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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: CNC] #3849468
01/30/23 08:17 PM
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Looks like Big Mama’s out there rubbin’ on dem trees.

Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: CNC] #3849497
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I got one about like it in the edge of the woods at my big food plot. I can see it from my shooting house. Ive not seen one deer touch it all season and i watch it pretty close. I havent been seeing many bucks though, except spikes. None of them have got within ten feet of it. Looks like one would go by and scratch his head on it now and then.

Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: CNC] #3849808
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I've been deer hunting for at least 40 years. And at least some significant portion of that time I have hunted in agriculture lands with small wood lots and drains and fence rows where there are not a lot of trees spread out over a large area. That cuts down on where to look and watch what the deer are actually doing. I have also been running trail cameras in those type places since they were white flash.

I have seen a lot of rubs like this. I have seen a lot of deer come by them and rub them. Small bucks, sure. I have seen a lot of much smaller rubs along trails or in a small area too. I have also seen a lot of spikes and small bucks walk past and rub those as well.

I might investigate a little further if I saw this in the woods. I certainly would not blow it off OR convince myself it was done by a spike. You can look at the rub a lot of times and tell what is going on. I noticed one like this years ago and had some cuts higher on the tree. That was a sticker off a very long G2. The wider the tree you can sometimes see how big a deer. The length or height of a smaller rub sometimes tells the tale and how it looks up higher where the G2's are hitting the tree.

For a big deer you will be able to see this. Like an expert in tracking you have to visualize the details that are almost not noticed if that makes sense.

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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: CNC] #3849809
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When I see a rub like that, I look more at how high the rub is than anything. In my way of thinking, the higher the rub the larger the deer doing it. Logic being he has to be taller, ie more mature, than a spike to rub a tree that high. IDK, probably flawed thinking on my part.

Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: CNC] #3849812
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As 2 dogs said, every deer in the woods from the biggest to smallest and even does are rubbing that tree. Great place for a camera on video mode.


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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: CNC] #3849813
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That's part of it 3toe. I would not blow this off if I saw it. I have one right now in the woods on my place and I know exactly what's rubbing it.


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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: CNC] #3849827
01/31/23 11:34 AM
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I came across this rub while turkey hunting in Nebraska last Spring. I’d never seen anything like this!!!

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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: CNC] #3849885
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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: Turkey_neck] #3849894
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Originally Posted by Turkey_neck
Originally Posted by joshm28
Originally Posted by Turkey_neck
That ain’t no spike making that one.


That’s a false statement..

Damn I didn’t know you were watching that tree every day and night.


It's a sign post rub. I find them from time to time as well. And as others have mentioned any deer with antlers will use them including small spikes lol.




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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: CNC] #3849944
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I found this one a few years ago blood trailing a buck my buddy had shot.

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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: johndeere5036] #3849978
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Originally Posted by johndeere5036
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Found 4 on wma like this in a cluster. The odd thing is all 4 on locust trees.One tree twice this size but not worked over as hard.


Used to hook trees like that right where people could see it mainly a few guys that hunted behind me. All you had to do was show them and they would be all over them rubs. It would give me enough breathing room to hunt for a little while without having those idiots hunting on top of you


I've made scrapes for the same reason...

Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: CNC] #3849987
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Here’s one on a pine tree in Jackson County. I had deer from 140 inch 10 point to does rubbing on this tree.

https://youtu.be/mCrhqnDKUd8

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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: Skullworks] #3850160
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Originally Posted by Skullworks
Macon County.

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Honestly, the gun is more impressive than the rub! Love that featherweight!


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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: foldemup] #3850193
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Originally Posted by foldemup
Here’s one on a pine tree in Jackson County. I had deer from 140 inch 10 point to does rubbing on this tree.

https://youtu.be/mCrhqnDKUd8

I’ve always seen the biggest sign post rubs on pines. I’ve never seen a buck work over locust before like the one I showed.

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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: CNC] #3850511
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I don't hunt over rubs I'm not arguing that, however:

All rubs are "sign posts". Chew on that.


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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: CNC] #3850557
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I don't know what it is about sour wood trees but deer flock to them to rub them.


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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: Goatkiller] #3850701
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Originally Posted by Goatkiller

I don't hunt over rubs I'm not arguing that, however:

All rubs are "sign posts". Chew on that.


There is a difference, all rubs are not rubbed by most or all bucks in the area. Chew on that.



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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: ridgestalker] #3850710
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Originally Posted by ridgestalker
Originally Posted by foldemup
Here’s one on a pine tree in Jackson County. I had deer from 140 inch 10 point to does rubbing on this tree.

https://youtu.be/mCrhqnDKUd8

I’ve always seen the biggest sign post rubs on pines. I’ve never seen a buck work over locust before like the one I showed.


Me too . Back in the 80s there was a sign post Pine on Miller Mt . over in PRV, the size of a basketball . It took several years but, bucks rubbed "the Pine " till they killed it.



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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: 2Dogs] #3850725
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Originally Posted by 2Dogs
Originally Posted by Goatkiller

I don't hunt over rubs I'm not arguing that, however:

All rubs are "sign posts". Chew on that.


There is a difference, all rubs are not rubbed by most or all bucks in the area. Chew on that.


True ^^^^


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Re: A pretty good rub........ [Re: CNC] #3850737
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The most impressive regular rubs I've ever seen was done by a huge buck near my house in 1988. His rub lines consisted of rubs from the size of a half dollar to size of my calf , and a bunch of them. He would attack them. Some of the small ones would be rubbed chest high on me and the tops of the trees would be broken . All I could figure is he'd get so worked up he'd rub up the tree and ride it over and then snap the top . Then the tree would stand back up when he backed off. I ve never seen anything like that before or since. I rattled him in on Dec. 27 . He was just a, one eyed, heavy, big framed 8 pt , but field dressed 187 . His neck just behind the head was 24" , 1/2 way down the neck below the white patch was 34". I've never seen a buck around here with a bigger neck , looked like a Canadian .



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