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Scenario #1

Unread postby Mountain man 89 » Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:52 pm

1. Peak rut, pressured land, Your in hill country with no ag, swamps, etc...a lot of continuous timber. You see a rub line, what’s your next move?


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Re: Scenario #1

Unread postby dan » Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:52 pm

Find assumed over looked bedding and set up on the edge of it, preferably top 1/3 leeward.
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Re: Scenario #1

Unread postby brancher147 » Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Depends where the rub line is and if it’s fresh with fresh tracks. If it’s in a bottom or in wide open timber I would follow sign up to upper 1/3 bedding points or thicker areas and find somewhere to setup. If the rubline is upper 1/3 near suspected bedding and cover I would get as close to suspected bedding as possible. If rub line is old from early season no fresh tracks then I keep looking.
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Re: Scenario #1

Unread postby Mountain man 89 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:43 am

Thanks for the reply guys.
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Re: Scenario #1

Unread postby Trout » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:52 am

I still haven't had much success hunting rub lines in open hardwoods, any time of season on pressured land in Michigan or lightly pressured land in Ohio. I would use that rub line to say, yeah, there is a buck in the area, but if it was peak rut, I would try and locate the nearest doe bedding areas and hope that buck pays them a visit. Maybe if I had some other piece of intel that said the buck was actively using that rub line at the time, I might sit it but I've become a believer that staying close to doe activity is the best bet for the rut.


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