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What are your thoughts on when a hunting spot has been ruined? That is, if there is a good hunting spot, but someone kills a deer there, drives through it 1-2 days, a herd sees you leaving one evening, etc. is it worth returning? Or will they remember this and be hesitant to return themselves in the near future?

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

it's a good spot for a reason,... either food, water or cover, bedding area, whatever. The deer will return and so should you.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Chances are if you were hunting a mature buck he will relocate, younger deer will filter back into the area.Over hunting can ruin any spot, best thing you can do is give the area a rest. I hunt public property and who knows what goes on when Im away, I just have to try to find where no other hutners go< might be why I can get bucks that score in the 150's +

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from packerfan wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

I agree with steve182. the deer will return.

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

i use to hunt with a club and they would run dogs all day in one spot and most of the time the clubs call off the hunt an hour or two before dark to skin the deer and find dogs well if i didnt kill one that day i would go still hunt the same spot they just ran and got a few deer that way i didnt get one evertime but i have killed deer in an area that was heavly run that day.deer get used to people and learn to deal with them thats why most of the hugh deer people find dead they never knew they were there those deer never come out until well after dark.

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

they dont get big for being stupid thats for sure not unless you are pumping full of hormones and growth products

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

I currently have guys cutting firewood on my place and deer season starts Saturday. The deer will come back as soon as they leave.

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

i might change my stand location a bit . but the deer will be back in the area for sure .

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from sgaredneck wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

I might let the spot rest a few days but I wouldn't necessarily write it off.

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from huskerguy wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

They will come back. I was at a place hunting on one side of the field and another guy was on the other. Well he shot a decent deer and it was 15 min after he'd left that deer started to come back across.

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from matt mcferran wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Your deer will stay there, but you won't see them until they feel comfortable again. Give it a few days, wait for a cold snap or some nasty weather that will get the deer up on their feet. Slip in carefully, being as low impact as possible. Deer are capable of handling some pressure if the habitat is good, but if you continue to bump them they will find somewhere less pressured, or start moving at night and bedding before sunrise.

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from mmidgett wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

I am a firm believer that the deer will return and it might not hurt to leave it alone for a week but and stand is never ruined. My buddy and i were in Kansas last year and in one day we shot 2 pope and young bucks out of the same stand. Take into fact that it was the rut, but if the deer want to be in there you should be in there to.

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from 14maddoxc wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

The deer will come back. It might not be for a day or so though, but usually the neibor drives the deer right back to me over the fence.

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Deer aren't spooked by deer entrails and will return if it is a good location. They know how to dodge people and are pretty confident. If they bust you in the stand, they will be watching it for movement but if you don't move, they will still come in.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

it's a good spot for a reason,... either food, water or cover, bedding area, whatever. The deer will return and so should you.

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from packerfan wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

I agree with steve182. the deer will return.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Chances are if you were hunting a mature buck he will relocate, younger deer will filter back into the area.Over hunting can ruin any spot, best thing you can do is give the area a rest. I hunt public property and who knows what goes on when Im away, I just have to try to find where no other hutners go< might be why I can get bucks that score in the 150's +

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

i use to hunt with a club and they would run dogs all day in one spot and most of the time the clubs call off the hunt an hour or two before dark to skin the deer and find dogs well if i didnt kill one that day i would go still hunt the same spot they just ran and got a few deer that way i didnt get one evertime but i have killed deer in an area that was heavly run that day.deer get used to people and learn to deal with them thats why most of the hugh deer people find dead they never knew they were there those deer never come out until well after dark.

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

they dont get big for being stupid thats for sure not unless you are pumping full of hormones and growth products

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

I currently have guys cutting firewood on my place and deer season starts Saturday. The deer will come back as soon as they leave.

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

i might change my stand location a bit . but the deer will be back in the area for sure .

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from sgaredneck wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

I might let the spot rest a few days but I wouldn't necessarily write it off.

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from huskerguy wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

They will come back. I was at a place hunting on one side of the field and another guy was on the other. Well he shot a decent deer and it was 15 min after he'd left that deer started to come back across.

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from matt mcferran wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Your deer will stay there, but you won't see them until they feel comfortable again. Give it a few days, wait for a cold snap or some nasty weather that will get the deer up on their feet. Slip in carefully, being as low impact as possible. Deer are capable of handling some pressure if the habitat is good, but if you continue to bump them they will find somewhere less pressured, or start moving at night and bedding before sunrise.

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from mmidgett wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

I am a firm believer that the deer will return and it might not hurt to leave it alone for a week but and stand is never ruined. My buddy and i were in Kansas last year and in one day we shot 2 pope and young bucks out of the same stand. Take into fact that it was the rut, but if the deer want to be in there you should be in there to.

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from 14maddoxc wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

The deer will come back. It might not be for a day or so though, but usually the neibor drives the deer right back to me over the fence.

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Deer aren't spooked by deer entrails and will return if it is a good location. They know how to dodge people and are pretty confident. If they bust you in the stand, they will be watching it for movement but if you don't move, they will still come in.

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