A few days ago I took a stroll outside North American Hunting Club headquarters to recover a Leupold RCX-2 scouting cam with NAHC Social Media Editor Ben Gustafson. As we made our way through the tall grass, deer trails and bedding areas were revealed with every step we took into the suburban deer paradise. But there was one sight that really caught my eye—and gave me mega-goosebumps. Check it out:
I've seen a lot of killer rubs, but that takes the cake for at least being the most wicked-looking in my history books. I'm willing to bet my deer tags that the velvet-shedding buck responsible for that rub is a freakin' monster. Between the Midwestern chill that just finally hit the air and the sight of that mammoth rub, I'm ready to rock.
Minnesota's archery opener starts Saturday, so you can bet I'll be up well before sunrise (if I sleep at all), double-checking my ScoutLook ScentCone Wind Map on my smartphone. Whether it be a fat doe or a handsome buck, I won't hesitate to spit an arrow out of my BowTech Invasion CPX. My freezer needs replenishment, and my wall could use a shoulder mount—I'll settle for either, God willing.
Who's with me? Leave a comment below to tell me how amped you are for deer season!