Hunted a lease in Llano with a 10 acre pond/lake on it. Had a stand at the upper end of one of the feeder creeks. Guys would duck hunt about 200 yards away. Deer still came to the feeder.
In Indiana, I hunted on a friend's place near Linton that had a good-sized lake on it. We usually hunted some fingers that stretched into the lake ending in some small islands. The duck hunters never bothered the deer until they motored back. As they would pass those islands the deer would bail out and head towards us. There were days that it was almost like dove hunting, the deer were coming by in such numbers. Some big bucks were taken off that place during and after, the duck hunters were there.
I think the deer will get used to the occasional duck hunt.
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