The ideal rub tree will be cut around 8 feet in length and have a couple of overhead branches that will be within reach of the bucks but still be above the actual rubbing
area of the tree.
I'm hoping the whitetail rubbing
behaviors I'm going to describe in this article will help you locate and bag more bucks in the coming seasons.
Also, the phase characteristic of a disk rubbing
with a ring supported elastically was used to explain the mechanism of stiffness increase phenomenon .
One plant species observed to suffer severe and targeted antler rubbing
is the rare and threatened Yellow-wood Acronychia oblongifolia (Peel et al.
can do the most damage to small, young, flexible trees--the ones deer seem to like best in the fall.
is also a way to gather, collect and share collections with friends.
just launched and causing a bit of a stir are new products from Olives et Al; a hot new sauce made with a kick of Harissa, a new Sticky Nut Butter that is sticky and extremely nutty, a new Juniper Rub for rubbing
into all kinds of things, and a jar packed with beautifully preserved.
The final chapter, entitled "The Rice and the Chaff," gives sensible advice on what to look for when deciding the age and value of a given rubbing
. I had to smile when I read Starr's cautionary words: "One must know the qualifications of the documenter and, even when the credentials are excellent, be able to read between the lines to determine the writer's true sentiments.
Whether intentional or not, by rubbing
a tree, a buck is communicating both its identity and social rank.
I don't know if it was my friend's air of calm rubbing
off, or if I finally happened upon the right combination of food and interesting books to keep Jamilet occupied, but whatever the reason, my normally super-active little girl stayed settled and content on my lap.