Does This Buck Know I am there?

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by Smith&Brownie, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. FREEPOP

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    My thought is he's scent checking the area.

    I'd leave that stand where it is and put another in, preferably on the other side of him.
     
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  2. U D

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    That deer is probably hibernating in someones freezer.
     

  3. hunterrep

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    My guess is he has either scented you after you left, or he is reacting to the camera. After years of running cameras, I don't put them near my stands any more. In fact, Im starting to join the camp of using cameras less and less. This year I'm going to put just one on a years old mineral site just to get an inventory of what is there to hunt. I'm starting to believe they do more harm than good but that is a different topic for a different discussion.
     
  4. Sasquatch Lives

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    Like others posted, he probably got a little whiff of human and is investigating. That is an incredible buck.
     
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  5. Rasputin

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    I no longer put cameras near stand sites. Seems like the bucks always are pictured looking at the camera and then they never show up at that spot again.
     
  6. Trap Star

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    You're good. Hunt that stand and put an arrow through that deer.
     
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  7. cakebaker

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    Damn nice buck.
     
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  8. CHASINEYES

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    Great deer. I think he's scent checking or there is something with these cams deer pick up on. All too often I see deer looking at the cam in the 2nd pic, even the non flash cams.
     
  9. Smith&Brownie

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    In this pic he isn't looking at the camera and he's probably walked by this thing 20 times since August. I don't think the camera bothers him all that much if at all. What I can do next year is put the camera out front facing the stand, there is a brush covered stone pile that I can hide it in.
     
  10. Walt Donaldson

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    Get the cam out of there, leave your stand, and kill the buck :D