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Went scouting

Unread postby PredatorTC » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:54 am

The other day while i was scouting i went to the sidehill of a ridge to get some film to show you all what i found during the hunting season. It was definatly a buck bed and it was beet down to the dirt and all the rubs around it were kinda weird looking. But i filmed some of the weirdest looking ones. Im not even sure if a deer made them, but if he did it looks like he was chewing on the trees. And thes are not the first trees i found in the area looking like this.

Check it out and tell me what you think

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBShEq60u6Q


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Re: Went scouting

Unread postby Dewey » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:07 am

I think you have a Chupacabra in the area! :lol:
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Re: Went scouting

Unread postby Brandon » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:12 am

wheres the bed?
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Re: Went scouting

Unread postby Stuart » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:14 am

Nice rubs :D
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Re: Went scouting

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:54 am

Col rubs, any pics of this guy. I would think he has a unique point or something.
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Re: Went scouting

Unread postby cornfedkiller » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:42 am

Unicorn?
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Re: Went scouting

Unread postby PredatorTC » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:48 am

The bed is where i am standing... its not as beet down now as it was during the season... the buck is a very crazy looking deer. i would post pictures of him but my computer is being funny and i don't know how at the moment how to get them up..
But yes he has some very crazy points
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Re: Went scouting

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:14 am

PTC, my best guess:

Moose, whitetail and other ungulates will eat bark off of trees, especially during the winter. When moose eat bark, it is called "barking" (go figure). I have found very similar markings on trees from whitetails eating bark with their fresh tracks in the snow right at the tree. It does not take a buck to do this, doe's also eat bark on occasion. Those scratches are likely teeth marks from the lower jaw of a whitetail.

When moose eat bark from saplings around 2" in diameter or slightly larger it looks like someone skipped a chainsaw up and down one side of the sapling. I've taken pics of this in the past, not sure where I saved them...
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Re: Went scouting

Unread postby PredatorTC » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:02 am

Singing Bridge wrote:PTC, my best guess:

Moose, whitetail and other ungulates will eat bark off of trees, especially during the winter. When moose eat bark, it is called "barking" (go figure). I have found very similar markings on trees from whitetails eating bark with their fresh tracks in the snow right at the tree. It does not take a buck to do this, doe's also eat bark on occasion. Those scratches are likely teeth marks from the lower jaw of a whitetail.

When moose eat bark from saplings around 2" in diameter or slightly larger it looks like someone skipped a chainsaw up and down one side of the sapling. I've taken pics of this in the past, not sure where I saved them...


Thanks, thats good to know 8-) .. There were some actual rubs that were there too. In the snow this was the only bed and there were no other ones around. I have my trail camera set up over the bed now so i will take more pics of the real rubs once i go get it.
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Re: Went scouting

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:41 pm

Good post with interesting pics, PTC. 8-)
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Re: Went scouting

Unread postby Schultzy » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:54 pm

How high were them marks on the tree?
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Re: Went scouting

Unread postby Tadmdad » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:37 pm

I've seen elk do this in the past on aspen trees in high altitude, looks quite strange being pretty high up the tree, due to snow depth in the winter.

By your video and description appears to be porcupines, they will do that all the way up a tree at times, sometimes just at ground level. Usually can tell by the deep incisior marks in the bark.
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Re: Went scouting

Unread postby Swampthing » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:15 pm

Learn something new everyday guys.Very interesting.
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Re: Went scouting

Unread postby RaisedByWolves » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:50 am

cool, thanks for the response bridge.....can't wait to see the trail cam pics sitting over the bed TC
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