Muzzy Moment: Do Horizontal Rubs Work?

Muzzy Moment: Do Horizontal Rubs Work?

Ingenuity can happen at the most unexpected of times. And as any prudent hunter knows all too well, resourcefulness is one of the most useful skills we take with us into the woods.

While visiting Yellowstone National Park during the elk rut, Ted Miller noticed several elk using a downed pine tree as a rub. Fascinated by this behavior, Miller adopted the idea and applied it to the whitetail woods by using two fence posts for support and fastening a scotch pine limb horizontally, roughly two feet off the ground. Since then, he's captured countless bucks on trail camera using his horizontal rub as a sign post for scent checking.

Check out this Muzzy Moment and the interesting whitetail behavior that could have an impact on your hunting and scouting strategies. Will you be implementing this into your strategy?

Popular Videos

Deer Factory: Minnesota Property Overview

James Kroll and Pat Hogan begin a new Deer Factory project in west central Minnesota.

Fundamentals of the Bow Selection

On this edition of "On Target," Pat Hogan highlights the importance of applying the fundamentals of the draw cycle when it comes to the bow you select.

Wyoming Whitetail Crossbow Hunt

Imported video NAW14-WyomingWhitDr. James Kroll and Gordon Whittington are in Eastern Wyoming hunting whitetails with their crossbows.etailCrossbowHunt.mp4

See more Popular Videos

More Hunting Strategies

Hunting Strategies

From the Stand: Tree Stand Positioning

NAW TV - August 09, 2017

Mike Clerkin tackles the question of where to position your tree stand on the tree.

Hunting Strategies

Frigid Ohio Whitetail Bowhunt

NAW TV - August 07, 2017

Pat Hogan deals with single digit temperatures in his quest to nab a buck in Ohio.

Hunting Strategies

Dr. Deer: When to Rattle


Dr. James Kroll and Pat Hogan go in-depth on rattling strategies.

See More Hunting Strategies

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.