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Old 07-19-2016, 07:51 PM
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I've heard them making some strange noises. One Doe that would hang out maybe 50 yards behind a high seat I put up, would panic and bark like a dog every time she walked through my sent cone. She had a fawn and would run off barking and her Fawn would bunker down and hide. Best guess is she was trying to lead the threat away from her fawn. I was going to move the high seat until I figured out she would make the same sound minutes before the Hogs showed up. My early warning system . On another evening she and her Fawn were grazing the verge of a road separating my lease from the neighbors lease and right behind her was a giant Boar turning grass clumps sniffing for worms. I was amazed she didn't panic. Wildlife can sure enough be notional on occasion and do some really strange things.

They can make some really strange noises if they get nose parasites,Nasal Bots.

I've seen them low crawl in a ditch in an open field. They can get really close to the ground and still be mobile.

The neighbors (neighboring lease) shot and wounded a Boar. I followed the blood trail onto my lease and then lost it, started over and lost it again. The farmer had side mowed a Blackberry thicket flat. There was a depression maybe three feet deep and fifteen feet across, full of canes and Blackberry mulch. That Hog had burrowed into the Blackberry canes left in that depression and died. At one time I was close to standing right on top of him.

There is normal and then there is bizarre, you hunt enough years and you will see some bizarre stuff.
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:14 AM
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Watched a doe one year who for several days would come out of the cedar swamp on federal land cross a logging road climb the hill to my mature woods. Once she was on top of that hill she would lay in a depression we call knoll hills. Every time a car or truck went down that lagging road she would lay her head down and stretch out so she could not be seen except from my raised deer blind.


While coyote hunting using a fawn in distress sound with the e caller I have had does come and walk all around the called making some mighty strange sounds trying to find that fawn.


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Old 07-20-2016, 11:26 AM
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Sasquatch did it !
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:33 PM
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I had 2 fawns on my front lawn the other night... and a doe. I used my fawn in distress call, and the mama doe only reacted the 1st time. After that, she ignored the call.
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:37 AM
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You should have been able to tell where the leaves came from. Should be pretty obvious if something took leaves from beside the dead dead or if the leaves came from directly where the deer was laying. Ive seen a lot of deer get up in tangles of brush so tight they struggle to get out but Ive never seen one burrow in leaves.

Heavy wind is another possibility.
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:57 PM
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I was in a tree stand looking over a pine flat and I saw a doe running laps in a 20 yard circle through the pines. She did this about 10 times. Any ideas why she did that? I was thinking she may have been trying to lose her yearling as the rut approached. I guess she could have been playing too.
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Luv2KilFish
I was in a tree stand looking over a pine flat and I saw a doe running laps in a 20 yard circle through the pines. She did this about 10 times. Any ideas why she did that? I was thinking she may have been trying to lose her yearling as the rut approached. I guess she could have been playing too.
Hard to say, but many times they will actually rear up and knock the snot out of a little one to get them to leave. Maybe there was a buck in the area and she was not ready to breed and was trying to deep six him or one was running her and was out of sight.
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Old 07-23-2016, 01:58 AM
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Deer run laps to stretch and build their leg muscles. I mostly see yearlings and up to about 4 year olds do it.
The laps can be as big and a couple hundred yards in all.
Even fawns do it when mom has them in a safe area like my yard.


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