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#3034441 - 11/15/12 10:52 AM Mature buck rub?
Big Tasty
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Hey guys- I'm a newbie, and just found this new rub 30 yards from my stand on a tree bordering my food plot. Is this from a mature buck?


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#3034524 - 11/15/12 11:33 AM Re: Mature buck rub? [Re: Big Tasty]
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Not necessarily from a mature buck, but most likely from an older buck. Larger diameter rubs are almost always started by bucks 2 1/2 or older, but even 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 year-old bucks can innitiate some pretty darn big rubs.
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#3034545 - 11/15/12 11:43 AM Re: Mature buck rub? [Re: BSK]
BigD_625
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Good rub!
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#3034550 - 11/15/12 11:45 AM Re: Mature buck rub? [Re: BigD_625]
htnseymour
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Nice rub, now to find out what it is you will need it to hold still for aging, best way is to put shoot it then post pics. Or if you like send me those gps coordinates and I will find it for you.

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#3034555 - 11/15/12 11:47 AM Re: Mature buck rub? [Re: htnseymour]
deerhunter10
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Big and small deer can rub big or small trees just never know til you start hunting it.
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#3034570 - 11/15/12 11:54 AM Re: Mature buck rub? [Re: deerhunter10]
Phil1979
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Nice rub. Good luck.
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#3034620 - 11/15/12 12:20 PM Re: Mature buck rub? [Re: deerhunter10]
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
Big and small deer can rub big or small trees just never know til you start hunting it.


Not necessarily the case. All age bucks will initiate rubs on small-diameter trees. But only older bucks initiate rubs on large diameter trees. However, once initiated, all rubs are communal, in that every buck in the area may rework the rub another buck started. When it comes to true sign-post rubs (those trees that are rubbed year after year), every deer in the area will work them, and does will sniff and lick them. That is the rubs purpose--a communal "pheramone wick."
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#3034858 - 11/15/12 02:31 PM Re: Mature buck rub? [Re: BSK]
deerhunter10
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Haha your just full of info aren't ya... as i said before big and small bucks can rub big or small trees. As stated the scientific way in the post above me.
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#3034884 - 11/15/12 02:45 PM Re: Mature buck rub? [Re: deerhunter10]
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I think you missed the point dh10, if it's on a large diameter tree, it was 'started' by an older buck. So the size of the tree, no matter how many other bucks have rubbed on it, indicates there is an older deer in the area -

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#3034900 - 11/15/12 02:50 PM Re: Mature buck rub? [Re: ferg]
deerhunter10
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There is absolutely no way that anyone could prove that. Every buck has a different personality. So who says a little four point couldn't tear up a decent size tree. Science cannot prove that at all.
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