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Sambar sign and tips

Post by Oldbloke » 29 Sep 2015, 7:09 pm

Thought I would start a new discussion on Sambar sign. Just to help new starters.
To get started I found this at the wee,end. Very nice wallow. " I will be back "
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Post by bear foot bowhunter » 26 Oct 2015, 10:07 pm

So do deer walow like pigs ?
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Post by bigfellascott » 27 Oct 2015, 2:13 pm

This one forgot the road rules, I drove past it near Lithgow NSW, I guess it was on Holidays from Vic :lol:

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Post by RealNick » 28 Oct 2015, 2:53 pm

If only you got there earlier, could have snagged a nice trophy :mrgreen:
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Post by BBJ » 30 Oct 2015, 1:44 pm

bear foot bowhunter wrote:So do deer walow like pigs ?


Some breeds yes, some no.

Sambar obviously as the topic shows. Fallow don't. Can't remember others off the top of my head.
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Post by cooker » 02 Nov 2015, 9:54 am

A bit of info from a cousin across the water here :mrgreen:

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Post by Oldbloke » 02 Nov 2015, 12:45 pm

A typical rub.
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Post by RealNick » 05 Nov 2015, 11:11 am

BTW anyone got a copy of the Secrets of Sambar book?

Any good?
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Post by Oldbloke » 05 Nov 2015, 5:54 pm

I got the set. Highly recommended.
But the first one has most of the info.
If you pm me i can email my notes from the book
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Post by RealNick » 09 Nov 2015, 2:50 pm

Thanks mate.
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Post by juststarting » 26 Feb 2016, 12:34 am

@oldbloke what is that material on the barrel - is it purely for camouflage or serves another purpose?
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Post by Oldbloke » 27 Feb 2016, 7:12 pm

Just a bit of cammo material, only for that purpose. Straight glossy sticks are not very common in the bush
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Post by Kai » 12 Mar 2016, 6:55 pm

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Close up of a rub tree with shavings around the base...this rub tree is most probably from a fallow buck though not a sambar
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Post by Oldbloke » 12 Mar 2016, 8:05 pm

Great pics

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Post by Kai » 12 Mar 2016, 8:38 pm

Oldbloke wrote:Great pics

Thanks


No worries :thumbsup:

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Post by Chronos » 12 Mar 2016, 9:21 pm

I've not seen fresh deer rubs but I've seen some rubs from pigs that started ankle high and came up a tree to about waist high, clearly a very large boar.

Hoping to get down to snowies again this year but yet to see a Sambar where we go.

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Post by Kai » 13 Mar 2016, 10:02 pm

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Some old scat starting to go mouldy, 308 for comparison


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Some fresher sambar scat, size and shape varies depending on age of sambar, small for yearlings, larger for mature sambar


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Post by Vati » 17 Mar 2016, 1:35 pm

Thanks for sharing Kai :thumbsup:
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Post by Cooper » 11 Sep 2017, 8:18 pm

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Pretty sure this is Samber. Maybe fallow rub?

Centre of picture. I know they are about. Yet to catch them on my trail camera!
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Post by marksman » 12 Sep 2017, 3:09 pm

here is a recent sambar rub
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Post by juststarting » 12 Sep 2017, 7:58 pm

Thing about Sambar rubs, is that Sambar has a pretty big roaming radius and don't hang out near the rub. It's good to find, to confirm that they are around, but even if you find a fresh rub, the culprit could be kilometres away.
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Post by Oldbloke » 07 Jun 2024, 10:27 am

:D A bit of CPR to this thread.

This looks pretty good but i suggest u skip the first 20minutes or so. Yanks do BS a lot. :unknown:
It's about deer vision. But not sambar specific.

I knew some of this but there is also some nuances/detail I was not aware of. Worth a look.

By Deer IQ

https://youtu.be/bPW61VZXt2g?si=LijAPJFaUInHe77G
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Post by Flyonline » 07 Jun 2024, 6:16 pm

I found this the other day. Easy watch, a few jokes, lots of info and a good delivery.

Introduction to Sambar Sign
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Post by Oldbloke » 07 Jun 2024, 9:32 pm

Flyonline wrote:I found this the other day. Easy watch, a few jokes, lots of info and a good delivery.

Introduction to Sambar Sign
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxQoh_ZCuIw


Lots of good info there. Excellent.
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Post by bigpete » 08 Jun 2024, 7:01 am

My tip.....you can't walk too slowly.....don't give up when they honk,get ready.....
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Post by Flyonline » 08 Jun 2024, 5:44 pm

Yep, and if one takes off there still might be another one close by........
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Post by bigpete » 08 Jun 2024, 6:52 pm

Flyonline wrote:Yep, and if one takes off there still might be another one close by........


The tip that sticks in my head from an old time sambar hunter from years ago...." use the biggest gun you can stand behind "....... :D
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Post by Oldbloke » 08 Jun 2024, 8:50 pm

bigpete wrote:
Flyonline wrote:Yep, and if one takes off there still might be another one close by........


The tip that sticks in my head from an old time sambar hunter from years ago...." use the biggest gun you can stand behind "....... :D


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Post by Oldbloke » 09 Jun 2024, 11:47 am

Deer IQ again. Definitely worth a look.
Smell and hearing.

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