Rub Line Hunting Clarksville TN

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(931) 645-2255
Governor's Square Mall
Clarksville, TN
 
Play It Again Sports
(931) 645-8033
121 Terminal Rd
Clarksville, TN
 
Champs Sporting Goods
(931) 647-9373
2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN
 
Polar Bear Ice
(931) 647-0000
1366 Fort Campbell Blvd
Clarksville, TN
 
Promote U
(931) 648-4500
1685 Fort Campbell Blvd Ste C
Clarksville, TN
 
Hibbett Sports
(931) 906-2514
2801 WILMA Rudolph Blvd Ste 830
Clarksville, TN

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The Tackle Box
(931) 647-6916
407 Silver Dr
Clarksville, TN
 
Riverside Pro Archery & Paintball
(931) 542-0100
641 B North Riverside Dr
Clarksville, TN
 
Hibbett Sports
(931) 503-2459
1624 Fort Campbell Blvd
Clarksville, TN
 
Grandpa'S Outdoors /Sporting Gds
(931) 647-7800
1894 Fort Campbell Blvd
Clarksville, TN
 
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Hunting the Rubs

Author: 
Scott Scherer

Should I hunt all those rubs. Many hunters if asked have different opinions on this subject. I have set up and hunted many rub lines in the past and have had no luck to great luck. I’ve seen hunters set up on rubs and all they ever saw was a bunch of little basket bucks all year. So what does the rub even tell you about the deer. There are lots of things the rub can tell you about the deer that could help you get the big buck you are looking for.

1. How old is he.

2. How wide is he.

3. How long are his tines.

4. How Mature is he.

As I answer some of the questions above remember that these are studies that I have used in my area and they have worked for me.

1. How old is he. We have found that the older bucks will generally hit the bigger trees. We don’t set up on a bunch of little sapling that has been hit cause lots of times the saplings are used to take off the velvet. So if we see trees that are 6-8 inches around we know that he is an older buck.

3. How long are his tines. When we look at rubs we always see if there is a tree behind the tree being rubbed. Once we found a rub and the tree 14 inches behind it had marks on it. This let us know that while the buck was rubbing his tines were hitting the other tree so we new he was at least 14 inches tall.

2. How wide is he. Well lots of times a buck that is 16 inches wide can rub up trees that are only 6 inches around. So we look for those trees that are 10 inches around and that lets us know that the opening of his main beams is at least 10 inches so he should be pretty wide.

4. How Mature is he. The best way we have found out how mature a buck is, is by looking for old rubs by his new ones. Lots of times we get excited about seeing a rub and we need to slow down and take a better look. If you see a rub look around and see if other trees real close has been rubbed in the past. In my area it takes a two year old buck to rub trees four to five inches around. ...

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