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spooked deer question

hi folks went to my spot to put out some more apples yesterday the only problem was i got there late(dusk) and i spooked a few deer will they come back i put out the apples and left i was on an atv

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Yes, that won't bother them a bit especially iif they wre Pictou County deer. They're afraid of nothing especially if they just came out of someone marihuana patch

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oh they were pictou county deer never seen any marijuana but i know there is some around there lol think they may have come from the corn field

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They'll be fine. In fact the close call may actually help to condition them to human presence. Since they "got away with it" this time, next time they might wait a second or two before bolting to see if you're really a threat allowing you a quick shot.
I find deer are fairly tolerable of human encroachment except when it involves excursions into their "sanctuary zone" in their bedding area and its immediate vicinity. Bust them in there and it's usually game over.

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it may be their bedding area noticed some flattened spots in there

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That could be a problem - but just a single fairly benign incident shouldn't affect them too much. Hopefully (and probably) they'll just start bedding elsewhere. If it was actually a bedding area they likely weren't far off on your previous visits so the fact that they came back to feed is a good sign. Another possibility is that they're temporarily bedding near the "food source" out of sheer convenience, and their real sanctuary is back in a tangle somewhere.

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ill keep my fingers crossed

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They probably already came back and finished off those apples Yes

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sure hope they came back theres about 150lbs of apples there for them

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caper40 wrote:
sure hope they came back theres about 150lbs of apples there for them

Then they will be back!

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went back to my spot this weekend and hung my stand (gotta get in better shape) checked my apples whats left anyways and the deer are definatly back lots of trails and stuff now all i need is to get there early in the season and hope thanks again hammer for pointing me in the direction for the spot

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