ok i have another question. is it common for a big buck to leave over a dozen rubs in less than an acre. i have hunted this area evening and early morning have not seen any deer in this area. its open bean fields all around except for this area. WHATS UP WITH THAT??????
remingtoon and hunter777 are right and he may be were he can see you on your way to the stand. Try sneaking in from another direction watch the wind because he also could be winding you. good luck and keep your powder dry. coyotedube.
Inoticed this year that bucks up hear were hitting scrapes and rubs hard after the main rut had come and gone you can usely count about 30 days the does that didnt breed come in. but hunting pressure really moves it around a lot because you can tell when doe season opens the different in the size of young ones.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.