The battle of the Licking Stick - bucks establishing dominance and becoming territorial
About a week or so ago we were sent a series of trail cam pictures of a buck that appeared to be guarding "his" Licking Stick...
Huh, we thought...that's pretty cool.
Then a different customer sent a similar situation with a buck showing ownership over the Licking Stick...
Here's a couple video captures of even more action!
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Have you seen this "ownership" and dominance happening with any of your Licking Stick setups?
Please share! It's one of the most interesting things we've seen so far and we would love to see what's happening on yours. Needless to say, the pics and videos have been answering the age old question... size doesn't matter after all! Zoinks!
Oh, and since it's Friday... we've gotta share this other video with you.
Sometimes when we try to explain what The Licking Stick is, we use the analogy of it being like a water cooler for deer. It's the place that everyone stops by each day to catch up on what's going on, get the low down on the new girl, just hang out and get the scoop. A place to relax and just chill for a bit. Well, we've seen The Licking Stick turning into more of a kegger party on one of our setups!
Look at these deer just go at it all night long, right into day break!
Check out this time-lapse on our YouTube page (click image to play in new window):
Brings ya back to college a bit doesn't it?
Well, speaking of kicking back...TGIF!
Time to get out in the woods. If you're heading out too, good luck out there!
Send us some pictures of your hunt setup over The Licking Stick!
And if you haven't yet, get your own Licking Stick System here.
We can't wait to see your Licking Stick trail cam pictures, too!!
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“I came across the Hodag Licking Branch system on YouTube a few yrs ago. I am an avid archery deer hunter and also a licensed Nuisance Wildlife Trapper in IL. I use lure at times in order to enhance my set ups. I was keenly interested in the Licking Branch system knowing how well lure can work. I was even more intrigued by the fact that no gland or urine was used. I went ahead and order a couple. I set them out 30yds out from a tower stand and a hay bale blind and set up trail cams. Within a day or two I had dozens of deer showing up at these set ups. Does with and without fawns. Shooter bucks and smaller bucks. Some were repeat visitors and others were newbies. I was AMAZED! Last 2 yrs I have deployed this system. The deer keep hitting the branches so much that before the season is over there's nothing but a stick left, AND THEY KEEP HITTING IT! Do yourself a GIGANTIC favor and deploy this system. You won't regret it. WELL DONE HODAG TEAM ! ! !”