I hunted with some buddies this year in Northern Missouri in permanent stands that have been there for years. These guys always get deer, but they always field dress it where it falls, then drag it out.
I contend that the gut pile will scare off other deer and attract coyotes, which will drive deer off, too. These guys insist the deer pay no attention to the gut piles.
I think I'm gonna take my climber and get as far away from them as possible next year. What do you guys think?