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Alright guys I'm needing some clarification here. I've hunted all season here in NC and I killed a good 7 pointer early September (he had already shed his velvet) But now, I've got another buck coming into the area I guess looking for does. In a circular area of about 50 yards I've found 20+ long rubs. I know there fresh and not from the 7 pointer. This buck was also in the area about the same time last year but I never had the time to get out and hunt like this year. What information could I get from these rubs? The 4 biggest rubs are leading into a field, others go back to his bedding area, and the rest are at the bottom of the hill. Why is he making these rubs now? And what kind of pattern should I expect from him if any? Thanks everybody!

Question by lane408. Uploaded on November 15, 2012

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from steve182 wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

Rubbing this time of year is an agressive behavior. He is marking his territory, much like a scrape. All you can really surmise from it is that he is using the area. I would hunt this spot now. Bucks are on their feet cruising during the day now. If you can hunt this spot all day, do it. If not, any time on stand is better than not. Use scent liberally now. Estrous especially but buck scent too won't hurt.

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from steve182 wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

Rubbing this time of year is an agressive behavior. He is marking his territory, much like a scrape. All you can really surmise from it is that he is using the area. I would hunt this spot now. Bucks are on their feet cruising during the day now. If you can hunt this spot all day, do it. If not, any time on stand is better than not. Use scent liberally now. Estrous especially but buck scent too won't hurt.

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