By Mark Kenyon

Here’s the situation. You’re hunting over a large field or food source, but you need a little something extra to pull a distant feeding buck into shooting range. In the past, hunters tried decoys, bait, or calls. But the latest trick for enticing bucks into range are man-made “scrape trees.” The idea here is that by creating a scrape tree with licking branches, in the place where you want it – it will entice any nearby bucks to cruise over and check it out. And from what I’ve heard, this trick works.

That said, in the video below you’ll see one hunter’s step-by-step process for creating a permanent scrape tree in his food plot. If you’re interested in a more portable option, check out this link for a video ad for the new “Tree-coy”, which is essentially a plastic, portable version of this scrape tree idea.