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Hey guys so I did a little scouting yesterday and came across this rub. Thought it was a little strange that it looks like the browtines where the only thing that touched the tree. The other side of the tree was untouched. So my question is do you think this could have been a decent sized buck or is it more likely that it was a spike that just hit a larger tree?


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You know my buddy said that too but it was in zone15 I didn't think there where many bears if any in that area


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I wanna say it's probably like 6 or 7 inches in diameter


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could easily be a 1.5yr spike/y... size of rub doesn't always equal size of buck.
 

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That was not made by a spike. I do npt think it was just brow tines either. He rubbed one side of his rack then the other side without changing where he was standing that is why there are two bare areas with a space between them. I am thinking that its at least a halfway decent buck.
 

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lol made by your hunting neighbor who doesn't want you to find the real rub line hahahah
 

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....good luck....sure seems like a buck!

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Is that on a healthy tree. The bark appears to be peeling.the bark os actually curling. That may be why it is that big.
 

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Yea I guess it could be made by another hunter but hopefully it's a decent buck haha.... And yea the tree looked healthy to me


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Is that on a healthy tree. The bark appears to be peeling.the bark os actually curling. That may be why it is that big.
Black birch do that quickly after being rubbed. We have lots of black birch, especially young trees that bucks love to rub and we see that same thing often.
 

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Black birch do that quickly after being rubbed. We have lots of black birch, especially young trees that bucks love to rub and we see that same thing often.
Good to know. Thanks. I am.not to familiar with that wood. It just seemed old looking.
 
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