Locating a signpost is no easy task. There are millions of trees in the woods and you are looking for a few. The key is to know what type of tree that signpost rubs are made on and where they grow. My observations over the years is that bucks will choose a tree that is not common to a particular area, but will hold scent well. In the northern forests of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and the Adirondacks of New York, bucks will utilize black ash trees 99 percent of the time. This is true of Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia as well. Commonly called brown ash in the northeast they will grow in wet areas such as cedar bogs, near slow moving streams, and spring seeps. Knowing this make finding them a lit easier that wandering around the woods aimlessly.