Situational awareness among prey animals
The Fish and Game Warden came out last week, inspected our orchard and garden damage, and issued us a "kill permit" for five deer. We are entitled to hunt them from a half hour before sunrise until midnight (spotlighting is OK), Monday through Saturday. None have been seen on the property for the last week, and we have one week left on the permit.
These two were 50 yards away from our front deck at 9 AM this morning. They were undisburbed by my coming out onto the deck with the camera (twice), and were still there a half-hour later, only leaving as I nearly ran them over on the way to church.
The permit does NOT let me hunt on Sunday. I'm convinced that deer keep calendars.