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Hmm.  :yawn  Warm sunshine, soft straw...wait a minute... what is that strange music...   :thumbup1


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    Re: What does a deer have to do to get a little sleep around here!
    « Reply #1 on: March 23, 2015, 01:11:40 am »
     :rotfl

    Props to the guy for not taking the cheap shot.

    After he started whistling at it, I was waiting for him to jump and yell "Boogaboogabooga!"

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    Re: What does a deer have to do to get a little sleep around here!
    « Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 10:56:11 pm »
    Aye, a bit of serious sensory disconnect!
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    Re: What does a deer have to do to get a little sleep around here!
    « Reply #3 on: May 12, 2015, 08:24:26 am »
    Strange music? As long as it's not "Dueling Banjos"...

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    Re: What does a deer have to do to get a little sleep around here!
    « Reply #4 on: May 12, 2015, 08:24:41 am »
       :thumbup1   That's why I love hunting.     It's amazing all the stuff you see.

    I love that deer's reaction, once it finally realized what was up there was no messin' around, it was 5'th gear.
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    Re: What does a deer have to do to get a little sleep around here!
    « Reply #5 on: May 12, 2015, 05:19:19 pm »
    Great outdoor video!  At first I thought the deer was injured or was sick, not to have responded sooner.  But, when it took off, it seemed perfectly healthy.

    I had sort of the opposite happen to me when still hunting.  I was on the ground, seated, my back up to a tree, looking down a trail.  From behind me I heard a rustle and a little spotted fawn jumped over my outstretched legs and froze about 3 feet from me.  Really scared little thing.  Hair raised.   I just stayed still and let it walk off.  My guess is that mom was not far behind.  If I recall, I was squirrel hunting.  It was too early for deer season to be open.

    Sometimes its just fun to be a part of nature and be an observer.   As I get older, I find more and more that I don't need to bring home venison, at least not after the first one, unless it is a "wall hanger."
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    Re: What does a deer have to do to get a little sleep around here!
    « Reply #6 on: May 16, 2015, 09:32:56 pm »
    If a person just sits stone still in the woods you'll be amazed how close wildlife gets to you.  I've had deer close enough to touch many times.  Had animals crawl over me thinking I was part of the tree.  Birds land on me.  For fun during deer season I bring some sunflower seeds with me to put on the top of my boot toe or on my knee just to see if birds will pick it up.  Lordy can you get all stiff and cramped up sitting in one spot for hours though.  Get a good cushion or you'll be wiggling around in 30 minutes.
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    Re: What does a deer have to do to get a little sleep around here!
    « Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 03:04:12 am »
    Ran across the same video sans added music - still quite a moment!

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    « Reply #8 on: November 20, 2017, 09:26:42 am »
    I have come up on sleeping deer fairly often over the years. There has been a few times I have touched deer with my arrow while bowhunting. I watched my dad pop a deer on the nose with his broadhead to keep the stupid thing from attempting to eat his boot. The boot had remnants from a sweet feed mix for the horses.

    I had an owl swoop in and land on the branch about 6 inches above my head while sitting in a ground blind. I didn't see it coming in and only heard it when it flaired to land about 2 foot from my head. It was awfully close to causing a need for new pants. I ducked down and hit the dirt, and the owl immediately took off.

    My scariest time was calling a mountain lion to with about a foot and half of me. I setup to predator call on the edge of ravine over looking a nice little river bottom. My back was to a tree and the remote call about 20 yards in front in the ravine. My dad and I had been sitting maybe 10 or 15 minutes when I heard a slightly wheezy breath off my right shoulder. I cut my eyes right to see and a mountain lion very slowly turned to look me straight in the eye with his head about foot and half from mine. It then took a few quick steps away and disappeared into the brush above the ravine. My dad said I was white as a sheet of paper for about 10 minutes.   
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    Re: What does a deer have to do to get a little sleep around here!
    « Reply #9 on: November 20, 2017, 02:10:06 pm »
    My scariest time was calling a mountain lion to with about a foot and half of me. I setup to predator call on the edge of ravine over looking a nice little river bottom. My back was to a tree and the remote call about 20 yards in front in the ravine. My dad and I had been sitting maybe 10 or 15 minutes when I heard a slightly wheezy breath off my right shoulder. I cut my eyes right to see and a mountain lion very slowly turned to look me straight in the eye with his head about foot and half from mine. It then took a few quick steps away and disappeared into the brush above the ravine. My dad said I was white as a sheet of paper for about 10 minutes.   

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    Re: What does a deer have to do to get a little sleep around here!
    « Reply #10 on: November 22, 2017, 10:52:59 pm »
    My uncle once called a bobcat up close enough that it tried to jump into the truck with us.  He punched it in the face, and it went around the truck and tried to come in from the other side.

    We occasionally use a varmint call when hunting feral hogs, and SM#1 has anchored incoming hogs as close as 20 yards from where I was sitting.  Not too many people I'd trust to do that with, but she's a cool head and a good shot, so I'm not worried.  Much.
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    Re: What does a deer have to do to get a little sleep around here!
    « Reply #11 on: November 22, 2017, 11:37:09 pm »
     
    My uncle once called a bobcat up close enough that it tried to jump into the truck with us.  He punched it in the face, and it went around the truck and tried to come in from the other side.

    We occasionally use a varmint call when hunting feral hogs, and SM#1 has anchored incoming hogs as close as 20 yards from where I was sitting.  Not too many people I'd trust to do that with, but she's a cool head and a good shot, so I'm not worried.  Much.

    I'd be more concerned that hogs were within 20 yards of me at all,  and I think I'd be quite thankful to have an extra gunwoman with me if they ever did get that close  :cool.
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