I wanted to get your opinions and/or experiences here.
In my experiences throughout the last 25 years is that bucks dont bother with scrapes or rub lines during the rut, yet people sit on these rub/scrape lines and hunt.
I have found or believe that the bucks would waste too much time going from scrape to scrape checking for doe scent and then finding a doe that is ready to breed. I believe that bucks will skirt the outside edges of areas and scent check it instead of running the scrape lines.
if a buck travels on the downwind side of a field and scent checks it for a receptive does but finds none- he's off to the next field or congregation area of does. By doing this he will cover ground more rapidly and efficiently and find hot does faster.
They dont just wander aimlessly like many say they do, they are following some type of edge or geographic change. Whether it's the edge of a field, a ridge line, or whatever, they are not wandering aimlessly.
Do any of you hunt scrape lines during the full swing of the rut?
what are your thoughts on this?