The RIPstik is horizontally presented , which drives bucks crazy and they just can't resist hammering it. The RIPstik uses all three glands and comes with two interactive vines!
Scraping, like rubbing, allows a buck to make his presence known by dispensing gland scent throughout his area. Typical scraping behavior involves leaving scent from a buck's preorbital and forehead glands.
All deer use scrapes to communicate with one another throughout the year, but they become more visible during the rut because deer have more urgent infomation to relate. ... Scrapes are often (mistakenly) thought of in terms of territorial markers made by only a single buck, and/or only during the rut .
The RiPstik is a beacon that provides everything bucks (and does) are looking for to communicate with the herd. True communal scrapes can not be made with curiosity scent, and or, urine... It takes glands for true communication.
During the past two seasons, we've experimented with horizontal presentation combined with glands and mock scrapes. The RIPstik was developed out of this experimentation and surpassed our expectations from day one!
We found from velvet to late season bucks simply annihilated the RIPstiks!
The vine on a RIPStik is intertwined with coconut fiber
rope for the perfect scent wick.