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Old 11-09-2017, 09:09 PM
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Default Whose scrapes are these?

Can anyone tell me with any certainty if these were left by moose, deer or elk?









Then I stumbled upon this, which I have no idea what to make of. If someone can clue me in on what that is, I would appreciate it.



And I am assuming this was done by a moose chewing bark?

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Old 11-09-2017, 09:10 PM
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Those would be rubs. Scrapes are made on the ground
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:15 PM
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Lol. Of course they are. I know that. Must have been thinking something else when posting

And I did call them rubs in the original thread I asked about them (here)
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:16 PM
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Iím leaning towards elk. But could be a mix of elk and moose.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:25 PM
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Moose. Both from the height and width of the destruction and the track in the bottom pic. Also, deer and elk don't smash up willows like that, they pick one tree and go at it.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:30 PM
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Deer I find are on smaller poplar or similiar teees. Those look like elk and or moose.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:20 PM
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Thanks to all who chimed in so far!

There was another vote for moose in the original thread. I lean towards elk myself, but I am not even close to being an expert.

I should have mentioned that these photos were not taken in a very close proximity to each other; but an area of about 300 meters in diameter. There was definitely more in that area.

I have no idea what happened to that spruce in the fifth photo. It is as if all those branches on the ground were sliced off with a dull knife.

Also, as for the deer going at one tree, I saw with my own eyes a mulie turning a similar bush into almost nonexistence. I caught him in action in the middle and watched him go at it.

From what understand, it is almost impossible to say without seeing more evidence, like tracks, etc. Although it does seem to be pretty low for a moose to me (all are between a foot and two off the ground); but like I said, I am no expert.

I am new to all this and just trying to learn, really. So I appreciate every opinion!
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:34 PM
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The best way to determine what species made the rub is to examine the tree for hair.
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:52 AM
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When you see stuff like that happening I always pull out a game camera, a week later i have answers...
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first 4 pictures are elk. moose like to pic one tree to rub, elk like to thrash the smaller trees
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:02 AM
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More than one species,first pic White tail ,not to high off ground
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:11 AM
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Moose. Both from the height and width of the destruction and the track in the bottom pic. Also, deer and elk don't smash up willows like that, they pick one tree and go at it.
Respectfully, I disagree. Both deer and elk will thrash willows, alders, hanging spruce bows, bales you name it.

Rubs that are higher than deer height can often be tough to identify (between moose and elk). Other clues (hair, tracks, pellets)often piece the story together though.
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:02 PM
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Sasquatch......was told by a reliable source if they accidentally swallow that little packet in the Jack Linkís bag to keep the jerky fresh it makes them itchy and they rub like hell on trees to relieve themselves. So Iím told?!

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