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Effect of heat on deer?

Old 08-13-2009, 11:12 AM
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I recently moved my trail camera to a new spot on a set of trails that looked like they got a ton of use. After just over a week there have been ZERO pictures of deer. I checked my camera and the trigger and picture are working fine. I cannot believe that not a single deer has walked past in that long. We have had a heat wave however, with temperatures in the 80's and 90's (hot for Wisconsin). Am I in a bad spot, or are the deer simply not moving due to the heat?
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:03 PM
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Deer are just like everything else they find a shady spot and laydown during the hot part of the day . I often have deer in my front yard laying under the fruit trees in the shade . Turkeys are the same way .
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:09 PM
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The deer down here move during the day but the food sources are pretty scarce.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:13 PM
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I'd move it. Even with the hot days, they should have been moving at night. Find some good shade and some water and might find them in the daytime.
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