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    little help

    May just be my scouting skills or lack there of but I have not come across any rubs this season. I am new to the area and hunt a 400 acre private property as well as public land. I've also covered a lot of ground scouting before the season. Found a lot of trails/bedding areas. Seen does just about every time I have been on a stand but only one button buck. Is the ratio of bucks to does that small or am I missing something. It's been a couple years since I have been in the woods so I'm down for any advice?

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    Hunt where you are seeing the doe. The bucks will show up. Rubs only indicate that a buck was there. No guarantee he'll be back.

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    X7 thats what thought. When the rut starts I would hope to see a few bucks running around with these groups of does. Just found it strange not to see any sign.

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    So far I have seen a lot less rubs than usual this year, even in places that I have seen a lot of bucks.

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    Someone once told me that if there is a dominant buck in the area the less mature ones may not leave any signs at all. Don't know how much truth there is to that.

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    I've seen very few rubs & scrapes so far... I have a few that are hit every year but not yet this year
    The act of killing is visceral .......




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    Btw subordinate bucks do 60% of the breeding. They will still rub & tend scrapes
    The act of killing is visceral .......




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    Very few rubs and scraps this year also, so far.











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    Thanks for the input. Now I don't feel so bad.

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    I've got a bunch of bucks on a camera and literally one or 2 rubs within a few hundred yards of the area. Either get yourself in there to see whats going on or use a trail camera. enjoy the experience. don't let sightings or lack thereof discourage you. you will learn something each time you are in there. Nick

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