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If anyone else agrees that deer movement decreases after several days of constant hunting pressure please go to the other forums and tell these guys that think those that aren't seeing enough deer, don't have enough hunters, are full of bull. Cause while a couple of deer drives might make some short term action, it doesn't take long for the deer to figure it out, move less and become more nocturnal.
 

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The mature bucks and does figure it out first.....and hide the longest.
 

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They move earlier to bed and later to feed. And bed where nobody bothers them. Drive where they bed! Done properly you'll move mature deer or not.
 

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PaTrophyMan said:
If anyone else agrees that deer movement decreases after several days of constant hunting pressure please go to the other forums and tell these guys that think those that aren't seeing enough deer, don't have enough hunters, are full of bull. Cause while a couple of deer drives might make some short term action, it doesn't take long for the deer to figure it out, move less and become more nocturnal.
Yes deer movement decreases to the number of hunters in the woods. Not just drives. I can drive home in the evening and see standing in the fields of properties that are heavily posted and hunted very little. Any public ground or ground that gets pressure, you will not see deer there til after dark.
 

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Around here I don't see any deer even after dark. Pressure makes then go to the heaviest cover they can get to and they stay there until the middle of the night
 

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PaTrophyMan said:
If anyone else agrees that deer movement decreases after several days of constant hunting pressure please go to the other forums and tell these guys that think those that aren't seeing enough deer, don't have enough hunters, are full of bull. Cause while a couple of deer drives might make some short term action, it doesn't take long for the deer to figure it out, move less and become more nocturnal.
Being that your newer here you will soon figure out most of the those doom and gloom posters will not respond to well thought out deductive reasoning like you are offering.
 

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I can't think of a word other than idiot for a person who doesn't believe that hunter pressure/presence adversely affects deer sightings. I don't gun hunt my favorite bow hunting spot because there is a "crew" of yahoos who hunt it fairly heavily the first week of gun. I had a doe permit I wanted to try and fill so went out there the last Thursday of gun season. I never saw a deer, or another hunter, dark to dark. Now, I was in a tree from which I saw 14 bucks and 28 doe one particular day of bow season (my best sighting day ever). I checked my Bowhunter Sighting Log (NYSDEC) for that area...during bow season I had 80 stand hours, saw 25 bucks, 74 doe and 10 other.
 

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this example is why I have become to like bowseason more, in bowseason I can walk up to deer feeding in the fields, and in rifle season wont see a single deer in the area.
 

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Friend of mine lives in a pretty secluded area, but not really remote. They have a "buzzer" on their driveway so when people start up the driveway, it signals in the house. Prior to gun season, the deer would constantly trip it between 6 and 8 in the morning, and 4-6 in the evening. After 2 days of gun season, they said the buzzer now goes off between 4 and 5 am and again 8-9 pm. Nocturnal movement about sums it up.
 
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