11-17-2010, 07:36 AM
| | It screams Big Buck!
okay Here's the deal, Rifle season opened here in Vermont on Saturday the 13th., because the rut is not a typical rut this year I've been scouting more than hunting but over the course of 3 days I found a bunch of rubs nothing to get excited over until Yesterday (Tues. the 16th) upon entering the woods (45 degrees, slight fog, little to no wind) I began heading into my spot but something wasn't right the feel of the woods was different I was sensing something but couldn't tell why about 1/2 way to my stand I saw the reason a fresh rub no not the typical 1/2 to 3/4 sappling this was a 4" poplar tree and this wasn't just a regular rub,, the Buck that made it tore into the tree like he was mad at the world normally I wouldn't be surprised about finding this type of rub but this happened over night and I didn't find just this one rub, I found 4 others, 3 of them were tore up as bad as the first one I've seen new rubs throught my hunting years but this is the first time I have ever found 5 brand new rubs that all came into play over the course of just one night. I think now that this big boy has made his way into the neighborhood he's keeping the smaller bucks in check. All I can do at this point is just be there when he comes back into the area It's pouring out today so I'm going to give the area a break but tomorrow I'll be back in there and hopefully this Buck will come back in the area while I'm there.
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Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.