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Their are alot of these rubs like this and even bigger on the private land that i hunt. What do yall think of these am i just getting excited over nothing or do yall think its from a big territorial buck. I got alot of bucks on my trail cam but ive never seen any rubs like this before.

 
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i'm not buying it as a rub. here's why. to low to the ground, nothing outside of that raw wood. not sure what it is. almost looks like a chain saw being run up and down. if it is a buck he's grouchy.
 

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i'm not buying it as a rub. Here's why. To low to the ground, nothing outside of that raw wood. Not sure what it is. Almost looks like a chain saw being run up and down. If it is a buck he's grouchy.
i'm with ron theres no way that is a buck rub.it does look like chainsaw marks
 
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would a pig do that? there is also only tear out ont the bottom, none on top. not a pig the tear out again. huh?
 

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their definatly not chain saw marks ill post some more. Its just one of those things you have to see to believe.
 

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I seriously doubt it's a buck rub...as ronn said it is way too low for a buck...and the scrapes themselves looks a lot like chainsaw marks - and the far side of the tree (on the left hand side) is very flat, just like a chainsaw dug into it
 

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I was thinking maybe a Porcupine but even they aren't that aggressive, I doubt it was a Deer or a beaver,
A bear will scarth at trees leaving that type of pattern on the exterior bark but I've never seen a bear scrape into a tree that hard.
I'm leaning more towards a chainsaw too.
 

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Thats the only one that odd looking ill post some more tomorrow its my private land and i know that no one would go back in the middle of the woods with a chain saw and intentially do that. last season you could see on some of them that there was tracks leding up to them and they were fresh form where he rubbed it again. i think it just a big buck thats been around for awhile and hes just going around every year and rubbing those same trees. i know it looks crazy but most of them arnt that low to the ground.
 
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i'd like to see the others. like i said if its a buck he grouchy. you got any trail cameras? if not they are fun and might get you a look at him. just snowshoed in and set one this morning. looking to see what there for next season. now i'm really curious.
 

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Yeah i just got one about two weeks ago. im hoping to get a big one on it so far ive got 3 bucks and 4 does on it and alot of coons and foxes. but the bucks arent nothing but spikes. i havent checked it in a few days but im going back there tomorrow and ill check it and ill take some picks to show yall.
 

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Looks like a porcupine to me. Those things will eat up the bottoms of trees in no time. They damage alot of the timber population.
 
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