There are lots of people who will never see a deer in the woods, my brother being one of them. I once sat him in a stand about 500 yards from mine and could clearly see him sitting there. There were 8 does and yearlings feeding in the clearing between him and I and he never saw them.
Dead center facing the camera. Walking right to left.
This is one of many photos I use to teach my kids, they all saw this in no time, and for 10,9,8 I thought that was pretty good.
Here is the very first one I showed them, mind you that htere is 2 deer in this one.
For just a moment I was tempted to use my rangefinder. I think for it to work, however, I'd have to take my monitor outside and set it across the street (in one of the neighbor's yards) at about the approximate distance the deer is in the pic. It's presently raining ... might ruin the monitor.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...