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When do deer head for water?

Old 09-04-2002, 10:55 AM
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What time of the day will deer usually head for a drink? Morning, evening, midday? What are your experiences?
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Old 09-04-2002, 11:53 AM
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I've only hunted around water on a couple of occasions. Each time, the deer would belly up to the water hole in the morning after feeding during the night and then head to the bedding area. I took my first deer with a bow while set up between a water hole and bedding area in the early morning. Of course, things may be different in your area. I suggest you spend some time scouting any water holes in your hunting area to determine when they are drinking. Good Luck!!!!

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Old 09-04-2002, 02:18 PM
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Deer have to drink all day. They need lots of water. There was a thread not long ago that discussed this very topic, research it and you may get your answer!

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Old 09-04-2002, 05:54 PM
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From my duckhunting experiences , I'd have to say they drink when their thirsty<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

I've seen them at all times of the day , including nice bucks , so if you have a good water hole with a funnel of heavy timber leading to it , hang your stand and pack a lunch.

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Old 09-06-2002, 03:43 PM
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1. When they are really, really thirsty
2. When the whole danged forest is on fire!


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Old 09-06-2002, 04:17 PM
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Don't forget when they need to have a bath<img src=icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle>

Sorry, but the thirsty was over used.

To your question, like said they need water in there daily routine, but unlike humans they get most of it through greens and such. They will often be seen hitting water holes, lakes, etc to and from bedding to feeding areas. So hunting these spots usually consist of the same mentality as feeding areas. Like feeding areas the times they show up or when they show up depends on the deer, so don't be discouraged if they don't show up daily!

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Old 09-06-2002, 04:30 PM
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I have seen deer as well as other wildlife drink water from some of the oddest places. Tire ruts in the road, tree stumps after a rain, And I have even seen a deer drink out of a five gallon bucket that was on the edge of a wheat feild that had water in it after a rain. They will drink water when they need it and will get it from the easiest place they can while feeling safe. I have a old bath tub I use to water cattle in a pasture that has no pond and I see deer at it at all times. .

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Old 09-06-2002, 06:36 PM
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usually after they get shot....
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Old 09-06-2002, 10:43 PM
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Especially gutshot.

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Old 09-07-2002, 08:10 PM
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Have seen more in the am getting water then of
an evening same with coyotes but they get a lot
of their water off greens etc.!!
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