Overhanging Limbs by Grant Woods
Deer scrapes consist of an area on the ground where deer paw away all debris and expose the soil under an overhanging limb. Deer commonly urinate and defecate on the exposed dirt in the scrape.
These are very visual signs that are easily seen. The overhanding limb is also a significant part of “scrape communication” as shown in the video. While the ground portion of the scrape is easily seen by humans and deer. The sign on the overhanging limb isn’t easy for humans to detect, especially by using our sense of sight.
Dr. Grant Woods
Raised in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Dr. Grant Woods has consulted on wildlife research and management from Canada to New Zealand. A hunter since childhood, he not only knows how to grow big deer, but how to effectively hunt them as well. His work serves to improve deer herd quality and educate hunters about advanced management techniques.