Anybody else wonder or think that bucks prefer cedar trees over others to rub?
Why bucks display tree-species preference for signpost rubbing has been a long-running scientific debate.
The primary theories are:
1) They prefer soft-barked trees.
2) They prefer trees with aromatic bark
3) They prefer trees with a bright inner bark.
The problem is, bucks in different geographic regions have different preferred species for making signpost rubs. Of all the different species preferences I've seen listed, the only one of the three theories that holds true for all preferences is #3--bright inner bark.