So I am convinced the deer have been alerted and have moved. I hunt the entire season and they don't appear to come back and I can't find where they go? We hunt the National Forest so they are not going into private land nearby. Each day we walk further out (.5,1,2,3+ miles) and even with the snow we can't find tracks. A person would almost say there are no deer but the week before (particularly this year with snow) we saw a very nice amount of sign.
So the big question is how far are these deer going? Obviously much further than what I thought.
Many of us know the smartest deer in the woods is a mature doe with fawns, so if she lives through a few gun seasons she knows what to do and where to go. Bow hunting has also thought me be good to the does,hunt where they are and the bucks will follow. But I think some of those does are much smarter than we give them credit.
So the question again is how far do they go?
Does anybody have any experience with this?
Thanks and have a good day.