Most definately. I missed a large part of the rut this year because of school and I was hunting another area. I have thought about taking of from school next fall or taking night classes so I can spend more time in the woods.
This exact thing happened to me a few years back. I hunted the same buck for 3 yrs. and never did see him. Everybody and their neighbor seen this deer in the fields adjacent to my stands and running into the woods right where my stands where.
Here is a very handy and effective device I use to dispense corn with - but it could also be used to dispense any other seed or deer feed.
I had an old feeder that had a failed motor... I made a set of brackets to attach the feeder to the rear of the 4 wheeler - the lower one encircles the feeder and has a forward section with holes drilled in the outer ends of the bracket... these holes align with two 5/16" bolts that drilled into the rack of the 4 wheeler.
The upper bracket is an "L" shaped...