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Old 10-11-2006, 07:18 PM
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Has anyone else noticed that squirrels will let you know when deer are approching?I have noticed the past few times i have been out that they will start barking and looking in a certain direction and i will watch that area and shortly later a deer will be in that area has anyone else noticed this or am i losing it?
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:20 PM
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squirrels tell me when I'm losing it because I think them running through the leaves are deer approaching.
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:29 PM
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Ya, I was hunting two days ago and a squirrel made a funny noise and shortly after four deer enter the area.
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:32 PM
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I have never noticed that, but will pay more attention now. I wish I saw as many deer as I do squirrels and chipmunks. Really hate the chipmunks.
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:38 PM
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Ya I listen for them all the time
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:42 PM
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Yep, old Indian trick. Listen for the squirrels to start their barking and keep an eye peeled. Something is coming through the woods. May not be a deer, but something is definitely out there. Blue Jays will also give a clue.
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:49 PM
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Default RE: squirrels tell me when deer are around.

When I see squirrels barking, I pay attention too. But I usually just end up seeing more squirrels than before. [&:]
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:59 PM
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flyinfeathers is absolutely right. Its not a bad idea to grunt if you here nearby squirrels barking. You never know what's lurking.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:03 PM
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Default RE: squirrels tell me when deer are around.

All squirrels do for me is annoy the sh** out of me because they make so much noise and I eventually get tired of looking around at the sound because I almost know it won't be a deer. Maybe I'm just not as observant as you though.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:08 PM
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Squirrels bark at hawks, owls, fox, coyote, deer or anything else that startles them. They also bark when they get close to me.

So yes, when they bark, something is around.
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