Friday, October 24, 2008

Buck Rub

It is the season for the mighty whitetail buck to start leaving more evidence of his secretive summer presence. This is the second rub in a weeks time that I've discovered in the close vicinity. The Hawthorne trees seem to be the focus of the rubs. That is a fact I will have to keep in mind when looking for other rubs, and scrapes, to see how common it is in this timber. Yesterday, this rub did not exist in an area I have begun to groom as a resting spot behind my garden. This little cul-de-sac has been a very popular meeting place for deer of all ages in the past. It is to the south of the hickory that fell a few months ago.The perfect spot to create a funnel for the upcoming shotgun season in December...

9 comments:

SimplyOutdoors said...

What a great rub. And sounds like you already have your plans set for December.

Artemis - 12monthsOFwinter said...

Good luck with the hunting come December- and thank you for the nice comment on my art! :)

CDGardens said...

Artemis - Thank you for stopping by Timber Life. I
appreciate your well wishes for hunting in December.

I do like your art and photographs. ;)

CDGardens said...

Simply Outdoors - This little cul-de-sac is just one of the "deer super highway" rest stops.

My mentor believes they will travel our common fence line. Head across my pasture and go to the cornfield after harvest. A pattern that reminds me of last year when we had corn in our rotation. ;)

Windyridge said...

Now that's a decent rub! My boys are out in their stands as I write. They have been seeing plenty of activity already. unlike last year.

CDGardens said...

Windyridge - It was a highlight of my day when I found the rub in such close proximity to the house.

Tell the boys Good Hunting for me please! ;)

Tom Sorenson said...

good sing! Always makes the heart beat just a little bit quicker and the steps a little bouncier!

Marian Love Phillips said...

Be right over with my gun!!! That has to be a real nice buck! A good post Timber Life!!! :)

CDGardens said...

Tom Sorenson/Marian Love Phillips - The sight of that rub was a real eye opener! I sure was wishing my trail cameras were working. ;)