Da Turdy Pointer?

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Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby Stingray713 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:15 am

Not sure what happened to this tree.

Any thoughts?

Not a great picture but there was scarring on the other side like brow tines sometimes make.

Anyone ever see a deer stand up and make a rub because it’s around 8 feet tall.
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby BRoth82 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:45 am

It's a bigfoot back scratching post. :lol:
It doesn't look that deep..... :o
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby Jurist » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:57 am

I think that is a rub made by someone with a set of beast sticks to throw off other hunters. Ummm I have seen that before somewhere.
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby KRONIIK » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:01 am

That doesn't look like a buck rub to me; it looks more like somebody nicked the bark low and cleanly peeled a strip off it.
I have seen somewhat similar "tall" rubs. But I don't think they often rub seriously while standing on their hind legs, they shove the sapling over and straddle it and just work it over horizontally.

When they walk away it springs back upright.
(Sometimes.)

They will stand on hind legs to scent-mark an overhanging branch over a scrape, but that's not really a true "rub" as we generally refer to them.
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby HudsonBay » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:04 am

Moose in your part of the country?
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby Stingray713 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:12 am

HudsonBay wrote:Moose in your part of the country?


Nope I’m in the foothills of Virginia.

I’ll get some better pictures next time I get over that way, phone was cold and struggling with the up close pics
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby Crazinamatese » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:26 am

Could be hunter doing that to mark a trail to their tree.
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby PublicLand » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:51 am

Elk?
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby Ishi Spirit » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:25 am

Are there horses in this area?
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby Stingray713 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:28 am

It’s pretty remote, definitely no other hunters.

Or elk or horses I don’t believe.

Haven’t seen any road apples laying around
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby live2hunt » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:25 pm

Looks like a machete chopped at it. When I first saw it made me think of an episode of meat eater where they made a game carrier out of tree bark.
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby 1STRANGEWILDERNESS » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:26 pm

Must’ve been that world record 5 pt..
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby Stingray713 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:33 pm

1STRANGEWILDERNESS wrote:Must’ve been that world record 5 pt..


Different spot, this guy runs things here.
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby 1STRANGEWILDERNESS » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:14 am

compared to the 5.. HES NOTHING
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Re: Da Turdy Pointer?

Unread postby stash59 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:54 am

Elk will quite often push a tree over with their chest, while rubbing. Haven't seen a whitetail do this, but it is a possibility.
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