Does that weren't bred during the initial November rut and some doe yearlings cycling for the first time go into heat again about 28 days later, and bucks will begin to hit scrape lines in anticipation of this “second rut,” which can continue for some time. I've had good luck hunting scrape lines in December when I can find them. Just remember, this isn’t something that happens every year, and it might not seem to happen at all if your area lacks a fair population of mature bucks. Like in October, the key is focusing on scrapes that are near bedding cover. Towards the end of the hunting season, bucks tend to be reluctant to hang around field edges in daylight, even more so than in October. You may find some hot, active scrapes along primary food sources, but odds are bucks will only visit those scrapes under cover of darkness. If a buck is making scrapes along field edges, there’s a good chance the same deer is also working a scrape line closer to its bedding area.