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Old 11-21-2004, 01:02 AM
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Default Gutpiles... Scare the deer?

Well.. I know a simple search would turn up my answer, but who likes to do that anyway?

In my experience, I have never had a gut pile adversely effect my hunting. Have my experiences been purely coincedential? I keep reading different posts about gut piles scaring away deer.....

What do you guys think?
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Old 11-21-2004, 06:15 AM
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No I never had it effect the area.
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Old 11-21-2004, 06:23 AM
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nope,

I've seen deer walk near them without even a flinch.
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Old 11-21-2004, 06:31 AM
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I've ad deer come up to gut piles and smell them ,but they don't seem to be bothered in the least .So I'd say no is your answer.

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Old 11-21-2004, 10:38 AM
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No, in fact I shot a deer standing over a gut pile.
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Old 11-21-2004, 10:48 AM
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In my area coyotes don't leave them lay long enough for the deer to ever no they were there.
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Old 11-21-2004, 05:12 PM
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I've never had a probelm with it.
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Old 11-21-2004, 05:24 PM
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Never had a problem with it either.
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Old 11-21-2004, 08:34 PM
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I don't know if it was the gut pile or just the general disturbance that goes with tracking, gutting, and dragging a deer but I have never had luck hunting the same stand the day after harvesting a deer.

The first time I tried it there were so many crows coming to the gut pile that it had the whole area "*****ed", not even birds or squirrels were out. Only tried it 3 times altogether and never saw a deer the next day, could have been coincidence?
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Old 11-21-2004, 08:39 PM
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We have bears and packs of coyotes in my neck of the woods. I don't think it is the gut piles but the scavengers that come to them that scare the deer out of the area for a day or two.
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