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ABarOfSoap 11-09-2006 10:50 AM

a pretty good idea for not spooking deer
 
i was watching a show, where as this guy got in the woods, he would walk on his heal, than put the front of his foot down, and keep doing this, he was trying to sound like a deer walking and he did.
He said if a deer is near by and hears this he wont spook, cause it will sound like another deer, after a bit of practice you really do sound like a 4 legged animal walking.

GMMAT 11-09-2006 12:08 PM

RE: a pretty good idea for not spooking deer
 
Sounds cool. I wonder how sore I'll be after 1/2 mile like that?

Jeff

thenuge15 11-09-2006 12:42 PM

RE: a pretty good idea for not spooking deer
 
Sometimes when i walk to my stand in the morning i'll tkae a few steps and then stop, then take a few steps and stop. This mimicks a deer walking too.

GMMAT 11-09-2006 12:49 PM

RE: a pretty good idea for not spooking deer
 
starting and stopping like that also mimicks a predator.

I bumped so many deer last Saturday going to my stand I RAN the last 200 yds. I read that somewhere.....and thought it couldn't be worse than what I was doing.

I stopped once......(nothing). I stopped at my tree......(nothing).

I wouldn't knock it 'til you tried it.

jeff

Scottyj686 11-09-2006 12:49 PM

RE: a pretty good idea for not spooking deer
 
sounds credible, but anything sounds good after 2 straight mornings of spooking deer when walking to my stand. guess thats what you get when you get careless.

r33h 11-09-2006 01:29 PM

RE: a pretty good idea for not spooking deer
 
Good idea...I will have to give it a try...

scottpk 11-09-2006 01:44 PM

RE: a pretty good idea for not spooking deer
 
That is the way I was taught to walk while hunting, thought everyone knew that :D, not really for the sounding like a deer part, but more for keeping the sound down. Guess I had a good teach. I was showing my girlfriend the other day that exact same thing, she was makin so much noise, lol. And it does kill your shins.

maddawg0517 11-09-2006 01:59 PM

RE: a pretty good idea for not spooking deer
 
i took some ninjitsu (sp?) when was younger and we wore these soft soled ninja shoes, and had class outside in a local park whenever the weather allowed. they taught us to walk on our heels and slowly putting your foot completely down...if you feel a stick that may crack you can adjust your foot/weight accordingly and be near silent. even in crunchy leaves you can sneak around pretty quiet.

MikeVT 11-09-2006 02:11 PM

RE: a pretty good idea for not spooking deer
 
Another good way is to grab awalking stick and walk with that on your way in. It adds another "crunch" while you are walking, mimicking a 4 legged creature. I have walked right up on deer while doing this, until they see you they don't seem to equate that type of footfalls with humans.

Oneshot7 11-09-2006 02:43 PM

RE: a pretty good idea for not spooking deer
 
SB i woulda paid money to see that lol but hey it might work.......who ever woulda thought that bucks roar and you can take a round plastic cylinder with hole in the top and get the number one selling deer call


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