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Question by Hunt-Fish-Live. Uploaded on January 11, 2010
where i hunt in ky they are almost always on cedar trees and when they aren't, they are always on a rough bark tree.
I've seen them on just about every type of tree around here in MI. From pines to maples to magnolias and even on wood fence posts. From my experience, it seems that the softer the bark the better. The more damage they can do, the more they seem to like it.
Her in Georgia they will rub anything! Loblolly Pine, small Oaks, China Berry, Red Cedar and Sweet Gum seem the most prevalent.
anything and everything here in SD. I've seen 6" trees whittled down to nothing and fenceposts whittled down and broke off.
I really don't think it matters about what type of tree it is. What matters is the location and size of the tree.
alot of types besides pine trees in my area
You may also be wondering which types of trees they use at which stage of the rut. There has been a lot of good research going into this. You can find out for your area what the bucks are rubbing for signposts and when. And you can find out what the bucks are using for aggression rubs and for getting their necks built up. And you will also find that big bucks rub on large trees and small trees and shrubs but small bucks rub only smaller trees and shrubs, there again that is relative to where you live. It is an interesting subject but more is being learned all the time.
I'm not sure about the type of tree, but they do make rubs on saplings and smaller trees of that sort.
I have seen more rubs on cedar trees than all of the other trees combined. Where I hunt in Maine, you can count on deer working the cedar over!
I've always noticed them mostly on pine, cedar, and oak saplings
In Kansas just about anything is fair game but Cedar seems to be a high priority.
They mostly lean towards soft woods
i have seen them on all sort of trees but alot of the hardwoods and there are very few rubs on cedars here in Nebraska but our trees its very hard to get to the trunk for the deer to rub but i see them almost anywhere
I'm in Georgia too and they hit everything here. Most of the rubs I see are saplings about an inch or two in diameter. They seem to like to make a pretty thick trail of stripped and broken saplings that they can mark and watch.
I see their rubs on red willows all the time
just about anything the can get their horns on, but the most popular I find are cedars and small pines
In WV the deer like locust trees and oaks,. however I have seen rubs on almost any kind of tree.
In Oklahoma I see most rubs on saplings.
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