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  •  beautiful diary! (7+ / 0-)

    I share a love of the same animal as you do - and have spent many, many hours in the woods with them, or wandering around looking at their sign and figuring out their habits and peculiarities.

    On the farm (surrounded by a pretty urban area), deer recognize individual humans, and individual vehicles - and base their threat assessment on that as well.  They see me, and pay me no attention.  They are a little more wary of my truck, but when I'm on the tractor, they let me get quite close without worry.

    I can be out in the middle of the field, working the tomato patch - and have had 6 deer walk up within bow range, or have a buck and doe come bed down within 30 yards of me while I'm hoeing weeds, yet my cousin will walk down the field for a visit, and they will quickly scoot for cover.

    A bowhunter friend has a red truck - I've watched the deer see his truck, and turn the other way - and avoid his hunting area completely.

    At the same time, I've been in the treestand, and watched two friends come over to dump some brush.  They didn't know I was in the stand, and had an 8-pointer walk down the trail between us.  The deer was 50 yards away from them in the woods, but since they were unloading brush, he just wagged his tail, and walked around them.

    Again, beautiful diary. Thank you!

    Obama saw this a**hole coming a mile away.

    by MusicFarmer on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:53:10 AM PST

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