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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Re: Deer getting use to people ?
Where I hunt, there are a couple homes in the general area. At one home, the occupant has a routine that involves some fairly noisy activities out of doors, twice per day. Once in the morning, and once in the evening. I won't go into detail, but suffice it to say, if you came along to hunt with me and heard this racket, you'd think, "well, that's that, our hunt's over."
The deer who live in the area who hear this commotion start up will pop up their heads to listen, and once they are sure of what it is, will just go about whatever they were doing when the ruckus began.
In rifle season, when we get "imports" from surrounding areas, those deer light the afterburners when the racket begins, but the "residents" just keep on about their business. It's pretty comical to watch, actually.
But....drop a pin in a manner that isn't consistent with the racket they hear day in and day out, and I've seen them hit top speed instantly.
They know us at least as well as we know them.