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Listen there is not much I haven't tried to fool deer as I walk to my stands in the dark...That said, it has on occasion back fired...Like when I tried to look like a young pine tree and squatted and tucked my head when In the moon light I saw deer on the other side of the field... That got me a large tine slipping up under my face and  a buck literally snorting in my ear...That could have turned out very badly..but he swung around and stiff legged it out of there...or when I have been stomped and snorted at and then I stomped and snorted back...to be charged...yep another not so fun in the dark...I will never stop in a field to tie a drag on again ...I had a buck charge me and I had to quickly stand push my bow out hard in front of me as I ..hhmmm Yelped...may have tied a scream but it came out like a high pitched yelp...I could hear him nearly somersault as he came to and abrupt stop and turned away ..way to close for comfort...I only use drags in day light now...Hey so many years of hunting and so many ideas that pop into my head on those usually quiet walks in and definitely long quiet hours on stand...Some good others...well.......:negative: Skipping landed me the best buck fight I have ever seen not 2 mins after I had past them...they fought all the way to and under my stand and the sounds were crazy.  As it got light one of them broke off and came my way a huge typical 8 with steam rolling off and out of him  but he was just  out of range.. wish cell phones were around then it's an image I won't forget though. ps I have never heard rattling or any grunting that could match the sounds those two were makeing as they fought through our woods..and it lasted a long timeI bet they traveled 300 yrds fighting...


The Kindle just doesn't work right and   I have decided not to feed the bullies and distracters...it's call the ignore feature. They only have power when fed.

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Wow,sounds like awesome encounters. I still haven't heard bucks fight,maybe this year...

And l like the idea of trying all sorts of different things to keep the deer guessing whats up.

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Well sometimes..it can get a bit scary...another is if I hear walking coming towards me..depending on terrain and distance I will undo my fanny pack..if there are no opticals in it... and drag it bouncing behind me as I make short burst runs then stop( at my age that's all I can muster ^_^)...I tie a pull rope to it before I leave the house. Never worse for wear because it is maybe a 1-2 times a year thing. Think about all the noise you  hear when bucks are chasing doe past your stand in the the dark ..one or two soft short grunts as you run..I've had buck come right in and doe after that at day light...I often wondered if that noise didn't have them wait until it was lighter to continue...verse walking past my stand in the dark...hhhmmmm...

 Anyways pasta sauce in the crockpot  will shower and head out in a little bit...

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The Kindle just doesn't work right and   I have decided not to feed the bullies and distracters...it's call the ignore feature. They only have power when fed.

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