Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Did this owl rat me out?

Old 11-26-2010, 06:50 AM
  #1  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
7.62NATO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,473
Default Did this owl rat me out?

I went out for a very, very short hunt yesterday morning. Promised the wife I’d leave the woods by 9:30. As it was getting light, an owl landed in a tree just above my spot, looked at me, then flew off. About 20 minutes later, when it was fully light, it returned. It looked at me again, and did it’s little hoot sequence. Then, it flew to another tree about 30 yards away and did the same hoot sequence. It continued to do this…stopping every 30 yards and hooting…in a 100 yard circular perimeter around ME.

I thought, “Are you really ratting me out, bud, after I was admiring your silent flying ability???” Punk!
7.62NATO is offline  
Old 11-26-2010, 07:03 AM
  #2  
Spike
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 50
Default

I diont know if he was ratting you out but I would have been thinking the same thing. Too funny. What happened to hunter to hunter comradery?
jwsfitter is offline  
Old 11-26-2010, 07:39 AM
  #3  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
7.62NATO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,473
Default

Originally Posted by jwsfitter View Post
I diont know if he was ratting you out but I would have been thinking the same thing. Too funny. What happened to hunter to hunter comradery?
He made a backdoor deal with the deer! Next time, it's owl soup! Pretty sure owls are protected, though. And I think, for some odd reason, they would taste NASTY!!!
7.62NATO is offline  
Old 11-26-2010, 07:47 AM
  #4  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NY: NYC to Watertown
Posts: 897
Default

Either he ratted you out.
Or he was trying to mate with you.
Terasec is offline  
Old 11-26-2010, 08:02 AM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
7.62NATO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,473
Default

Originally Posted by Terasec View Post
Either he ratted you out.
Or he was trying to mate with you.
Hey, that's a backdoor deal I'm not willing to take!
7.62NATO is offline  
Old 11-26-2010, 01:48 PM
  #6  
Typical Buck
 
VA5326's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 741
Default

I'd be interested to know if he ratted you out.
VA5326 is offline  
Old 11-26-2010, 06:24 PM
  #7  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 385
Default

I kicked an owl up walking in yesterday.

We watched each other for a bit, then he vanished silently.

fully protected in NY state. I could have easily blasted him with my 7mm, although I would never shoot upwards with a rifle...
the blur is offline  
Old 11-26-2010, 09:35 PM
  #8  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 608
Default

Sounds like the owl was hunting too. Ever watch how a hawk will scream to cause their prey to move so it can be spotted? Hawks and owls are not stupid. They will use humans to their advantage when looking for food. An example is they will fly above farm equipment that is moving through a field. You may also spot them flying above you when you walk through a field or through the woods.
country1 is offline  
Old 11-27-2010, 04:36 AM
  #9  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 127
Default

It can work both ways, though. I've had Blue Jays, squirrels, and other excited critters clue me in that a deer was in the area before. It ain't personal. They'll also work for you, too
Michlw39 is offline  
Old 11-27-2010, 09:04 AM
  #10  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: S.W.PA
Posts: 178
Default

Wether it ratted you put or not it was still a cool experience you will never forget.
oldshedhunter35 is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.