I have even built fences out of used roofing tin to get me out of sight---deer are not nearly as wary after dusk. Often times that is just not an option, like Kooty said a bottle or a loud grunt call. In most peoples hunting timing calendar, spooking deer for 2-3 weeks during early to mid October, would include major portions of the rut. How about none of the above? It’s simple: Deer respond negatively to hunting pressure. Hang in there Bud!! I didn’t really know that a typical deer fence is usually seven feet high. In the mean time I will thin the hog population as they seem to show up regularly. At the time, it was the biggest deer killed there in like a decade. Cougars and wolves keep deer populations in check, but with the drastic reduction in predator populations, deer numbers have exploded. i have alot of deer in my area but i can never get them to come to my tree stand how do i attract them . A deer that was shot and not recovered during the rifle season was discovered within 100 yards of my stand and I am concerned that it may deter other deer from entering the … In fact, feeding deer in the winter is a big concern for deer, deer managers, and many states. 06-Sep-09. Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total), Leaving the stand while surrounded by deer, Predicting Cabela's will be gone by year end, Lake Koshonong & Rock River 2021 Fishing Reports. It seems if you scare them from a field they become nocturnal. I was in menard Co last weekend and the acorns were all over the place, and still have a gozillion in the trees, the grass was green, even in the roads, places where there is never grass looks like a golf course, I am going to hope they come to the sweet feed, our rancher turned off his water well, which is usually a HUGE draw for the deer, but there is plenty of water in the creeks, Our atvantage is we have goats, goats and deer compete and the goats do not typically get into our feed pens, but still there is plenty to eat out there. Two weekends ago I sat in my tree a half hour past quitting time as 3 deer came in just at dark and walked out on the only real path I had out of the valley. New In-Depth Outdoors TV episodes return this Fall, Sundays at 8 a.m. on the Fox Sports North channel! 10 Things You Should Learn from the Deer in Your Backyard. They will come back. Don't waste money on deer mineral blocks or deer can they don't work. Maybe not on your property, but they are up and feeding, many times near bedding areas. I didn’t see/know there was a doe about 2 rows into that cornfield right near when I cross the fence. We ended up moving stands to travel ways and "that particular oak tree" and have started to see deer/hogs come around. I glassed the field and watched a buck emerge from a trail in the woods and enter the field. Keep in mind though that the area around your deer stand or blind gets noisy when you arrive because the animals have heard you coming and sounded alarm calls. The truck thing works but most likley they will stare at the truck. In my study using GPS collars, I tracked … Read … Good luck. Intervention in the … Urban and suburban deer herds are expanding across the nation. It will do a lot less educating than jumping down from your stand. I feel ya Dadsaid. Even if these city-limits deer are off-limits to pursue, you can use them to educate yourself on the behaviors and seasonal impulses of their wild brethren, and become a better deer hunter in the process. IDO When the deer start to eat from the feeder, stop tossing corn on the ground. One of David’s primary questions was whether social status, sex, or age of deer play significant roles in which deer use feeders. I have seen deer spook and then a few minutes later have a buck chasing a doe come right back by again. It was probably EHD, and I am not sure but I think you have a short window to test for EHD after the death, so I would just leave it alone and keep on hunting as usual. Or case it in a soft easy to pack case. we prefer to use a vehicle also. » Hunting Forums They encounter dead animals and dead deer all the time. To answer this question, he ran trail-cameras on 16 feeding sites in two consecutive hunting seasons (mid-September to early January) on a 4,000-acre tract of hunting land in Georgia in 2013 and 2014. A deers behavior is directly related to the environment he lives in. I’ve done this many times, though I have always had a cut cornfield to sneak around them on which you can walk and hardly make a peek there (was chopped so no stubble left in field). Thanks for the replies. A little deer scent on a Wildlife Research Center key wick can be the perfect way to stop a buck in the right spot and distract his attention while you are drawing, aiming, and shooting. As for deer in the field, if your really stealthy and use the wind it is possible to walk right by them in the dark. Too much scouting pressure? Otherwise, wed never shoot a b… youll see the deer when they get eatin up and spoiled...but till then might as well shut the feeders down. The only reason I can come up with as to why hunters cross open fields to get to their deer stands is that they don’t understand that the deer eat in those fields at night. I’m just curious to hear what others do. Whitetails, especially mature bucks, are active at night, preferring to feed, mingle and mate under a cloak of darkness. happens every year, corn just seems to start piling up.. I had chosen my stand wisely enough. I don’t want to get pinched for being in the stand after legal shooting time so it is what it is. We have corn sitting on the ground, which is crazy for that part of the country. 1. They are just eating their natural stuff now. Your deer are day feeders. Well because you had already gotten down (assuming you had a slow morning), I wouldn't go back right then. I like the bottle idea. I guess with all the rain though, the acorns that drop will rot pretty fast. I looked at the pictures to see a nice 6 pointer was there that morning. You must be logged in to reply to this topic. I am forced to walk out and unfortunately spook them. I’ve seen a good loud snort wheeze work, the deer often walk out of the field only to return in about 20 minutes. I actually hit a nubbin with a bottle a few years back and he still wouldn’t leave the food plot. I’ve spooked numerous deer in the past and I hate doing that. No deer came into the area. i wish i cold see one of these deer you speak of. I was situated along the edge of an alfalfa field and the deer were feeding in the field each evening. I wear a red chore coat and a red hat and as I said have an orange vest that I leave on the coat during deer season. So with that in mind, here are 4 ways to start bringing the deer to you! there was a lot of "Green" acorns on the ground. They moved into the brush and I was able to escape undetected. I have thrown seat cushions, cans of insect replellent, and even have barked at deer in food plots and all they do is stare. And yes, nocturnal deer herds are a myth, in particular when it comes to their 5 daily feeding time slots.By believing that deer are daylight movers instead of nightime walkers, you will have your mindset headed towards the direction of success, before ever … Think about it, Farmers are always driving around farm equipment and what not. My parents have been noticing that a lot of deer and an occasional elk will pass through their backyard and trample their vegetable garden. An outbreak of EHD? Hey everybody, I dont know why but none of the deer are coming to my feed, The way I set up is I pour out about 4-5 LBS. But if you spook them on the way to the stand, or while you're in the stand and it's still somewhat early, I'd always stay there. i mostly just feed pigs. I though it was weird that there were not any tracks on the path when I showed up this Thursday. The ones that get me are every now and then when you don’t notice one as your walking out. Their avoidance of heavily hunted areas is undeniable, as my graduate-level research at Auburn University documented. C. Everett Koop US Surgean General 1981-1989. I also know guys who use a coyote call. I called my brother to come pick me up with the truck to scare the deer with something other than seeing a human. So, with the wind in my face, I sat up in the cedars to wait on a deer. Our houses, roads and everyday comings and goings impact where and when deer feed, travel and bed. As I’ve been told just don’t have an arrow nocked or gun loaded. Once you spook them getting out of the stand in the dark, your odds of shooting one from that stand … It's often not a matter of getting them to come to your stand. Maybe throw the bottle in the direction of your car and pick it up on the way out. » Leaving the stand while surrounded by deer. If you look at the pictures below you will see the amount of corn on the ground. Create more bedding areas on your property and hunt near them during the day, whenever a moon guide says deer are feeding. Deer not coming to feed,why? whats a deer? Cut those panels down a foot and see if they can get in there to eat. The Old Sarge . Our place in Burleson Co.(Lake Somerville) is usually overwhelmed with deer at the feeders. Same story in Baylor county! I feel ya Dadsaid. Health Care is vital to all of us some of the time but Public Health is vital to all of us all of the time. Limit The Options: While not easy, getting within sight of a big buck during hunting season is slightly more attainable a goal than having one actually come within bow range. I like your point about how a deer fence will completely fix this issue. I hunt the edge of a rye field and have a quarter mile walk to my car. Thanks again! Vehicles do the least amount of damage in my opinion. (10-23-12) For the record I gave my boots a shot of nose jammer. Whenever the moon is overhead or underfoot your deer are up and feeding. I have recovered several wounded whitetails lying near water. I have accomplished this by putting my ladder stand or box blind far enough from the hunting site that I can slip out after dusk, sometimes using thick brush, others using a fold in the ground. They survived a huge line of windy thunderstorms on Thursday/Friday of this week, so who knows when they'll fall. Being farm country the deer don’t seem to care too much about the ATV when I leave at night, even the ones right in my path just trot off far enough to get out of the way and then just watch me. Stomach and/or intestinal-shot deer, typically go to water due to dehydration. I am in the same boat. At any rate, I certainly wouldn't give up because I spooked them an hour before daylight. This is why it is included front and center in this article. » Forums Since the acorns have started falling, we're lucky enough to even get 2 pictures of deer at the feeders. You often have deer around you when nighttime settles in. The deer are probably eating acorns right now and they aren't in rut yet so there not gonna come to calls. Our place in Burleson Co.(Lake Somerville) is usually overwhelmed with deer at the feeders. Usually at least one doe will come to corn, this weekend>>>>nothing except 1000 dove! Any input is welcomed. When the deer locate the piles, gradually increase the distance toward the feeder until you have corn under it. They wouldn’t scatter until I was on the ground about 20 yards from my stand and I would turn on a flashlight… they would scram and would always be back the next night. Since the acorns have started falling, we're lucky enough to even get 2 pictures of deer at the feeders. There is nothing dumber than a deer in a plot after dark. Dang that's tall. Deep forests don’t offer as much food to the deer as the edges. on the ground of the performance trophy buck blend, it is a 50 pound bag of deer corn, peanuts, cane, mollasis. The power is often in your control, to limit the myth of nocturnal deer. Cabin & Ice Fishing Trip for married couple…. Had one a couple years ago that my exis from the woods was thru a downed spot in a pasture fence and I then skirted along the edge of a corn field (not cut yet). Then, you can start to fill the feeder as well. 4. Steve,It won't affect deer movement. Anything is better than having them realize exactly where you were sitting by packing up while they are close. As I’m stepping out into the field edge she let me know she was there, think I jumped about 10′ into the air and was still shaking from the adrenaline surge when I got back to the house (which was still a good 500-600 yards from where the incident occurred). It's one of setting your stand in the right place. I had really gotten myself into a pickle. Today, in increasingly suburban areas where whitetails and people live side-by-side, humans are the driving force on deer. Seems like every hunter and his brother have been busy since the first hay cutting keeping an eye on the biggest bucks in their neighborhood and suddenly they are gone. Our phone's been ringing for the past week with reports of missing deer. … If you can’t get out but can move enough to lower your bow to the ground that would make it pretty obvious too. But no deer is completely nocturnal. Forest edges where multiple habitats come together provide the best forms of food for deer. But exactly how long does it take for a specific stand site to “recover” from a hunter’s presence? In my humble opinion the biggest myth ever perpetrated on hunters is that philosophy of climbing high up into the tree tops to avoid deer smelling you. 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