I am a translator from Sweden currently translating an episode of a series called "Primitive Instinct". It's about hunting and there are some things that I just don't understand that perhaps someone here can help me out with.
What is a "rub"? The gus says:
THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD RUB, GOT
ANOTHER RUB RIGHT THERE.
Also: What is a "scrape"? He says:
WHAT THESE BUCKS ARE DOING IS
THEY'RE COMING UP ON THIS RIDGE
HITTING THESE RUBS, THERE'S
PROBABLY SOME SCRAPES UP AHEAD.
I have more questions but I'll get to those later!
Thanks in advance!
For the record, I'd like to add a bit to the definitions already mentioned for this one. A "RUB" is where a deer rubs off the velvet and, or, rubs against a tree with his antlers. It leaves a bare mark on the tree trunk and or limbs that's easily seen when close. Bucks will many tmes make these obvious marks on trees as they walk along their trails, thus leaving a "RUB LINE".
A "SCRAPE" is a place where a buck uses his front hooves to scrape the leaves away from the ground in an area, normally under a tree limb. He then also rubs his orbital glands and chews a small branch immediately above this scrape and also normally urinates right onto the bare area he created with his pawing. This is done in an effort to attract does to his breeding area.