This time of the year is AWESOME & it can be super rewarding, if you put your time in. We found our first elk rub of 2011 & it’s right on time!
This bull made at least 4 rubs a few days prior to August 13, 2011.
During the pre-rut phase a mature bull will often times make a serious of rubs that line-up in a row, just like these 4 rubs were.
Many of the bulls will start traveling a few days after they begin rubbing, so don’t put too much faith in an area that has a bunch of rubs now. Go look for as many herds of cows as possible, small pockets of cows can come in handy during the season…