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Deer Hunting Myths #7640800 10/24/19 02:40 PM
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While I've seen the "Myths" approach used in many topic areas, I can't say I remember such a list being thrown around here.

Here's my starting list of those things that leave me questioning if they are 100% true. (Disclaimer- Some of these I "repurposed" from other articles.

1. It's possible through the use of sprays, soaps, and other products to make it difficult to impossible for a deer to smell you.

2. Rubber boots will keep a deer from smelling where you have walked.

3. There's no difference between deer and human urine.

4. Big bucks rub big trees and small bucks rub smaller trees.

5. ?

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5. Once a spike always a spike

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6. Mature bucks will not eat at a corn feeder in the daylight.



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7.Taken a leak near your feeder will run off the deer


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The wind and weather are PERFECT on the same day you told your Wife you'd take her out to lunch.

You ask if you can go hunting today and take her to lunch another day.

She says "That's Fine". frown


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Originally Posted by flintknapper
The wind and weather are PERFECT on the same day you told your Wife you'd take her out to lunch.

You ask if you can go hunting today and take her to lunch another day.

She says "That's Fine". frown

Ha - never trust a "that's fine".

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I never lost a deer shooting one with my .223!

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Originally Posted by Jimbo
I never lost a deer shooting one with my .223!



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Originally Posted by JB1316
Originally Posted by flintknapper
The wind and weather are PERFECT on the same day you told your Wife you'd take her out to lunch.

You ask if you can go hunting today and take her to lunch another day.

She says "That's Fine". frown

Ha - never trust a "that's fine".


It's all in the tone. "Okay" can mean many things. "Whatever" is the word you don't want to hear because it really means "shove it."

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Deer are smart.

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Originally Posted by S.A. hunter
Deer are smart.


Deer have never been on the endangered species list so there might be something to that!

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Originally Posted by Texas Dan
4. Big bucks rub big trees and small bucks rub smaller trees.


In my experience this usually holds true, although I have seen big bucks also rub small trees.


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Deer avoid high traffic areas.


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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted by Texas Dan
4. Big bucks rub big trees and small bucks rub smaller trees.


In my experience this usually holds true, although I have seen big bucks also rub small trees.


That has been my experience as well. Small bucks tend to rub small trees, whereas big bucks will rub both.

IMO, the indicators that often get missed with rubs is how high they are on the tree and how they indicate the direction the buck was traveling when he made the rub. A rub that's higher on the tree indicates a larger buck most likely made it. Also, if the rub is facing the direction of a bedding area or away from the feeding area, the buck probably made it in the evening after he had left his bed and was heading out to feed. And likewise, if the direction is the opposite of known bedding and feeding areas, he probably made it in the morning when he was headed back to bed.

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I've heard way too many BS statements to recall them all. I do remember though that the most outrageous ones are uttered by the most obnoxious ones. Our avocation is crowded with lots of "experts". I do believe, however, that the guy that throws his weight around the most has killed the fewest deer in any given setting. up


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
I've heard way too many BS statements to recall them all. I do remember though that the most outrageous ones are uttered by the most obnoxious ones. Our avocation is crowded with lots of "experts". I do believe, however, that the guy that throws his weight around the most has killed the fewest deer in any given setting. up


Good point. The hunter who is most quiet around the camp fire is more than likely the one who is seeing the most and biggest deer.


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Ozonics work is a myth.....if it did every drug runner in the world would buy every unit.

When the cows are eating so are the deer

High Fence shooting is the same as hunting


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Deer don't see colors...


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Antler color depends on the trees they rub.

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Some of those aren’t absolutes, but they aren’t “myths” either.


Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


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I am now an "old timer", but the old timers before me use to always cut the downed deers throat.

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That the rut is started by cold weather.

I have had people tell me “ yeah I don’t think we had a rut this year, just wasn’t cold enough “

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Originally Posted by S.A. hunter
Deer are smart.


They may not be “smart” in the Einstein sense, but it’s hard to put any other adjective on a buck that can elude hunters his entire life and die of old age. I have known some like that.

You may choose “elusive” or whatever, but I’ll continue to call those deer smart - damn sure smarter than all the guys trying to kill them.


Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


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I say this one is true " Ten out of ten deer ignore celebrity endorsements"


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