I was out turkey hunting today and was covering some ground when I got into an area where some rubs started popping up
. Figured I would take a break from the grueling turkey chase and do some buck scouting. Down the hill from me was a 30-40 acre cattail/tamarack mixed swamp and I knew that was where I needed to look. As soon as I got to the low ground I sank in up to my knees and I knew it was going to be good. The tamaracks were loaded with beds and there was hair all over in there. I focused on a point of the higher tamarack ground that jutted out into the cattails. There I found a single decent sized rub which was about 20 yards from a big bed.
I picked a tree to hunt this spot and followed a main trail back to the mainland. 50 yards from the hard transition was this nice tall rub.
Looks like one of the better spots I have found this year as far as sign goes.
Also found this little shed in an unrelated spot while searching for turkeys.
Also stumbled upon a heron nesting site. I did not know they built nests in trees but here they were, probably a dozen of them building nests waaay up on top of a big hill above a marsh.