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Offline Buckewe

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Blacktail rubs
« on: June 06, 2018, 08:47:36 AM »
While out wandering around the woods I came across a couple different areas that have lots of rubs. Each spot has 10 or more runs in a 100 foot area. They are from the past rut on with big trails coming in and out. The surrounding area is super thick westside brush.would you hunt in the area where the rubs are or the trails leading to the area.
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Re: Blacktail rubs
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2018, 04:27:20 PM »
If there are elk in the area, I'd first determine which species made the rub.  Those look like elk rubs to me, though it is impossible to tell without seeing them in person. 

Elk will typically rub alder from about waist high up to maybe shoulder height, depending on the size of the animal.  Blacktail rub sometimes at ground level, but often knee high up to waist high. A buck averages somewhere around 40 inches tall at the back, so when they bend their head down to rub, it won't be a lot higher than that.  A close inspection of the rub often reveals animal hair remaining in a rub that can remain for several months.  Long and black: elk.  Short and gray: deer.

As far as hunting rubs - some people just sit hidden but close by and wait it out (if they the bucks are actively rubbing).  Some set up for rattling or grunting sessions believing the animal is relatively close by and you are an intruder into their territory.  Many don't hunt rublines at all.  (that's my take on it anyways).
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Re: Blacktail rubs
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2018, 06:29:16 PM »
My area i get them pretty high up the tree. Partially because if they are in deep snow that elevates them they gain some height. I have no elk in my area so its definitely deer.
Yes for sure hunt them or at least put a camera on them so you'll know what caliber of bucks are running the line.
I have spots like that we put cameras every year for hunting and shed hunting. They always produce pictures of bucks.
Most of the time it seems on ours they are running a loop so we don't consistently get them day after day. It's more like every three days.Sometimes day sometimes night.

 

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