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Old 11-10-2007, 09:30 PM
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so the other day i was hunting and there was deer close to me...about 50 yards off in the brush....i could not see them and i dunno how many there were...but they kept snorting.....they did this for about 30 min...there was no danger...no other hunters.....then i heard some occasional grunting....my question is why did they snort if they were not in danger? i no they didnt smell me bc they kept chasing....i could hear them......and what would you use to get them within shooting distance?(view distance is about 25 yards, VERY thick in there) thanks
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:37 PM
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Just Maybe they did smell you.
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:41 PM
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not to say they didnt but they were straight south of me and the wind was blowin from east to west....
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:45 PM
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A Fox, Coyote or racoon could have been in there somewhere and they didn't like what they smelled. Could have been a variety of things. I seen a deer snort at a squirrel for 25 min after the squirrel jumped off a tree onto some dry leaves. I think the deer was startled by this but also just wanted to snort to convince the squirrel to leave the area.
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:47 PM
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if they was chasing not alot you can do to get them to come in except maybe challenge the mature buck.

Most likely they are smelling you. which way did you walk in to your stand? Remember that winds dont always blow in a straight line. they swirl and rise and drop and do all sorts of freaky stuff.
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