So i was doing a little reccy at my secondary hunting spot, and saw this....


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desidog
October 15, 2013, 04:34 PM
It's an 8-10" diameter Beech tree....

http://i43.tinypic.com/bhiziw.jpg

It will be my primary hunting spot until i see who made it.
i've seen plenty of 2-3" saplings, but never a scrape like this. It must be from last year or the year before that...I hope he's still in the neighborhood.

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Geno
October 15, 2013, 04:53 PM
Well, we all know what you'll be doing opening day. :). Awesome find there! Please post a picture of that deer after you bag it.

Geno

Outlaw Man
October 15, 2013, 04:54 PM
Nice!! I want to see him, too. ;)

Jaxondog
October 15, 2013, 05:06 PM
Might be a Bear!

40 rod
October 15, 2013, 05:20 PM
yum yum maple bark . A delicious side dish with " track Soup" LOL. A nice buck rub but he can be anywhere. Good hunting!!



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40 rod
October 15, 2013, 05:25 PM
a bear leaves 4 parallel . a cougar shreds. an Elk rubs higher , I vote Buck.

desidog
October 16, 2013, 01:07 PM
Well, this picture was taken in Greenwich CT, so bear and cougar are highly unlikely, and Elk even more improbable.

The question is if this guy met up with an SUV's grill yet, or if he's still out there...i'll put in a trail cam this weekend.

Quickdraw Limpsalot
October 16, 2013, 02:30 PM
It's an 8-10" diameter Beech tree....

It wasn't that big when that rub was made about two or three years ago.

Patocazador
October 16, 2013, 04:07 PM
It's just a normal tree bark pattern .. ignore it ... but give me the GPS coordinates just so I can check it out. ;)

jmr40
October 16, 2013, 06:59 PM
If that was indeed a buck rubbing on a tree it was several years ago. That deer could have died of old age by now. Of course some of his offspring could be in the area.

Sulaco
October 22, 2013, 09:50 AM
I tracked a deer this past Friday night and ended up in this little meadow down by a creek bed which is situated between a pine thicket and a forest of white oaks. Well on down from the meadow towards the creek and a little ways in to the thicket, there must have been 12 or more scrapes and rubs. It was like I had entered in to some sort of forbidden land of bucks or something. I've never seen anything like it. None of them were on trees that size, but some of them were impressive. The were ALL active. Just crazy. I killed two near there that evening and I bet you can guess where I'll be setup through this season!

Beach Nut
October 22, 2013, 12:41 PM
It is probably a deer, although a bobcat could be a possibility if they are in the area.
Put a trail camera nearby and see what happens if you decide not to hunt that
spot. How high do the rubs go up that tree? It's hard to tell from the picture.

desidog
October 22, 2013, 01:19 PM
It wasn't that big when that rub was made about two or three years ago.

It might have been an inch less, but its still the biggest tree i've seen rubbed.

It is probably 4 feet high.

Put a trail camera nearby

Already done on Sunday. It's at a choke point about 20 yards away; an opening in a stone wall. I bumped about 8 does on the way in.

BigBore44
October 22, 2013, 01:45 PM
I second that it is an old rub. At least one year old. Maybe two. The tree has already healed itself, leaving just scars behind. More than likely its just a young, average buck with a bad temper. That being said, a trail cam is still a good idea just to confirm. Also that means that buck is potentially 2 years older now. Could be in his prime.

Kingcreek
October 23, 2013, 09:42 AM
It's a tree fungus. Don't lean your wood stocked rifle against it or it might get infected. ;)

scallop
October 23, 2013, 06:32 PM
Actually it is a CT midget squatch. They just don't grow 'em big on the east coast.

Art Eatman
October 23, 2013, 09:25 PM
Once the velvet is off, there's no reason for a buck to come back to the tree--unless maybe he also did the pee-and-scrape thing on the ground nearby.

Re-visiting a scrape is a usual pattern in Ol' Bucky's travels.

MarkDido
October 27, 2013, 08:03 PM
could have been my cat.....

AKElroy
November 6, 2013, 12:05 AM
Once the velvet is off, there's no reason for a buck to come back to the tree--unless maybe he also did the pee-and-scrape thing on the ground nearby.

True, but placing 50 lbs of corn a week around the base of that tree may help.

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