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Old 09-16-2003, 10:09 AM
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whats wrong with the deer this time of year?last week I went to my stand ,to find a ok 9 point at my feeder, I walked up to 15 yards of him, and then he just walked off in no hurry. I climbed into my stand, and with in 2 or 3 min he was back, I had to shoo him off in order to get out of my stand. Last sunday I went dove hunting saw a deer off in the distance, I figgured I would see what it was , again I walked into the mesquite thicket it went into, and this time it was a6 point and I got even closer. about 10 yards. I thought OK these deer all had brain damage from the exteream heat we had here this summer.
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Old 09-16-2003, 10:16 AM
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Not sure. Only thing I can think of is that it' s been a while since they were hunted and have cooled off a bit. thats really close to be getting to a deer though.
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Old 09-16-2003, 11:05 AM
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I was dove hunting while a young doe was feeding in the same field about 70 yards away. I shot 2 shots at (and missed) a dove and the deer never left. It looked over for a few seconds and continued to feed. Things will change by November. They' re always less wary in Summer and early Fall.

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Old 09-16-2003, 12:41 PM
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Saturday I drove the four wheeler into a field to see if there was any deer there and there was a small 6 point and a small 4 point, they kept staring at me even when I kept getting closer, they were in the middle of the field about 50 yards away from me, they just calmly walked off into the woods.
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Old 09-16-2003, 01:12 PM
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As somone put it so pefectly.
" The game animals know when the Lions are serious."
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Old 09-16-2003, 01:14 PM
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Yea , but wait until the season comes in. I have been watching 2 nice bucks behind my house. They have ben coming to my feeder about 1 hour before dark. Sat. was opening of bow season and they did not come to the feeder until 9:45. They just know when the season comes in !
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Old 09-16-2003, 02:57 PM
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I' m pretty sure wild animals' noses are particularly sensitive to the plastic used to make those little license-wallets they give you when you buy your tags. They can smell if you have one!
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Old 09-16-2003, 03:18 PM
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Dontcha know deer and turkeys ARE literate? They read the same pamphlet by the Game & Fish Dept that you and I do. They know when its their season and when they can get some " R&R" . The place I hunt in southern MO is INFESTED with turkeys and has quite a few deer as well. Getting close to turkeys while deerhunting is easy and they are actually annoying at times. Yet try the same in April when they are " tablefare" and see what happens. The same go for deer. It takes some work to walk up on a deer during season, but we continuously get within bowrange of them during the spring while turkey hunting.

They aint quite as stupid as some would have you believe,
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Old 09-16-2003, 03:28 PM
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Them deer got into someones pot patch,and then eat hemp for desert
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Old 09-16-2003, 04:23 PM
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RE: deer not to smart this time of year? (in reply to david in oklahoma)




As somone put it so pefectly.
" The game animals know when the Lions are serious."
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