Finally, a video that demonstrates what can happen when you pee on a buck scrape.
I guarantee this isn't the first time you've heard this idea. The first time I did, I thought my friend was messing with me. Then again, the logic makes sense: the buck that made the scrape might want to assert dominance when it smells human urine. Or, it might smell me out as a human and not come back.
There's no way the human scent smells like deer urine, right? Well, I guess there's only one way to find out.
The video below shows what can happen when you try to mark a mature buck's territory with your own urine.
Well, that trail camera footage turned out to be a little inconclusive. Personally, I think the reaction from the first buck is what I would focus on. Although the deer didn't leave the area, something definitely spooked it.
I don't know about the rest of you deer hunters, but I make it a habit to try not to let any deer know I'm in the area. I'll let you decide what to do the next time you see a scrape, but as for me, I will be peeing elsewhere.