa
Re: Blacktail scrapes?
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2017, 06:28:05 PM »
I can't speak for blacktail in Oregon,  california, or anywhere, but here in the sultan basin. If these guys made scrapes I'd have seen one.
 They do love to rub a lot. I like finding a little area that's destroyed by a blacktail.

Online 7mmfan

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 2989
  • Location: Marysville
    • https://www.facebook.com/rory.oconnor.9480
Re: Blacktail scrapes?
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2017, 06:38:08 PM »
I can't speak for blacktail in Oregon,  california, or anywhere, but here in the sultan basin. If these guys made scrapes I'd have seen one.
 They do love to rub a lot. I like finding a little area that's destroyed by a blacktail.

 :yeah: If anyone would find them, it would be this guy. I concur with what he says, they rub the living heck out of everything when they get fired up. Find that and you'll know you're in the home turf of a dominant blacktail.
I hunt, therefore I am.... I fish, therefore I lie.

Offline fishnfur

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 2559
  • Location: longview
Re: Blacktail scrapes?
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2017, 08:22:06 PM »
It would be interesting to make a mock scrape near an active BT rub, take a leak in it, or use some blacktail buck urine on it, then hang a trail cam and see what happens.
“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”  - Will Rogers

Offline smithkl42

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 67
  • Location: WA
    • https://www.facebook.com/smithkl42/
Re: Blacktail scrapes?
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2017, 08:06:48 PM »
I can't speak for blacktail in Oregon,  california, or anywhere, but here in the sultan basin. If these guys made scrapes I'd have seen one.
 They do love to rub a lot. I like finding a little area that's destroyed by a blacktail.

So apparently the "scraped out area" that I saw wasn't a real scrape, just a ... bedding area? How would one tell the difference between the two?

Offline fishnfur

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 2559
  • Location: longview
Re: Blacktail scrapes?
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2017, 08:21:00 PM »
It looks pretty torn up to be a typical bed.  I downloaded it and checked it carefully.  I think I know what it is!
“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”  - Will Rogers

Offline pd

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 1854
  • Location: Seattle?
Re: Blacktail scrapes?
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2017, 08:24:53 PM »
It looks pretty torn up to be a typical bed.  I downloaded it and checked it carefully.  I think I know what it is!

Quit worrying about Big Footie guy, and git to bed.  Don't you have to be up early tomorrow for the opener??
Si vis pacem, para bellum

Online h20hunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 17076
  • Location: Lake Stevens
Re: Blacktail scrapes?
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2017, 08:28:57 PM »
Taste the dirt. Funky? Salty? If so you are in the money.

Offline fishnfur

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 2559
  • Location: longview
Re: Blacktail scrapes?
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2017, 10:11:38 PM »
It looks pretty torn up to be a typical bed.  I downloaded it and checked it carefully.  I think I know what it is!

Quit worrying about Big Footie guy, and git to bed.  Don't you have to be up early tomorrow for the opener??

You're a believer now, huh PD?
No need to go to bed early.  I know where them elkies are.  I'mma git me one!  :chuckle:
“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”  - Will Rogers

Offline Bowcrazy

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2013
  • Posts: 15
  • Location: Purdy
Re: Blacktail scrapes?
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2017, 10:11:31 AM »
Blacktials rub and tear up the ground with scrapes in my moms apple orchard every year. Yes they are good size scrapes. Have seen them in Late October to mid December.

 

* Recent Topics

Naches Pass Goat by Widgeondeke
[Today at 11:06:47 AM]


Wyoming Antelope by X-Force
[Today at 11:00:23 AM]


People messing with game cams, NOT OK!! by salt n sage90
[Today at 10:57:29 AM]


GPS Advice Sought by Bob33
[Today at 10:56:08 AM]


Palisades disabled hunt by bobcat
[Today at 10:55:56 AM]


Found 6x7 bull looking for shooter!!!! by Widgeondeke
[Today at 10:55:39 AM]


Pics of your backcountry camp by farmin4u_98948
[Today at 10:52:12 AM]


What tumbler should I get? by HawkCreek
[Today at 10:43:56 AM]


Snowberries? by cb1989
[Today at 10:43:55 AM]


Have doubts that wolves are ravaging Idaho? Come see for yourselves by wolfbait
[Today at 10:33:34 AM]


Sign up for Trapper Education class December 1st by Docspud
[Today at 10:23:31 AM]


1/2 life size black bear. (The Shed Taxidermy Studio) by X-Force
[Today at 10:18:36 AM]


Trapper Education class, Bremerton by Humptulips
[Today at 10:17:13 AM]


Anyone care to score him by Rainier10
[Today at 10:11:47 AM]


Nate's bear by Oh Mah
[Today at 09:54:59 AM]


Where to sight in a rifle in the Tri Cities? by jennabug
[Today at 09:46:55 AM]


Howa by bobcat
[Today at 09:43:41 AM]


whoa table by Happy Gilmore
[Today at 09:33:42 AM]


22.5" tire chains by LEN
[Today at 09:25:44 AM]


Free always a good price 22.5 tire by LEN
[Today at 09:25:09 AM]