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Old 09-20-2006, 12:42 PM
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I hunt a similar area, though not in the burbs, our woods are surrounded by farm houses and seasonal cabins as well as a state park and conty campground. I do believe the deer are much less sensitive to human and associtated scents in our area than they would be in say vast open expanses of mmidwest farmland or Western wildnerness. That said, I still take all the precautions hunters in those areas do. If a deer does smell me, I want it to be such a faint smell that he thinks I passed through awhile ago.

I also wouldn't worry too much about sounds in this set-up. I posted before on the troubles I was having with 4wheelers (running wide open on directly neighboring properties every single night)but after checking my trail cam pics, I found it didn't do much to alter deer travel patterns.

In fact, I have walked directly past does feeding in our woods about 100 yards from me and they just watch cautiously and go back about their business when I am gone. Stop walking and look at them and they are gone like a rocket. Now I encountered a yearling buck a few months ago that was so surprised to see me that he started screaming like a woman and bounded off into a slough. It was the funniest thing I ever saw. He was back the next day at the normal time on the trail cam btw.

I've read and I believe the key to deer in the burbs and the likes is to pattern them like everywhere else and try to get out there when human activity is the lowest during legal shooting light. I have trail cam pics in the middle of the day wheneveryone's at workprecisely for that reason.
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Old 09-24-2006, 05:42 PM
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Sit and wait
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:09 PM
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I guess that's the chance you take when hunting close to nieghbouring home's ,it's unfortunate ,but they have no idea your there. I know how ya feel about moving because it's happened to me ,just when you think your all settled in and the time is now ,garaunteed that's when a deer is going to be coming down the trail.
next time go deeper in and get yourself settled in ,maybe this won't happen again.

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