Most deer hunters have experienced walking down the edge of field or food plot seeing scrape lines running along the entire thing. We witnessed this during our trip to the crew at Deer Society's property, seeing a food plot surrounded by low hanging branches for deer to scrape under. However, all of those branches are an opportunity for deer to take roll call of the woods and establish a territory. Unfortunately, most of these scrapes aren't in range of a stand, aren't in front of your trail camera, and are impossible to predict which one will be used that particular day. The main objective of our products is to "tee-up" a perfect spot for scent communication where we choose, but if you setup a mock scrape on a field edge covered in real scrapes, there is nothing drawing to the deer to communicate at the one you want. That is where eliminating competition comes in.
If you trim any low hanging branches on that field edge the deer could use and make your setup the standalone location for scent communication. Immediately your setup becomes the only spot for them to scent mark, acting like a lighthouse to a fisherman. With just a little extra work you can make your setups more effective and truly put deer where you want.