Tracking the maker of a "Super rub"

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Re: Tracking the maker of a "Super rub"

Unread postby Zona » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:40 am

Went back out to the rub site this afternoon to do a little more scouting.

My walking stick is 50 inches long. The highest tine mark is 46" from the ground.
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Found another rub/bed site of his. This rub has tine marks up to 45".
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What I have learned.
1. The beds do not look to be primary beds. Still a lot of leaf matter in them.
2. The buck does not do much rubbing. I found 6 different rubs in the 200 acre area, TOTAL. All but one was within 50 yards of the beds. Which I find really strange. There are doe in the area, but the rubbing is very low.
3. He is not currently in the area. Did not cut a buck track in the snow within 1/2 mile of the beds.
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Re: Tracking the maker of a "Super rub"

Unread postby Zona » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:42 am

dan wrote:Im fairly confident some of those are buck beds... Especially the lowest red dot.

That lower red dot had a pair of bobcats living there. They had tracks everywhere.
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Re: Tracking the maker of a "Super rub"

Unread postby whitetailassasin » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:45 pm

If all but one of those rubs was within 50 yds of the bed you found that's good! You've found his staging area. Piecing the puzzle together. If the beds arent being used now, could be because winter and food and pressure. Could be early season or rut spot. I'll bet there are more beds close by you just haven't found them yet. You will though. Sounding like a good place to kill one.

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Re: Tracking the maker of a "Super rub"

Unread postby Zona » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:22 pm

whitetailassasin wrote:If all but one of those rubs was within 50 yds of the bed you found that's good! You've found his staging area. Piecing the puzzle together. If the beds arent being used now, could be because winter and food and pressure. [glow=red]Could be early season or rut spot[/glow]. I'll gurantee there are more beds close by you just haven't found them yet. You will though. Sounding like a good place to kill one.

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That is what I am thinking. I found enough sign to put more time in the area in the spring.


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