How far do deer travel up north during gun season?
Ihookem, with all the downgrading baiters like me, how is it right to have a bait by your cabin?
FYI A 5 minute mile is 12 MPH.
8-10 times that is 96-120 MPH for a deer WOW, If your shooting at a running deer you better lead them by about 30 feet
Seriously, deer can cover a lot of ground in a hurry even at that fast kind of shuffling walk they do. A mile or two is nothing for a deer to travel to feed. Some of the deer "Experts" claim deer (especially does/fawns) have a much smaller core area, I disagree.
The western edge of my property is comprised of an environmental lake which is surrounded by cattails, tag alders, tamaracks, sedges, etc. How long do you think a deer could stay hunkered down in that stuff if its life depended on it?
The thickest nastiest areas in their home range is where they "migrate" to. Places where during a drive they don't need to run,all they have to do is keep their heads down.
So I guess the other question I should ask is how many days can a deer lay down without moving and survive.
Another way to look at it is if I was being chased by a bunch of stinky guys with guns and was fearful for my life how long could I lay under a bush? Probably as long as I could smell them because that is better than the alternative.
Fish during the day on busy busy lakes. Do they move far or just seek cover? Darkness comes, boats stop and fish bite, low light yes, but also low pressure
But they may not move far
Deer aren't migrating out of areas, they are adapting to the increased human presence. They will head to any area where they DON'T experience human intrusion.