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Old 03-13-2008, 04:06 PM
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This is one of the biggest rubs I have ever seen if not the biggest. The tallest "gash" in the tree is a little over 4 feet tall. The tree also has about a 12inch diameter. If I had bears in the area I would have thought a bear made it. This buck must have been mad at the world The buck actually rubbed on two trees as you can see in the photo
I KNOW THE PIC IS SMALL BUT YOU HAVE TO LOOK CLOSE AT THE BOTTOM OF BOTH TREES AND YOU CAN SEE THE RUBS. . .
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:54 PM
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Thats a very impressive rub. I've seen one in an ash tree about 20" in diameter in NH and 1 in another state in a tree about 24" in diameter. Would love to see the deer take can make rubs like that one there and the others I've seen. Probably scare me.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:08 PM
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Man what a rub, might be time to set up the cameras!
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:15 PM
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I saw something like that on a hunt at Oak ridge national lab where they work on all the nukes. I didn't know what in the world it was then I heard a week later that some of the Elk had migrated down from Royal Blue.

That is pretty impressive.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:51 PM
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ya sure you dont have bears?that looks a bear did that to me
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:56 PM
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As far as I know there have NEVER been any bears in my part of Texas (Austin County)
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No Bear. nowhere near high enough up the tree to be a bear. A bear reaches up as high as it can to say "see how big I am?" You can almost always see marks, like a rake in the sand, from each claw on a paw.
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Uh-Oh, is Boggy Creek in Texas? The last pic could look like a good rub but the others are quite unique. Hard to say.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:43 PM
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It almost has to be a deer. All we have out there (that I know of) are bobcats, coyotes, deer, the occasional wild pig, coons, etc. but NO bears
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The Louisiana Black Bear (subspeciesU. a. luteolus) is on the federal threatened species list. It is not known to be found in Texas, although potential habitat exists in the eastern part of the state.

Distribution Today, Black Bears are found predominantly in the Appalachian area of the eastern U.S. across Canada to the Northern Pacific Coast. In addition, Black Bears are found in most of the Gulf Coast states and the Rocky Mountains.

Other If you judge by recent reported sightings, the Black Bear is making a significant comeback in Texas.



THIS WAS ON TEXAS GAME AND FISH SITE, MAY WANT TO GET TRAIL CAM SET-UP.

I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT TOP OF 1ST PICTURE YOU'LL SEE "LINES IN SAND" TYPE MARKS RONN REFFERED TO. AS FAR AS BEING TOO LOW, COULD BE THAT'S WHERE INSECTS WERE HE WAS TRYING TO GET TO.

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