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This weekend was the best weekend I've had bow hunting in years, even though I didn't get anything. I saw 14 deer, 5 yesterday and 9 today. 3 of the deer I saw today were shooter bucks. I couldn't get a single one of them to stop when I wanted them to. I tried whistling, grunting, and making a doe bleat noise. What do you guys do to get them to stop? :confused:
 
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shoot them! i got no problem shooting a walking deer with a gun or a bow, if its close enough. running thats a whole different story. we all watch to much tv.
 

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sometimes I have just yelled. I always make sure they are within range and I am at full draw then just say "HEY!" normally they stop dead in their tracks. However, this can put them on edge and if you have a louder bow, they might jump the string. I have shot a few deer walking with a gun with no problem, but I don't trust myself enough to do it with a bow.
 

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I have taken running deer with a gun no problem. But I don't feel comfortable taking a shot at a walking deer with a bow, maybe at close range but not anything to far.
 

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normally I just whistle at them, or say "Hey" sometimes even "Hey Deer!" just depends on how jumpy they seem, which the deer around here seem very used to seeing me (especially the does and fawns) and don't even run off when I go to fill the feeder or walk into the stand...yesterday there where 2 does and a fawn that beat me out there and they just watched me get into the stand and never even left, until the door latch made a loud noise and they hoped the fence but where back out within 20 minutes...I was prolly 45 yards? from them walking to the blind
 

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BANG !!! That'll stop em. :lol::lol::lol:
 

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I have killed a deer with my bow and was walking 8 yard shoot you just have to lead it a little. i usally snort like a pig that stops most deerwhere i hunt.
 

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I never try to stop a walking deer ,,when one gets in my lane i pull the trigger on my cross bow,,
he never knows its coming until it to late
 
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