I've had 'em showing up for the last week, but only in one section of woods where I've got pics of a big 8 point and a bunch of little scraggly bucks. Quite a few rubs, too, but all small stuff. They don't seem to really start in earnest at my place until the teens of October, happens year after year around the same time for me.
"I'm a second order vegetarian, I only eat things that eat plants."
me and a buddy were on his farm sunday shooting the muzzleloaders and he found a rub on a tree that almost made me choke. was on a tree at the edge of the feild and was about a ten inch around tree and was just trashed from the base to about 3 feet high with a big fork in the tree having really deep marks in it on the out side of the main rub... was really nice and the brow tines marks were really deep, sure got my blood going, there was a nice rub line going up into the woods from that one with all the little sapling just being destroyed. man i hope i see that big boy some time soon..
“I’m a carnivore, I am a member of the NRA, whatever I kill I eat…” Brock Lesnar... Holds true for me too
Post by meatgrinder on Oct 10, 2007 21:27:05 GMT -5
MOST OF THE TIME WHEN YOU SEE SCRAPES EARLY IT IS THE MOST DOMINANT DEER IN YOUR AREA. COULD BE A 100 IN DEER OR A 200 IN DEER. PUT YOUR TRAIL CAMERA ON THOSE SCRAPES. AFTER YOU DETERMINE WHAT IT IS, YOULL KNOW WETHER OR NOT TO HUNT THAT DEER. ONCE THE SEEKING PHASE STARTS THAT DEER COULD BE GONE BUT A BIGGER ONE COULD SHOW UP AT ANY TIME. JUST A GOOD WAY TO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME PRIOR TO THE RUT. THATS JUST MY OPINION BUT IT DOES WORK FOR ME
Found a few fresh ones yesterday. One was in a spot, literally the SAME spot, where one was has been for the last 19 years!And thats just because I've only noticed it the last 19 years! Always the first one I find at this place and it STAYS open right thru the seasons. Makes me think it is more of a signpost type scrap. And it's in a textbook bottleneck.
EASTERN SHORE - PUBLIC LAND - CHANGED FIELD PLANTINGS AND VERY LOW WATER SUPPLY- FOUND WHAT WE BELEIVE WAS A VERY HEAVILY TRAVELED ARE TODAY IN SCOUTING A PUBLIC SPACE. WE SAW SEVERAL SCRAPES WITH SOME OVERHEAD DAMAGE TO THE ADJACENT OVEHANGING LIMBS. THEY WERE WELL SPACED ON A SOY FIELD THAT WAS ONCE CORN. LOTS OF TRACKS, DEFINATELY MARKED OUR SPOT FOR US. GOT US AWAY FROM OUR USUAL AREA. WISH US LUCK ON THE HARVEST MOON!! MIKE, PASADENA, MD