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Rub - Real or Fake?

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by cclafave, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Bucman

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    I think it’s fake. The bark looks cut not rubbed like the back of a saw.
     
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  2. jr28schalm

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    It's a fake rub to attract a real rub, so rub one off
     

  3. retired dundo

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  4. OnHoPr

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    It sorta looks fake, ???. Somebody might be messing with you or if there is someone in the area competing with you they may have started a faux rub line to get bucks moving in a linear direction towards their stand instead of yours. Could be all kinds of possibles, but you never know it is public, correct.
     
  5. Bucman

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    Personally I would make the rub line to attract other hunters on public land. And maybe distract them from where I was hunting. Or maybe just for a joke!
     
  6. rgillespi

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    fake, I don't see where a single leaf has been disrturbed by a hoof.
    However I'd hunt near by as bucksi will see it, it's the same as a decoy.
     
  7. DoeMaster

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    Do fake rubs have the shavings vacuumed up?
     
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  8. JasonSlayer

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    Leaves can cover shavings from a rub this time of year but you would not know that being a doemaster.
     
  9. OnHoPr

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    lol, eeewwww snap

    I will have to say that viddles are viddles being a member of the PL 3 pt club.
     
  10. stickman1978

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    We used to do them as kids along the main trail into the woods at the hunting camp we used to hunt at. The ones that did it always got a good laugh at the ones who thought it was real. Hunting camp pank.
     
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    Fake, it looks like what ever made it had a hard edge, not a round antler. Add in the fact your camera was stolen and it's really fake.
     
  12. Northerner

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    It's that damn Sasquatch again....
     
  13. DoeMaster

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    Lol I would like to know how you can tell a real rub from a fake one, by whether the shavings are present or covered by leaves.
     
  14. 00Buckshot69

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    In my opinion You can't tell
    Looks to me like the tree is dead and the bark is separating. I've had deer make rubs and break sunflower stalks when they want to rub they rub whatever they choose?
    Is the tree dead?


    Bucky