Identification Help?

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  1. Carlos Hathcock

    Carlos Hathcock .308 Win

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    I have my thoughts on what this is. Hoping to hear some feedback from you guys. My buddy and I went out behind my house for some archery and he took a walk and found this. Said he saw it on 3 trees in around a 40yd spread. Thoughts?
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  2. 96coal449

    96coal449 6.5 Creedmoor

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    It looks like an ash tree. If the other 3 trees are showing the exact same symptoms and they're also ash, I'd say it's ash bore beetle.
     
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  3. pjzwtl

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    2nd that looks like ash to me as well the beetle makes sense.
     
  4. cgrutt

    cgrutt 6.5 Creedmoor

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    The holes and marks inside definitely look like ash borer or some other grub but wouldn't surprise me if some other animal tore the bark off looking for a meal. Maybe porcupine? Squirrel? Or even Black Bear.
     
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  5. GUNSICK

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    Emerald Ash Borer damage.
     
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  6. 96coal449

    96coal449 6.5 Creedmoor

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    That's actually the name I couldn't get off the tip of my tounge.
    Thank you for posting that.
     
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  7. HighlandLofts

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    In eff that was some of the best ash them beetles ever had.
     
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  8. Carlos Hathcock

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    Sorry. I should've clarified. More interested in what tore off the bark than the beetles.
     
  9. GOYABEAN

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    :nervous:wood trolls
     
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  10. 96coal449

    96coal449 6.5 Creedmoor

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    The ash tree in the pick looks dead. Killed by the beetle. After being dead for a period of time the bark looses the bond to the tree. It doesn't help that the beetle lives under the bark and feeds. No other visible signs of claw marks. I'd say it a safe bet that the remaining bark is loose, and easy to pull off.
     
  11. Darth

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    Tree.

    /thread
     
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  12. 96coal449

    96coal449 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Any deer hair?
     
  13. Carlos Hathcock

    Carlos Hathcock .308 Win

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    I'm thinking WAY too big for squirrel.
     
  14. Carlos Hathcock

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    No
     
  15. Carlos Hathcock

    Carlos Hathcock .308 Win

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    Seems like a little strange for bark to just fall off in that pattern.
     
  16. Criticalt

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    Woodpeckers.
    Ive watched them do this before.
     
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  17. Carlos Hathcock

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    Never woulda guessed. I got a couple of those redheaded monster noise boxes out there.
     
  18. Criticalt

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    Those are the ones that strip the bark like that.
    We have 2 pairs on pur property.
    Pileated woodpeckers.
     
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  19. Saltwater60

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    Those things are awesome.
     
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  20. Acer-m14

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    you should bomb that area with DDT .. kill them fkin Beetles now ;)

    keep a eye out .. could be a NY Mt. Lion scratching post
     
  21. Twogunwilly

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    Man-Bear-Pig bred with a Beaver
     
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