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do deer move when its verry cold and windy?

Question by rayrae36. Uploaded on January 07, 2010

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

Yes. Maybe not as much but they do move.

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

YES. LOOK FOR STANDS OF EVERGREENS AND THICK COVER THAT WILL SERVE AS A WIND BREAK. ALSO STANDING CORN CAN BE A DEER HOT SPOT IN THE WIND BUT I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU MAKE SURE IT IS OK WITH THE FARMER BEFORE HUNTING IS STANDING CROP AND THEN IF YOU CAN HUNT IT BE EXTRA CAREFUL NOT TO DAMAGE ANY OF THE CROP.

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

when its cold yes but windy no most of them bed down!

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from tbogg10 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

ya,like said above look for pine trees, they are good shelter in the late season

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from jamesti wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

they move a lot when it's cold but will bed down when it's windy because wind takes away one of a deer's most reliable senses which is hearing as well as sense of smell. when it is cold, deer will bed on slopes so that they can take advantage of the sun. moving helps them to generate heat just as we would in the same situation.

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from hugh rackman wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

It depends how windy, the temperature also contributes to it.. if its super windy and 59° outside,you can almost bet they will be bedded down. If it is rut, and chasing stage, the weather doesnt matter ..the bucks will be chasing tail 24-7,and even if one of thier senses are affected ( hearing ) wind. (Smell ) wind ( sight ) heavy wind or snow .. when wind blows hard, branches and undergrowth move a ton,affecting a deers vision, the same it does ours. In many situations, you can compare what a human would do, and compare our decisions we would make in certain situations. For instance, using pines for cover .. both for cover and weather. Deer love golden rod type cover .. thickets and undergrowth.also find the rubs and scrapes, and you'll be in a bucks neighborhood. or hell be around eventually ..and remember as it gets closer to Nov,if you see a doe, theres most likely a buck behind her. .. if you see one go by,always check the area (rest of day ) for a buck trying to pick up her trail.. good luck..

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

YES. LOOK FOR STANDS OF EVERGREENS AND THICK COVER THAT WILL SERVE AS A WIND BREAK. ALSO STANDING CORN CAN BE A DEER HOT SPOT IN THE WIND BUT I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU MAKE SURE IT IS OK WITH THE FARMER BEFORE HUNTING IS STANDING CROP AND THEN IF YOU CAN HUNT IT BE EXTRA CAREFUL NOT TO DAMAGE ANY OF THE CROP.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

Yes. Maybe not as much but they do move.

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

when its cold yes but windy no most of them bed down!

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from tbogg10 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

ya,like said above look for pine trees, they are good shelter in the late season

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from jamesti wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

they move a lot when it's cold but will bed down when it's windy because wind takes away one of a deer's most reliable senses which is hearing as well as sense of smell. when it is cold, deer will bed on slopes so that they can take advantage of the sun. moving helps them to generate heat just as we would in the same situation.

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from hugh rackman wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

It depends how windy, the temperature also contributes to it.. if its super windy and 59° outside,you can almost bet they will be bedded down. If it is rut, and chasing stage, the weather doesnt matter ..the bucks will be chasing tail 24-7,and even if one of thier senses are affected ( hearing ) wind. (Smell ) wind ( sight ) heavy wind or snow .. when wind blows hard, branches and undergrowth move a ton,affecting a deers vision, the same it does ours. In many situations, you can compare what a human would do, and compare our decisions we would make in certain situations. For instance, using pines for cover .. both for cover and weather. Deer love golden rod type cover .. thickets and undergrowth.also find the rubs and scrapes, and you'll be in a bucks neighborhood. or hell be around eventually ..and remember as it gets closer to Nov,if you see a doe, theres most likely a buck behind her. .. if you see one go by,always check the area (rest of day ) for a buck trying to pick up her trail.. good luck..

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