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#3347922 - 09/05/13 09:11 AM Planting a Buck Rub?
tnbucs1
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http://www.qdma.com/articles/stop-a-buck-in-his-tracks-plant-a-buck-rub

I didn't want to hi-jack the other thread regarding 10 things we know about mature bucks which is a great article but found this one interesting.
Has anyone tried this? Do you think it would be effective?

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#3347968 - 09/05/13 09:55 AM Re: Planting a Buck Rub? [Re: tnbucs1]
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I know of several hunters/managers in the North have success with artificial rub posts. However, in the Southeast, bucks tend to shy away from rubbing non-living trees. That doesn't mean they won't, they just tend not to.

Personally, I've had FAR more success with mock scrapes than mock rubs.
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#3348152 - 09/05/13 12:06 PM Re: Planting a Buck Rub? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
I know of several hunters/managers in the North have success with artificial rub posts. However, in the Southeast, bucks tend to shy away from rubbing non-living trees. That doesn't mean they won't, they just tend not to.

Personally, I've had FAR more success with mock scrapes than mock rubs.
Wondering what you mean by "success",hunting or getting pics?
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#3348354 - 09/05/13 03:23 PM Re: Planting a Buck Rub? [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: BSK
I know of several hunters/managers in the North have success with artificial rub posts. However, in the Southeast, bucks tend to shy away from rubbing non-living trees. That doesn't mean they won't, they just tend not to.

Personally, I've had FAR more success with mock scrapes than mock rubs.
Wondering what you mean by "success",hunting or getting pics?


Getting bucks to come to the fake "tree" (rubbing post).
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#3348963 - 09/06/13 01:16 AM Re: Planting a Buck Rub? [Re: BSK]
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Mark Drury on Bow Madness shows a similar set up but he uses a tree he cuts that has several limbs still on it that he puts in the ground in the food plot. It worked for him and was pretty neat. Seems like a good idea. Like BSK. was saying it may not work around here idk. The Drury's were in Missouri hunting.
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#3349149 - 09/06/13 08:23 AM Re: Planting a Buck Rub? [Re: bbuck14]
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 Originally Posted By: bbuck14
Mark Drury on Bow Madness shows a similar set up but he uses a tree he cuts that has several limbs still on it that he puts in the ground in the food plot. It worked for him and was pretty neat. Seems like a good idea. Like BSK. was saying it may not work around here idk. The Drury's were in Missouri hunting.


It seems to work very well in both agricultural areas, and areas further north. But then northern whitetails, even mature bucks, are MUCH more active in daylight than our southern whitetails are. And I have no idea why.
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#3349395 - 09/06/13 12:05 PM Re: Planting a Buck Rub? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: BSK
I know of several hunters/managers in the North have success with artificial rub posts. However, in the Southeast, bucks tend to shy away from rubbing non-living trees. That doesn't mean they won't, they just tend not to.

Personally, I've had FAR more success with mock scrapes than mock rubs.
Wondering what you mean by "success",hunting or getting pics?


Getting bucks to come to the fake "tree" (rubbing post).
I mean,do you get "hunting" success from mock scrapes,or "pics" success from mock scrapes?
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#3349710 - 09/06/13 04:42 PM Re: Planting a Buck Rub? [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
I mean,do you get "hunting" success from mock scrapes,or "pics" success from mock scrapes?


Pics. I don't hunt mock scrapes or rubs (or real scrapes or rubs either). I hunt sign concentrations, but I don't say, "Look at that big scrape, I'm going to set up looking over that scrape." But I certainly do hunt sign concentrations (areas that have a lot of fresh sign--many, many large rubs and clusters of scrapes). Now often I can't even see the scrapes/rubs from my stand, by I am hunting the travel corridors leading through the concentrated sign area. The sign is there for a reason. It indicates that location is a high deer interaction area--and intersection of multiple deer travel patterns.
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#3349778 - 09/06/13 05:55 PM Re: Planting a Buck Rub? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
I mean,do you get "hunting" success from mock scrapes,or "pics" success from mock scrapes?


Pics. I don't hunt mock scrapes or rubs (or real scrapes or rubs either). I hunt sign concentrations, but I don't say, "Look at that big scrape, I'm going to set up looking over that scrape." But I certainly do hunt sign concentrations (areas that have a lot of fresh sign--many, many large rubs and clusters of scrapes). Now often I can't even see the scrapes/rubs from my stand, by I am hunting the travel corridors leading through the concentrated sign area. The sign is there for a reason. It indicates that location is a high deer interaction area--and intersection of multiple deer travel patterns.


X2. All he is basically saying is he is there. More than likely, very close. When I find these areas, I will get out immediately and not go back until the weather and conditions are right. As far as cameras, being that I might only find 1 or 2 of these each year and that I only have 2 black flash cameras, ill put one in that area. More than likely, if not disturbed, he is coming through that specific area right after dark or right at daylight (atleast that's your best odds as a hunter during hunting hours)....I just hope he is a little early in the evening or late in the morning. These small travel corridors mapped out from where I think he will be (going or coming to bed) and where this sign is and where I think he is coming from or going (say a feeding area) can be dynamite if not disturbed and hunted correctly when the weather cooperates. Getting those in line is the hardest part for the average hunter, as well as the most experienced hunters, IMO!
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#3349803 - 09/06/13 06:16 PM Re: Planting a Buck Rub? [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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Well said JCDEERMAN. I agree about putting a black-flash camera in those areas. I've got a couple of traditional scrape concentrations that I might leave a black-flash camera on from mid-October to mid-December, or even longer.
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