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Old 10-28-2011, 10:44 AM
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Need some help and or opinions.. is this from a deer, bear, cougar, or is it someone screwing with me and man made. The tree itself is about 8-10 in in diameter to give reference. Please give me your thoughts and or explanations as to why you think you think.. Thanks
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:56 AM
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imo i dont think thats a deer rub. i could be wrong. i hunt in florida so rubs like that would definetely be something else, dont know what. put a camera out and see what happens. i would like to know also
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:00 AM
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2nd and 3rd look more like bear,
first thinking maybe bear tried to climb the tree?
as scratches way down on the bottom of the tree
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:03 AM
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all pics are from the same tree...just taken all around...No not all the way down...only about 4 ft off ground. Thanks for the replies!!
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:19 AM
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Black Panther territorial marking
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:44 AM
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I could be wrong but it looks like someone is playing a cruel joke on local hunters. They don't look quite right.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:47 AM
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Most rubs that I have seen in my area are on trees that are smaller in diameter...like in the 3-4 inch range. The higher up the rub the bigger the buck...

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Old 10-28-2011, 11:55 AM
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we have had massive deer come off our property before... 16 pt with 22" inside spread...it had a 3rd horn coming from middle of head, 11 pt with 24.5" inside spread, 11 pt with a rack so thick couldn't get hands around it and 18" inside, 9 pt with tines over 10" and the rack stood over 1.5' over his head...so we do have big deer (no we are not a ranch) but haven't seen a tree this tore up before...
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:58 PM
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dug in way to deep to be any antlered animal in my opinion.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:10 PM
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The first picture looks closest to a rub out of all of them, but the depth just isn't right. The buck would have to have some sharp tines to dig in that far.
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