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#3034029 - 11/15/12 07:59 AM Re: How Good is a Deer's Hearing? [Re: BSK]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
We humans tend to block most noises out mentally, even though we are actually hearing them. We tend to igore all sounds other than the ones we believe are important.


My wife would agree!!!
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#3034040 - 11/15/12 08:08 AM Re: How Good is a Deer's Hearing? [Re: deerhunter10]
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
I have heard that it's better then a dogs hearing i don't know how much better but better. And dogs hearing is better then ours so i don't agree with the statement above. I think they do not trust their hearing as much as their nose.


A deer's range of hearing has been tested using electrodes to register brain activity as the deer is subject to different frequencies and intensities of sound. Their range of frequency (frequency of sounds they can hear) is only slightly wider than a human's. Their ability to hear low intensity (low decibles) is better, but not hugely better. Again, most of the difference is focus. Humans ignore most of the sounds they are actually hearing. Deer (and most wild animals) are highly attuned to everything they are hearing because their life depends on it.
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#3034172 - 11/15/12 09:03 AM Re: How Good is a Deer's Hearing? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
I have heard that it's better then a dogs hearing i don't know how much better but better. And dogs hearing is better then ours so i don't agree with the statement above. I think they do not trust their hearing as much as their nose.


A deer's range of hearing has been tested using electrodes to register brain activity as the deer is subject to different frequencies and intensities of sound. Their range of frequency (frequency of sounds they can hear) is only slightly wider than a human's. Their ability to hear low intensity (low decibles) is better, but not hugely better. Again, most of the difference is focus. Humans ignore most of the sounds they are actually hearing. Deer (and most wild animals) are highly attuned to everything they are hearing because their life depends on it.


Good stuff.
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#3034331 - 11/15/12 10:07 AM Re: How Good is a Deer's Hearing? [Re: BigD_625]
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BSK leave your substantiated data out of this discussion. There is no room for facts in a world of opinions.
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#3034339 - 11/15/12 10:09 AM Re: How Good is a Deer's Hearing? [Re: BowGuy84]
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I've seen deer come unglued from a relatively small sound. I also have seen them not notice or pay attention to some obvious sounds...depends on the noise and their mood.
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#3034487 - 11/15/12 11:13 AM Re: How Good is a Deer's Hearing? [Re: BowGuy84]
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 Originally Posted By: BowGuy84
BSK leave your substantiated data out of this discussion. There is no room for facts in a world of opinions.


Seems some hunters feel the need to remind me of this more every year. ;\)
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#3034491 - 11/15/12 11:16 AM Re: How Good is a Deer's Hearing? [Re: BowGuy84]
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 Originally Posted By: BowGuy84
I've seen deer come unglued from a relatively small sound. I also have seen them not notice or pay attention to some obvious sounds...depends on the noise and their mood.


Yup. Deer are attuned to unusual sounds or even patterns of sounds they associate with danger, especially from their #1 predator--Man. Turkeys can make an unbelievable amount of noise moving through the woods. Yet deer will ignore the pattern of those sounds because they are not a threat. But make even the tiniest of metallic sounds from your stand and deer will come unglued.
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#3034493 - 11/15/12 11:16 AM Re: How Good is a Deer's Hearing? [Re: BSK]
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The directional hearing of a deer is truly amazing. They can pin point like crazy where that twig snapped or where that squirrel just rustled the leaves.
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#3034530 - 11/15/12 11:35 AM Re: How Good is a Deer's Hearing? [Re: htnseymour]
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 Originally Posted By: htnseymour
The directional hearing of a deer is truly amazing. They can pin point like crazy where that twig snapped or where that squirrel just rustled the leaves.


Sometimes I wish I could rotate my ears like that!
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#3034777 - 11/15/12 01:49 PM Re: How Good is a Deer's Hearing? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: htnseymour
The directional hearing of a deer is truly amazing. They can pin point like crazy where that twig snapped or where that squirrel just rustled the leaves.


Sometimes I wish I could rotate my ears like that!


HA I got a visual!
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