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Has this ever happened to you

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LBshooter 10-Nov-17
Buzz 10-Nov-17
MGF 10-Nov-17
MGF 10-Nov-17
dgb 10-Nov-17
Matt Ewing 10-Nov-17
MGF 10-Nov-17
Babysaph 10-Nov-17
76aggie 10-Nov-17
ny yankee 10-Nov-17
dean 10-Nov-17
BATMAN 10-Nov-17
GF 10-Nov-17
handle 11-Nov-17
JamesV 11-Nov-17
deerhunt51 11-Nov-17
Treeman 11-Nov-17
RymanCat 11-Nov-17
From: LBshooter
Date: 10-Nov-17

A doe trotting through your blind. Sitting in my hammock seat today(excellent seat) and was on a pipeline full of brush and bramble. Thick as could be and I had cut out a little area next to a tree to sit. Brush behind me so thick that I'd have to crawl to get through it. I hear some noise behind me and turn my head and am stunned when this huge doe comes trotting through so close that I could touch her. She didn't see me and came from the down wind side and yet still lazily trotted through. After being so stunned All I could do was laugh.

From: Buzz
Date: 10-Nov-17


Had a bigger cow moose walk thru our decoys one year.

15 meters or so, cousin of mine whistled and it walked away slowly.

From: MGF
Date: 10-Nov-17

A few times.

One really cold still morning I was sitting on the edge of a standing corn field. I heard foot steps behind me come closer and closer. I peered over my shoulder into the corn to see a big set of antlers came into view.

This big buck walked up behind me, put his head down, sniffed me and slowly turned and went back the way he came.

From: MGF
Date: 10-Nov-17

Another incident earlier that same season...which was my first season deer hunting.

There was a fence line with sparse cover between two corn fields.

There was an apple tree on the fence line that the deer were hitting hard.

I spent a lot of time trying to ambush a deer there without any success. I could hear deer in the corn but none ever stepped out of the corn.

Finally one afternoon I hear snorting. A doe comes charging out of the standing corn into the tall weeds on the edge snorting and stomping up a storm.

She scolded me for what seemed like a long time. I thought she was going to try to stomp me or something.

From: dgb
Date: 10-Nov-17

I had a doe brush the tip of my arrow once while standing next to a tree. I've had many others within 2 yards - always fun!

From: Matt Ewing
Date: 10-Nov-17

Pm frisky and he will tell you what to do next time. I think it involves a Swiss made knife.;*)

From: MGF
Date: 10-Nov-17

I was heading for my stand in the state forest one afternoon. I didn't feel good and didn't really want to walk all the way to my stand. I stopped and stood next to a large oak for a while.

I heard something coming that sounded sort of like a freight train and I ducked behind the tree just in time to avoid being run over.

A buck chased a doe right at me and I actually had to jump out of the way.

I never thought I'd get a shot under those circumstances but darned if the doe didn't stop to look at me and the buck stopped looking straight at the doe.

I, of course, was to flustered to be good for anything and I sent an arrow right over that buck's maybe 5 or 6 yards. LOL

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Nov-17

What the heck. These WV deer won't walk up and sniff you. Lol

From: 76aggie
Date: 10-Nov-17

Similar experience with a cow elk in Colorado.

From: ny yankee
Date: 10-Nov-17

I once had a "Big Momma" doe chase me down on an old tractor trail. I absent-mindedly walked up on her and her girls out feeding in a hay field. I wasn't paying attention, trying to get to my stand and walked right into them, just yards away. Surprisingly, They didn't spook but got curious and came toward me. I was walking backward, trying to get hidden, get my pack off, and get an arrow out all at the same time. They just kept getting closer and closer, me, trying not to spook them. I think she would have come up and gave me a kick if I had let her, but finally she wouldn't put up with my shenanigans any more and stopped about 15 feet from me. Snorted and they all just turned and slow-trotted away. Like she was saying "Get the heck outa here!"

From: dean
Date: 10-Nov-17

Wednesday, while watching a boxy 8 pointer, that i could have taken an easy shot at three weeks ago (now I wish I would have) chase a doe around. Another doe showed up on a trail that lead towards me. she ended up laying down opposite a a sparse cedar that I was using for cover. I thought about making her move, because if the hot doe or buck came, I would surely spook. They never did so I left her be. She did get up when it was time for me to call it quits for the day, but the buck down the grass hill was still in love with the other doe. I reached between two trunks of a cluster tree to touch a little 6 pointer once. Never do that, that little deer just about broke my arm.

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Nov-17

Sounds like the animals can be humorous as WELL as strange acting? Leads to fond memories.

From: GF
Date: 10-Nov-17

My first year, I was kind of hurrying along a cowpath after an unsuccessful morning... head down, not really paying attention to anything, but I had an arrow on the string anyway....

Then 5 or 6 mulies blew up like a covey o'quail right under my feet - I never saw them until they were less than about 2 yards away. So I swung hard on the nearest one and decided at the last instant that I shouldn't take that shot. Arrow passed just inches under her brisket. Would've been a perfect hit if I hadn't yanked my hand down.

From: handle
Date: 11-Nov-17

My second year of hunting I decided to hunt from the ground. I had a woods that I could only access from the Northwest. I felt like I was screwing up my chances because the wind was always at my back running down ahead of me into the area I wanted to hunt. So one morning I just turned around and stood against a large tree on the path in, wind in my face. Sure enough 15 minutes later a very large doe walked right down the path and didn't stop until she was 3 feet away from me. She did a slow double take, and just kind of turned uphill and went around me. I didn't have a doe permit, so I never drew, but I thought, this hunting from the ground aint so hard! 15 years later I shot my first dear from the ground.

From: JamesV
Date: 11-Nov-17

I was hunting some large pines with thick undergrowth and walking in on a heavily used deer trail when this giant buck came running down the same trail. When he saw me at about 15 feet he tried to stop and turn at the same time but he slid down and right up to me, so close I could have touched him before he bounced back up and was gone. I don't remember exactly but I think I went back to camp and changed my underwear.


From: deerhunt51
Date: 11-Nov-17

You must have made a trail through that brush, LOL

From: Treeman
Date: 11-Nov-17

Years ago late in the Michigan gun season, dressed in orange, I sat with my back against a large tree. 5 does and fawns came, crossed the ditch and stood next to me. The closest was about 2 yards and she never saw me. She was grooming herself and totally calm. Except the old doe held back and was watching me, finally she blows and they all ran but only the old doe saw me.

From: RymanCat
Date: 11-Nov-17

Had bucks nearly run me over and turkeys jump in my lap.

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