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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011, 08:29 AM
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Tator stated: "they are much more cautious,,,", but I don't agree when he says, "therefore they smell much better and hear much better". This sounds like they can dial up their senses in bad conditions - this is not physically possible.

Wind= causes smells to travel farther distances

Wind= causes sounds to sometimes travel farther distances

Didn't say anything about deer morphing into super-creatures.

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"therefore they smell MORE THINGS and hear MORE THINGS."

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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011, 08:50 AM
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WHAT??????
You mean they don't turn into ROBO DEER????
HAHA I knew what you were getting at Tator
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i think if a turkey could smell like a deer and a deer see like a turkey. then it would probably be rare to harvest either one of um !!! windy or not we all would be hunting field eges with a 400 yard shot or longer but i have seen many many times deer useing the turkeys sences and fallowing aproxamently 30 mins behind them, in my opinion their useing the turkeys as a first alert.
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post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011, 10:30 AM
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WHAT??????
You mean they don't turn into ROBO DEER????
HAHA I knew what you were getting at Tator
Well I'm glad! Sort of confused me that someone would think I thought deer gained some sort of special senses.....

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i think if a turkey could smell like a deer and a deer see like a turkey. then it would probably be rare to harvest either one of um !!! windy or not we all would be hunting field eges with a 400 yard shot or longer but i have seen many many times deer useing the turkeys sences and fallowing aproxamently 30 mins behind them, in my opinion their useing the turkeys as a first alert.
I think Deer use all sorts of animals to help them. I have seen Deer watch cows as well. Cows will watch anything moving (me) and if every eye of a cattle herd is looking one direction, deer know that something is going on in that direction. I agree with onthefly as well... in many of my trail cam pics, I have turkeys show up and about 10-45 min later deer show up. I also take a crow call w/me to the field as well b/c deer know that crows are going to crow if there's a predator near by.

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Yeah I don't think Onehorse was getting what you meant by that
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saw deer moving this year in some heavy winds, but they were very tense. With everything in the woods moving, their sense of sight and hearing are hampered. Also if anyone one remembers, last season i talked about using turkey decoys during deer season, seems to calm deer down prior to entering a foodplot. Used it again this year with great success.

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saw deer moving this year in some heavy winds, but they were very tense. With everything in the woods moving, their sense of sight and hearing are hampered. Also if anyone one remembers, last season i talked about using turkey decoys during deer season, seems to calm deer down prior to entering a foodplot. Used it again this year with great success.
turkey decoys hmmph never thought of that. good ideal.
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With everything in the woods moving, their sense of sight and hearing are hampered.

also wanted to explain what I meant about deer can sometimes hear better in the wind... that's not ALWAYS true. For example, from my house the nearest train tracks are about 4 miles away. You can not hear a train coming if it's just a regular day. But on a slightly windy day, seems like the sound carries more for some reason. cannot explain it, will not try to explain it... haha

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Ok thanks for all the opinions.. now i got another Question.. I just bought about 5 acres of land me and my brother scouted it the other day. we found a half a dozen or more rubs(this years).. i'm kinda new to deer hunting but after this years hunt i'm hooked.. anyways what i need to know is, what should i consider when finding a spot to place my stand?
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