Reading into early rubs

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Reading into early rubs

Unread postby PLB » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:06 am

I was scouting up north yesterday. Mainly walking an oak ridge checking for acorns. Didn't find but a few. While I was walking
out I noticed a rub. Then everywhere I looked more rubs. Counted 12 leading from the oaks to the swamp. Nothing huge but pretty ripped up for Sept.2.I have found rubs before in this exact spot. Decided against a camera. I'm going to hunt the edge of the bedding area and see what kind of buck shows up. Thoughts??

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Re: Reading into early rubs

Unread postby Dewey » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:14 am

Sounds like velvet rubs. I'm sure you could still use the rubs to pattern the buck for opening day since he probably is making them traveling from bedding in the swamp to the oak ridges. Worth checking out with one sit for sure.
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Re: Reading into early rubs

Unread postby Stanley » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:04 am

I think if you have an area all rubbed up there is good potential for a buck sighting. In an area that has buck rubs year after year great place to put a camera and gather intel for next year. Set it and forget it. Might be too late this year especially if you are going to hunt the area. Not everything you do or scout is for this year it could be for years to come.
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Re: Reading into early rubs

Unread postby dan » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:24 am

If there is rubs there, there are bucks there... Get on the edge of the bedding leading to the oaks and give it a sit. Good plan.
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Re: Reading into early rubs

Unread postby PLB » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:15 am

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Re: Reading into early rubs

Unread postby Stevew77 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:25 am

Looks about the same as the rubs and scrapes I found on a transition along some pin oaks dropping. Kill em'

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Re: Reading into early rubs

Unread postby PLB » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:13 am

dan wrote:If there is rubs there, there are bucks there... Get on the edge of the bedding leading to the oaks and give it a sit. Good plan.

Thanks Dan, I need a SW wind which is common early season. I'm thinking about setting up there opening evening wind permitting. I'm not buying the velvet rub theory some mentioned. I personally don't believe that.
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Re: Reading into early rubs

Unread postby Brandon » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:24 am

rubs coming from a bedding area are the best kind.

i dont pay any attention to rubs unless they are heading towards/from beddding.
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