Every deer season, hunters anticipate their first sighting of a fresh buck rub. It marks the beginning of mating rituals that render bucks less cautious than normal—and thus the signal that hunting season is in full force. Most hunters know that deer deposit scent (i.e., primer pheromones) when they scrape their antlers against trees, but did you know that different types of rubs indicate buck maturity, size, and behavior patterns? Look for giant rubs on trees measuring 6-12 inches across, and you’ve located a mature buck’s core area. Set up downwind, wait, and score the biggest buck of the season when the time arrives. For other great buck rub tips, read the full article from Grand View Outdoors.