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My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby dreaming bucks » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:09 am

Well, as some of you might remember, I made these 4x4 rubbing post / rope licking branch a few months ago. Yesterday I went to the woods to put up one last hang on stand, so I grabbed the card out of this camera while I was there....

I got this buck checking out the rope, smelling it...... So there is some interest there, hopefully when the horns turn hard, they use the rubbing post..... Thanks for the tips Mike.

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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:15 am

Cool - look forward to seeing your results!
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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby shogan » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:25 am

That's a great idea! Seems to be at least getting their attention! Good luck!
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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:39 am

Cool!

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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby Philski » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:08 am

Keep us posted.

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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby HoosierG5 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:14 am

Very cool. Is there a specific kind of rope you used? I read an article about it in a hunting mag and thought thry discussed a specific rope.

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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby dreaming bucks » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:25 am

HoosierG5 wrote:Very cool. Is there a specific kind of rope you used? I read an article about it in a hunting mag and thought thry discussed a specific rope.

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I know some have used Manila rope, but honestly, I just went down to my local hardware store and found some of this 1" rope, and I don't believe it said anything about being Manila rope... It's pretty early to tell, but at least there does seem to be some interest in them... Hoping for some real good results when they start rubbing and scraping, but I'm not going to hold my breath... :pray:
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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:41 am

I've been waiting for this thread. It will be interesting to see your results.
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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby dreaming bucks » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:47 am

BassBoysLLP wrote:I've been waiting for this thread. It will be interesting to see your results.


I have a total of 4 of them out, with camera's on 3 of them. I did put the cam's up about 9 or 10 feet in a tree, hoping they don't spot them. All the places I put the post, are good spots for buck routs anyway, so I'm hoping they stop to check them out on their way through, as I have hang on's close to all of them...
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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby Mike » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:05 am

Looks good! The only thing to maybe try would be to get the vegetation lower and open up a scrape under the rope. The more it stands out the better, but cool weather will knock that veg down.

Looking forward to the pics

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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby Stanley » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:28 am

Cool.
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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby buckeye » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:31 am

This should be great to follow along.

Thanks for the effort.

Was any thought put into using a real tree trunk, like a young maple? Bucks here love to tear up maples.
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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby dreaming bucks » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:42 am

buckeye wrote:This should be great to follow along.

Thanks for the effort.

Was any thought put into using a real tree trunk, like a young maple? Bucks here love to tear up maples.


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Yes, I thought about using real tree's also, as I'm sure it would work good, but I was looking for an idea in that the rubbing post would last many years, & it just seems like the bucks love rubbing on cedars around where I hunt, but there is not much of any cedar's on my land.

I also rubbed in some Texas cedar oil into the main rubbing spot on the post, as Mike said this seems to draw them in the first year.
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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby dreaming bucks » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:08 am

Mike wrote:Looks good! The only thing to maybe try would be to get the vegetation lower and open up a scrape under the rope. The more it stands out the better, but cool weather will knock that veg down.

Looking forward to the pics

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ya, I actually had a pretty good mock scrape under the rope, but it really grew back in with vegetation. Maybe I will clear out some of that vegetation, but then again, I really don't want to go back there until I hunt it.... I probably will just let it be for this year, and yes, once it cools down, all that stuff will be gone...
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Re: My rubbing post & Licking branch project

Unread postby Mike » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:36 am

Gotcha yes I have had that happen. Now I put a little ground clear on there and it's good to go for the year.

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