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Scouting pics

Unread postby Dewey » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:19 am

Here are some rubs I have found on public land so far this year while I was scouting.
These two pics were from the last day of bowhunting this year.
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These are rubs I found recently in a public marsh and state forest. Most are on islands in a cattail marsh that are very hard to access during the hunting season unless the ice is safe to get to them but should be able to get in with chest waders. I think most of these bucks are still around since I found some of their bedding areas and found very large tracks.
I actually found one island that looked like three different bucks bedded on during a snowstorm. All three very large beds were facing a different direction almost like they were guarding the island!! I never seen this before. Unfortunately I did not take good a picture of this.
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A few more great pics.
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Hopefully I can put it all together this year to get on some nice bucks. It seems like I am doing more and more scouting every year and it has definately been paying off the last few years.


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Re: Scouting pics

Unread postby venisonassassin » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:28 am

Those are definitely some sweet rubs! I bet the buck(s) that made those has a lot of antler burrs.
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Re: Scouting pics

Unread postby Dewey » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:53 am

venisonassassin wrote:Those are definitely some sweet rubs! I bet the buck(s) that made those has a lot of antler burrs.

A few of the rubs are probably from the same buck but most of them are miles apart so they are from numerous bucks.

Hopefully I can get them on camera later this summer so I can see how big they really are.
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Unread postby Swampthing » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:08 am

You sure you ain,nt chasing a moose there ? Those are huge good luck
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Unread postby Zap » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:11 am

Sweet, thanks for posting such nice pics. :D

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Unread postby PredatorTC » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:51 pm

THose rubs are huge!! hopefully your chasing a boone and crockett!!!
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Unread postby Boo » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:08 pm

Nice pics. Looks like you are onto some nice deer!
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Unread postby huntinnurse » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:39 am

Good job finding those!!!!!
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Re: Scouting pics

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:35 am

great find on those rubs 8-)
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Re: Scouting pics

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:07 am

Cool, thanks for sharing, now you gatta develop a plan to slay the Beast!
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Unread postby Dewey » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:13 pm

Black Squirrel wrote:Cool, thanks for sharing, now you gatta develop a plan to slay the Beast!

As you can see from the picture I posted there are a few beavers in the area. If they keep chewing down trees I won't have any to put my stand in!! :evil: There are very few in the marsh the way it is and they chewed down about a dozen decent size trees already. :shock:
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Unread postby Zap » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:57 pm

Beaver makes a fine meal. :)

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Re: Scouting pics

Unread postby venisonassassin » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:27 am

Zap wrote:Beaver makes a fine meal. :)

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Oh Yeah ;)
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Unread postby venisonassassin » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:28 am

Dewey wrote:
Black Squirrel wrote:Cool, thanks for sharing, now you gatta develop a plan to slay the Beast!

As you can see from the picture I posted there are a few beavers in the area. If they keep chewing down trees I won't have any to put my stand in!! :evil: There are very few in the marsh the way it is and they chewed down about a dozen decent size trees already. :shock:


Sounds like it's time for some trapping :)
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Re: Scouting pics

Unread postby ihookem » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:53 pm

Here is a rub I come across today. Not real agressive but a big tree. Image


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