What scent gland do deer use to mark overhanging limbs?

By Grant Woods,

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Dr Woods, What gland or scent is it that bucks rub on the licking branches of their scrapes? I’ve often heard you teach that the licking branch is the most important part of the scrape. I may buy some scent to help start a scrape and catch some mid-late October video. Thank you.



Deer lick, rub their forehead glands, and the pre orbital glands on overhanging limbs!  I hope you get some cool video!

Enjoy creation,


October 8, 2015