Horizontal rubs

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  1. Billkil1187

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    has anyone tried any of these? Just wondering how good they would work in early October before the rut? Seen a couple videos on them but not a lot of information.
     
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    Here’s all I’ve heard about them. I believe Ted Miller is the horizontal rub pioneer, but I could be wrong.
     
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    There’s quite a few questions that are answered in that podcast to get you started. They’re not intended to pull the deer away from their normal travel routes, and a horizontal rub isn’t like a “lure”. I think they’re intended to stop bucks on their normal travel routes and give a shot opportunity or a photo op.
     
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    Wiscohunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I've never done a horizontal one but I like go do vertical ones. Here's some pics of one I did this weekend.
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    I transplant these little scrub pines (as I call them) onto trails near my stand and trim most of the branches off. One side i will break a branch and let it hang about chest high and on the other I hung a grape vine. But just snapping a branch or even hanging a small rope will work. I spray some preorbital scent on the hanging limbs and a bit on the base of the tree and rough up the ground and pee in it. Once I get pics of deer actually using the tree I stop peeing by it and don't touch it at all. Deer will use it year round until the limbs finally fall off.
     
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    Looks interesting! Might try that!
     
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    Fix Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I love the premise and have seen a natural one 2 years ago. Think I'll be faking one this year and I'll be sure to cam it for results
     
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    I was thinking of doing the same thing .. experiment with it! I mean what do I have to lose... it’s not costing me anything but time and labor and there’s nothing unnatural about a tree branch ... unlike scents etc
     
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    Been thinking of setting one up on my property also and putting a cam on it to see.
     
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    I’ve been wanting to try this but haven’t had the time to set it up.
    Ted Miller is the man when it comes to horizontal rub setups!
     
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    There’s another hunting public podcast that talks about licking sticks. It sounds pretty interesting as well!
     
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    Yea I really enjoy listening to their podcast... throw some headphones on and go to work and listen to them!
     

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