Meibomian gland

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Meibomian gland

[mī′bō·mē·ən ′gland]
(anatomy)
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I've seen buck tarsal glands work particularly well in early season when bucks are in bachelor groups, and they can also work well during the rut, but honestly, a doe-in-estrous scent is hard to beat in November.
Bubenik (1975) describes encounters with bull caribou interspersed with females in which some bulls were responding with the horseshoe posture, an erect penis and moistening of the tarsal glands.
JE: On a hunt in 1999, I dragged a mature buck tarsal gland along the edge of a tall weed field bedding area and down to my hunting location where I hung it on a nearby branch.
Because she was in estrus, I removed her tarsal glands and hung them 30 yards from my stand tree, hoping the glands would draw the big boy.
Tarsal glands from real deer intrigued Keith Shannon, a bow-hunter and president of Shannon Outdoors.
True or False: When a whitetail buck or doe is in rut, or breeding, their tarsal glands will turn white.
Yet another hunter I know, Mickey Baab, saves the tarsal glands from every whitetail--bucks and does--he and his friends kill.
Earlier published works based on penned deer have suggested that only older, dominant bucks rub-urinated in scrapes (rub-urination is a behavior in which bucks squat and urinate over the tarsal glands at the knee joint of the hind legs).
They rub their tarsal glands or hocks together, urinating on them as well.
If a dominant buck is fairly close, you may also see that the dark hair tufts covering his tarsal glands have been erected and are rhythmically moving to dispense the buck's unique glandular scent.