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10 Photos of Buck Rubs Guaranteed to Pump You Up for Deer Season

Justin Hoffman

Rubs are calling cards that give away the presence of a buck. Here are ten wicked rubs that are sure to get you pumped for hunting season!

Spotting a rub is akin to winning the lottery. Although there are no guarantees a deer will be harvested, knowing you are in the right area puts you in a prime position for striking gold.

A rub is created when a whitetail buck uses his antlers to strip away the bark from a sapling or tree. Visually, this marks a buck’s primary home range, which is both used as a warning to other bucks or as a way of attracting a potential mate.

The area between the antlers and forehead contains a large number of apocrine sweat glands, which is deposited onto the rub to communicate a challenge to other male deer and to elicit a response from a receptive doe.

Check out these ten photos of rubs. They will definitely get you pumped to venture out into the deer woods!

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Good luck on your buck search this season. Hopefully these rub photos give you some inspiration.

Photos via Justin Hoffman

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10 Photos of Buck Rubs Guaranteed to Pump You Up for Deer Season