Lee's Buck Rubbing Post
By: Steve Bowman
Bring deer within bow range by building a rubbing tree
Lee Lakosky remembers sitting in his deer stand on the edge of a green field, watching deer after deer enter the field and stay out of bow range. The only consistent part of the day was a small tree in the middle, and well out of bow range.
“Every buck that entered that field would stop at that tree, rub it a little, lick the branches and then move on,’’ Lakosky said. “All I could do was sit there and wish I had that tree near my stand.”
Lakosky, known for his obsession for hunting whitetails, got his wish. Instead of moving his deer stand and upsetting the whole area, he brought the tree to him.
Lakosky calls it his rubbing post and it’s become a big part of how he hunts green fields around his farm in Iowa. He basically sinks his own tree and licking branches where he wants the deer to be.
“The tree usually becomes an immediate signpost rub; that is, a scent-marking tree,’’ Lakosky said.
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