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#3287712 - 07/10/13 04:23 PM Deer Fact (off topic)
MattR
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I never knew this and just thought some might find it interesting.

So I was watching a discovery channel show and they were talking about the whitetail deer. Well of course after giving birth does lick their fawns to get rid of the smell they have so it doesn't attract predators.

What I didn't know is that if the doe sees a coyote or predator she will leave the fawn and limp away from it, going in the opposite direction. She limps so the predator thinks she is hurt, thus drawing attention away from the fawn, and most of the time the coyotes leaving hungry. Just thought it was cool, figured I would share.
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#3287730 - 07/10/13 04:47 PM Re: Deer Fact (off topic) [Re: MattR]
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#3287766 - 07/10/13 05:26 PM Re: Deer Fact (off topic) [Re: Bone Collector]
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You saw it on North America
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#3287767 - 07/10/13 05:27 PM Re: Deer Fact (off topic) [Re: Deerbuster1996]
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You are exactly right
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#3287771 - 07/10/13 05:34 PM Re: Deer Fact (off topic) [Re: MattR]
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It also show how a coyote can live anywhere
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#3287788 - 07/10/13 06:00 PM Re: Deer Fact (off topic) [Re: Deerbuster1996]
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Most mothers (including human ones) will exhibit similar behavior to protect their young. We often see this type behavior with birds.

In fact, I saw two separate hen turkeys a couple weeks ago, acting like they were injured, both letting me get with 10 yards of them, neither running off or flying, but rather just enticing me to pursue them (away from their young). Both those turkey episodes happened on the same day, less than a half hour apart, but nearly 2 miles apart.

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#3287864 - 07/10/13 07:50 PM Re: Deer Fact (off topic) [Re: Wes Parrish]
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MattR...."WHY" comes into play here \:D . I have seen this with deer, turkeys, cats, and other birds. I have seen deer and turkeys actually run towards you so close that you want to chase it lol.

MattR, I look forward to your experience on all issues dealing with deer. You seem to have a pretty vast knowledge and open mind on all aspects. Dont like the people that condemn, but love hearing other viewpoints. Like you have said as well, I too am not an expert by any means, but feel i have a good knowledge on deer. Always wanting to learn more. Welcome, my friend!
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#3287898 - 07/10/13 08:23 PM Re: Deer Fact (off topic) [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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Yep,seen it
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#3287937 - 07/10/13 08:47 PM Re: Deer Fact (off topic) [Re: Football Hunter]
Drop 4/5
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Ditto, Seen the same show! Thought that was pretty cool.

Ron
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#3288315 - 07/11/13 08:48 AM Re: Deer Fact (off topic) [Re: Drop 4/5]
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Thanks a lot JC. I've checked out this site some last year but kind of stayed away from it during deer season. Now, I have realized what I was missing. Not only was I missing the knowledge that is gained from many seasoned deer hunters but a lot of times it's just about sharing your experience with other people that have the same passion as you do. It's pretty darn cool. \:\)
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