EP. 354: The Truth About Hunting Scrapes | Dr. Bronson Strickland | Deer Research

Today I’m joined by my good buddy Dr. Bronson Strickland of Mississippi State University Deer Lab. Dr. Strickland and his team are always performing whitetail research to better understand their worlds – in today’s episode we’re diving into scrape research. What I like most about talking with Dr. Strickland is he can articulate things we may see as hunters but not fully understand. While keeping facts at the forefront, shedding light on hunting myths or adding validity to hunter observation. As a hunter and a deer biologist, he’s well positioned to understand the desires of hunters, while taking an scientific approach to understanding the animals we love to chase. – thanks for listening.

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  1. What is as scrape and what’s it’s purpose
  2. Do more bucks or Does visit scrapes
  3. Frequency and speed of scrape visits
  4. Buck age structure and daylight vs nocturnal scrape visits
  5. Number of bucks who typically visit a single scrape
  6. Impact of rain on scrape visitation


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