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Old 09-30-2018, 06:23 PM   #51
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I always slowly close my eyes to break the eye contact. Seems to work!
or squint/ cause there is something to it..
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:24 PM   #52
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Idk what the correct answer is, but I avoid direct eye contact also.

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Old 09-30-2018, 06:27 PM   #53
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Squint. I have watched their every move by squinting. Big eyes, looking right at them implies a predator.

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Old 09-30-2018, 06:33 PM   #54
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Squint. I have watched their every move by squinting. Big eyes, looking right at them implies a predator.
Ever watched a cat of any kind stalk prey? Their eyes never leave the victim.
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:16 PM   #55
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I never do, or try not to anyway. Kind of like the carnies at the fair, donít make eye contact or youíre screwed.
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:36 PM   #56
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I've never noticed that they notice me looking at them.. I think we give them to much credit..



Agreed......plus folks with green or brown eyes are camoflauged right?


I'm screwed because deer are supposed to see blue the best though....
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:37 PM   #57
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Eye contact is fine, just don't blink! Blink and its over.
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:45 PM   #58
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I agree and I’ll take it one step further, next time you’re in the stand and have deer in and they are acting nervous, turn your cell phone off. Literally power it down and shut it off and see if the deer don’t calm down.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:13 PM   #59
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If someone is staring at you some sixth sense usually tells you about it. I think deer are the same way so I don't stare directly at them and I'll avert my eyes if they look at me.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:18 PM   #60
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Had the Same experience, I look away now
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:24 PM   #61
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To me moving hands or head around too much gives us away. Awkward moments making eye contact with a deer go well being so still, like how Jon Coffee says in the Green Mile. Hunting pressure really drives up their nerves too.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:24 PM   #62
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I've never really thought about it, but I will try both this year and see what happens.
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:07 PM   #63
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I agree and I’ll take it one step further, next time you’re in the stand and have deer in and they are acting nervous, turn your cell phone off. Literally power it down and shut it off and see if the deer don’t calm down.
Which makes sense because they're afraid God is gonna call at any minute.

"Hey this is God. Is Bambi's dad there?"

"Why yes he is that fat *** is eatin corn at the moment. Would you like to talk to him?"

"Nah, that's alright just send him on up here I'll chat with him when he gets here.....don't look at him though it makes him nervous."

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Old 09-30-2018, 09:10 PM   #64
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Like I said above in a couple of posts, a HECS suit and sunglasses will cure the problem!
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:10 PM   #65
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If someone is staring at you some sixth sense usually tells you about it. I think deer are the same way so I don't stare directly at them and I'll avert my eyes if they look at me.



What if the person doing the staring is using mirrored glasses and looking off to the side to get a visual on you..
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:20 PM   #66
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Like I said above in a couple of posts, a HECS suit and sunglasses will cure the problem!
Everytime!!!!
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:21 PM   #67
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What if the person doing the staring is using mirrored glasses and looking off to the side to get a visual on you..
Works at the river... Oh wait....
Totally undetected....
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:35 PM   #68
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If a deer makes the mistake of looking in my eyes, they'll probably just walk on over and give up. I don't mess around and I don't put up with bull**** from no vegetarian.
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:12 PM   #69
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:16 PM   #70
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It's like Cool Hand Luke. You don't eyeball a deer, or much of any animal. I nearly go my head bit off eyeballing a St. Bernard many years ago.
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:37 PM   #71
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If a deer makes the mistake of looking in my eyes, they'll probably just walk on over and give up. I don't mess around and I don't put up with bull**** from no vegetarian.


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Old 09-30-2018, 10:38 PM   #72
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Idk what the correct answer is, but I avoid direct eye contact also.

Btw, those coffee cans sure are coming in handy! Thanks again!!!!

Bisch


Kathy's been keeping them again, so we are building up the collection for when you need some more (I'm being serious about the collection growing... they are starting to multiply in the pantry).

All the best,
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:09 PM   #73
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:29 PM   #74
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Ever since I heard the phrase "Eyes find Eyes" I try to avoid eye contact.

I think a deer might not notice you sitting in the brush in camo with your face painted, but when it makes out a set of eyes looking at it, it's game on.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:08 AM   #75
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:44 AM   #76
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Never look them in their eyes, always stare at their racks.
Or maybe itís the other way around. I forget.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:07 AM   #77
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I just wear this while hunting and chew on a mouth full of corn when the deer look my way. Works great!!!




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Old 10-01-2018, 10:19 AM   #78
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I've been attacked twice over my hunting life by hawks. Both times they were looking right at me and came at me as soon as I blinked. I have no doubt eyes give you away.
Man, you must be a little bitty fella.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:34 AM   #79
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Our eyes are centered on our head like most predators. I'd assume they associate that with danger.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:36 AM   #80
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:42 AM   #81
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Man, you must be a little bitty fella.



I was in a leafy suit and only my eyes exposed. The hawk landed on a limb near me. I was looking at it, and as soon as I blinked it came right for my eyes. I knocked it away with my bow. I think it only saw me blink and thought I was much smaller prey.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:59 AM   #82
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For me yes...I avert eyes or just avoid completely.

I just read an older article in Traditional Bowhunter Magazine and one contributor wrote about the “Lost Wallet” technique especially concerning stalking western mulies. Pretty interesting and amusingly effective...for him.
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:25 AM   #83
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I always slowly close my eyes to break the eye contact. Seems to work!
Thatís called napping!!
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:42 AM   #84
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Got me thinking lol
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:47 AM   #85
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:54 AM   #86
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I've been attacked twice over my hunting life by hawks. Both times they were looking right at me and came at me as soon as I blinked. I have no doubt eyes give you away.
So what your saying is you've ate fried hawk twice over the years?? How is it?
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:01 PM   #87
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I've been attacked twice over my hunting life by hawks. Both times they were looking right at me and came at me as soon as I blinked. I have no doubt eyes give you away.
WAIT WHAT???? Details.....
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:44 PM   #88
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no doubt they feel your presence if you stare at them. my experience is in the yes column for 40 years in fact my sons paint their eyelids camo .... hardcore.
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:54 PM   #89
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WAIT WHAT???? Details.....


See post 81


The hawk locked in on me when I blinked, and came right at me.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:17 PM   #90
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:22 PM   #91
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Ive had big deer make eye contact and seem embarrassed and look away as if hoping I would not be real if they ignored me as they finished slinkin by.
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