Research proves that the licking branch is the No. 1 key to success when hunting a mock scrape, one of the best ways to fire up a big buck and get him interested in seeing what buck has invaded his territory.
The key to that licking branch is preorbital scent. Bucks secrete this scent as a means of distinctly identifying themselves from the competition. It allows deer to understand their rank in the pecking order.
What many hunters don’t realize is that bucks keep tabs on one another by using licking branches, and they do it all year. Why? Before bucks ever scrape the leaves away under a licking branch, before they ever deposit urine on the bare earth, and long before the does come into estrus, the bucks are watching, testing, and paying close attention to one another by depositing scent from their pre-orbital gland to licking branches.
“Smokey’s Preorbital Lure was the secret ingredient to my success this past season, especially when it came to identifying more deer on a given piece of hunting land,” said Dan Schmidt, Editor in Chief. “The key to this product is it is real, 100 percent preorbital secretions from white-tailed deer. Smokey McNichols is a trapper friend of mine who bottles this lure from real deer. Mock scrapes without this lure are only one-half as effective.”