Situational awareness among prey animals

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    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.
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    So I just talked to my buddy out in VA and he said you can't hunt on sundays.....Why is that so? And the same thing happens when the season opens, I'll see tons of deer the day before, and for weeks at a time, but when opening day hits they are long gone.
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    Didn't you know Deer are Psychic. As soon as you think about killing and eating them, they hear you thoughts and make for parts unknown. As to why they were there on Sunday, because God told them it was safe.

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    They can smell your adrenaline, and your trigger finger is sending off high frequency vibrations. They are also probably watching you more than you are them.

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    Another thing about Sunday. In your area the deer have been trained. Since they get shot at on all days except Sunday, it has now become genetic, they know it is safe on sunday because of instinct, it is bred into them since the law was passed making it illegal to hunt on Sunday.

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    You need to hang up one of the DEER CROSSING Signs so they will know where to cross on your property.

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    Church bells signal more than "hurry up, you'll be late" don't you know. Plus, the little birdies that hang out outside your window, they are spies. If you want to trick them, set out your church cloths and act like your getting ready for Sunday service, then sneak to a windowless room and get your hunting cloths on. Works every time. Don't ask me how I know.
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    Paymeister's wife here - Paymeister got a nice doe this morning. .307at 30 yards in the orchard. Nice clean kill. He hung it up and then said he had to go to work...

    ...which is fine, since I usually dress out out game.

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    I having trouble with turkeys in the garden.The dam things ate all the cucumbers,tomatos.Deer finished the rest off beans,pumpkins and squash.
    Time to give up this hobby to much work anyway.

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    [QUOTE=4my son;852843]Church bells signal more than "hurry up, you'll be late" don't you know...QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paymeister View Post

    ...which is fine, since I usually dress out out game.

    If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you have a chat with my wife?!
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    its the same way deer are in my area know to be afraid of the smell of rifle bore cleaner. the ones that survive encounters pass along genetic memory to their offspring. and now 3 generation of my family hunting one particular area i used graphite lube and remoil on all my weapons.
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