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what exactly do rub/scrapes mean?

Old 10-22-2006, 04:02 PM
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Default what exactly do rub/scrapes mean?

why do bucks make rub/scrapes, is it to mark there territory from other bucks?, is it because there digging for nuts, and rubbing velevt off there antlers?, is it a path they commonly travel?...

i cant figure out the reason they make them, ive seen other bucks come right near other bucks rubs, so whats the reasoning for them if other deer ignore them?
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Old 10-22-2006, 04:04 PM
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It's their form of comunication, since they cannot talk per say, they use scent to communicate to each other who's who and where.
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Old 10-22-2006, 05:16 PM
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so they let each other know this is where they live by doing this?
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Old 10-22-2006, 05:32 PM
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so they let each other know this is where they live by doing this?
Yip, rubs are a visual communicator and scrapes are visual and odorous communications!
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