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Raccoons and deer

Old 01-23-2021, 10:00 AM
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So I live on a farm. There are always dozens of deers I see on the property any given day. They have been on my trail camera consistently on the food plot around 6:30 am till about 8 am. Two days ago I witnessed a deer walking up to a raccoon on the plot. That was the first time Iíve ever seen a raccoon out there. Ever since there have been no deers on that trail camera but yet the raccoons have came back last two days. Is this something I can manage or should I hunt a different part now
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Old 01-23-2021, 10:58 AM
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It's just a coincidence. Deer and Coons coexist with no problems at all. Many trail cam pictures taken over corn piles show lots of coons and deer in there together.
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Old 01-23-2021, 11:54 AM
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I agree, that or maybe the food plot isn't that great right now and deer moved off to better food source

deer ain't dumb they like prime food
where a coon is more a scavenger and will eat what ever it needs to , to get by!
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Old 01-23-2021, 06:24 PM
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Affirming what was said. The racoons in no way scared off the deer.
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Old 01-24-2021, 04:10 AM
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They're buddies. No worries.

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Old 01-24-2021, 05:05 AM
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Racoons and deer have coexisted longer than the US has been around. I wouldn't worry about it.
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