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need advice... dog invaded my hunting spot

So I got out into the woods and into my treestand before the sun came up. Sat there, not hearing or seeing anything until around 7:30 when I hear something come crashing down the hill behind me. "This must be a big deer" I thought to myself. I turn around and search for the source of the noise- it isn't a deer. It's my 90lb wolf hybrid, who has evidently decided to assist me in hunting. Long story short, she wouldn't go home so I had to get out of my stand and take her back to the house. Before we left the woods she decided to relieve herself (in more than one way) in one of the major runs the deer frequent- really the only one they frequent daily. Is it worth leaving my stand where it is or should I move it somewhere else? My dog has joined me more than once at other times of the year and even come with me a couple days ago when I put some salt out. I don't have a trail camera to snap pictures of deer under different conditions/circumstance so I'm not sure if it would make a difference or not...

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maybe

#1 - tie that dog up to protect your hunt and to protect the dog from getting shot.
#2 - if you have somewhere else to hunt for a few days I would - BUT if not then you might get lucky right there....

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Thanks for the reply

groovy mike wrote:
#1 - tie that dog up to protect your hunt and to protect the dog from getting shot. #2 - if you have somewhere else to hunt for a few days I would - BUT if not then you might get lucky right there....

She was in the house but my dad let her out. He knows he can't let her run loose but that apparently doesn't concern him.

I'm going on a trip a couple days from now so maybe I'll just wait until I get back to try again. December 2 is when I'm coming back so the dog smell will have cleared out by then.

The deer around here are hard to hunt... it's like they're blind to everything I try.

Abby

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good luck!

good luck! By this late in my season deer that are not nocturnal are hard to find.

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Honestly, I don't think it

Honestly, I don't think it would bother them at all.  If you hunt close enough to houses, there are probablu dogs, cats, whatever, creeping around those woods all the time.  The deer are used to it. 

Heck, opening morning this year, I had a coyote slowly walk along a deer trail by my stand at 20 yards.  90 minutes later, 6 does walk down the same trail, never even flinched  Next morning, the buck I shot came walking through eating briars.  Granted, the coyote didn't piss in the trail, but I am sure he has on other occasions.

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trying again

I'm gonna try tomorrow morning (12/5). Hopefully I'll luck up on a decent doe. I've seen some bucks but most are tiny- watched a 6 point that couldn't have weighed more than 50lbs run 22 little does past my stand a few weeks ago. There doesn't seem to be any dominant bucks where I hunt so getting them to my stand is hard.

The place I'm hunting is just on the other side of a large subdivision so I'm sure all kinds of pets roam around there. I guess I'll leave the stand where it is for now.