Horizontal rubs

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  1. Fix

    Fix Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Thinking about trying this up here in NY. I've watched a bunch of stuff and all the Ted Miller stuff. What's everyones thoughts.
     
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    I've never tried it, but I am looking for a good spot to put one. I've never thought about it until I saw the Ted Miller videos. He recommends using Scotch pines, so I'd like to get as close to his set up as possible.
     
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    Fix Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Was hoping for little more help guys...
     
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    I think there are a couple of key factors that make it work out for him. One being the type of branch, and two, location. I haven’t tried it bc I’m not sure where to wrangle up a scots pine limb. It seems he mainly uses them where bucks are already traveling and it just gets them to stop for a pic/vid or a kill shot.
     
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    I plan on trying it. I'm going to put it up where I have found a natural scrape line with rubs that pop up during the rut as well. This scrape/rub line has been a hot spot for the last few years. The trees are small pine/conifer trees. I am going to take one down, then wire it up directly behind one of the scrapes to hopefully get some good footage. I'll keep you guys posted. Ran into a delay as my new camera was stolen so onceIi grab a new one, Ill put the horizontal rub up.
     
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    One thing that I learned is do not put them too close to a food source. I think they do much better near buck bedding or a travel corridor. I would avoid putting it out too early. I think sometime in middle or early October is best. Try and secure the horizontal limb so that it has a little bit of movement. Also, make sure that it extends beyond your upright posts that you are securing the horizontal section to. The bucks seem to like the extended branch a little more. I also try and put a camera facing right down the direction of the horizontal section (essentially perpendicular to it).
     
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    I am with you on trying them out this year fix! I have had good luck with mock scrapes and I think I have a good area for a cedar rubbing post! I think it'll work!
     
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