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Old 09-26-2002, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default What to do if deer blows at you?

I was in my stand and a deer came from behind, where I did not expect him to be. He stood back there blowing for several minutes and I lost my confidence in the spot, thinking he told every deer within a 1/2 mile to stay away. How do you react to this? Is your spot ruined or will it be fine in 30 minutes, etc???
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Old 09-26-2002, 07:01 PM   #2
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I'd say to hang tight. If the deer finally moves on, then who knows what could happen. I've seen spooked deer run past other deer that had no idea why the others were running, and after a short time, they relax and continue with business as usual. So, I would stay put, and wait it out.
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Old 09-26-2002, 07:20 PM   #3
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You need o blow back I have tyed it and they relax and go about there way it works.

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Sit tight, your hunt is not over.

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Old 09-26-2002, 07:37 PM   #5
 
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Similar circumstance happened to me last season while I was on the ground. I grunted and a nice buck came to investigate. Too bad I wasn't a little more prepared, and facing the right direction. <img src=icon_smile_dissapprove.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 09-26-2002, 07:44 PM   #6
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I would agree with grunting. I think that the deer that are in the area might think it was just another buck that spooked the deer that blew. It's worth a shot.
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Old 09-26-2002, 09:04 PM   #7
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I had a simular situation yesterday morning when I was going in to spread more corn out.
I looked up and at about 80 yds I seen this big brown form so I just froze.It snorted at me 5 times stamped its foot 3 times when I did not move it just walked away.
When they do blow at you they think something is there and are trying to get what ever it is to move.
Now if it blows and you see the white flag waving at you then you have been busted.
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Old 09-26-2002, 09:30 PM   #8
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Blow back. That sometimes shuts them up and I've actually had them come in to investigate. At the very least, the area will calm down and be back to normal in an hour.

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Old 09-26-2002, 09:35 PM   #9
 
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I haven't had that happen to me in two years, but when it did I was walking through a water ditch in a bean field and kicked up a doe about 60 yards away and she started blowing and stomping her feet. I kneeled down and grab my fawn bleat and bleated at her. Next thing I know she starts trotting towards me. She stopped at about 30 yards away then I used my grunt tube and she started trotting towards me again. Next thing I know she is parallel to me across the water ditch. A whole 5 yards. At this point I was at full draw kneeled down in the beans. I put my pin right on her heart knowing I would shoot a little high at that range,,,,,,and let the arrow fly and thwap???? the beans sucked my arrow straight down. I thought I was over the beans, but I wasn't. I hit the top of some beans, but that was one of my best encounters with a whitetail. So my answer is if they blow at you it might mean success.

Good luck and keep at it. Thats what is so great about bow hunting , you get so much more time to exprenice so many different situations to learn from.
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Old 09-26-2002, 09:35 PM   #10
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Tealboy it seems the deer never come from where you think. I can put my stand at the intersection of ten different hiways and the deer seems to always come from behind me. You figure. Last week I had a nice big Doe come in to my stand while bow hunting and it walked around me up to 15 yds as I had a cross wind between me and this deer and after 20 minutes of being around my stand it ran 20 yds up and started blowing and blowing as it was faceing the wind, and then ran off. I was puzzled and mystified as I have taken all precautions to be scent free. All of a sudden after about 10 minutes a small bull moose came from that direction. I have never known a buck to blow other than when it escapes as a Doe will blow a number of seris. Thats why they call it hunting. Later, Bobby
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