Slipping into my hunting clothes, I checked the wind one last time. To be safe, I headed to the stand… more
Last month, we discussed a variety of rubs, including velvet-shedding rubs and mock-combat rubs. This month, we’ll delve into the much more complicated world of scent-post, or scent-communication, rubs. Without a doubt, these are the most significant rubs to hunters.
What good old red-blooded American hunter’s pulse does not quicken when he hears these words whispered in the fall woods? Like scrapes, rubs are one of the most exciting and informative types of sign left by a buck in the fall woods. But in order to benefit from what rubs can tell us, we’ve got to be able to understand them.
Mature bucks use their noses in ways that hunters often fail to understand, and this lack of understanding comes with a heavy price. By learning as much as we can about the way bucks use the “scent factor” as a survival tool, we might just increase our odds of filling a tag.
When multiple bucks start circling around a “hot” doe, the trophy hunter is treated to one of the most exciting — and potentially most productive — events of the entire deer season. If this golden opportunity ever comes your way, here’s how to play it right.