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Old 12-18-2017, 11:30 AM   #1
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I heard a guy talk about some does that where captured and taken to a ranch 60 miles away and they came back by themselves a couple of years later.
These where tagged does. All low fence.

I've never heard of this. Does it happen?
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:45 PM   #2
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That sounds pretty far fetched to me, but I have no idea
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:47 PM   #3
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I would bet money they are lying... or confused... but ive been wrong before.
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:53 PM   #4
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I guess anything is possible
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:56 PM   #5
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:58 PM   #6
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:00 PM   #7
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:07 PM   #8
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Messenger pigeon yes. Whitetail deer no.
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:11 PM   #9
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Unless they have a really big ranch, Id have to question anyone releasing tagged does on a low fence property.
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:17 PM   #10
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I know it was done. I just dont see how the deer would come back.
Ranch is pretty good size (about 10k acres).
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:20 PM   #11
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:28 PM   #12
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Why would they come back? Home sick?

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Old 12-18-2017, 03:31 PM   #13
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:39 PM   #14
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:45 PM   #15
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This is how it happens. Don't pick up hitch hikers.
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:48 PM   #16
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:49 PM   #17
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Kind of sounds like the movie Homeward Bound, but instead with deer!
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:20 PM   #18
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Im with Hmmm. He will chime in shortly and let us know
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:42 PM   #19
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I’ve got a doe in my freezer right now. She ain’t going back unless I take some of her wi me.
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:59 PM   #20
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60 miles seems extreme, but they can and do move a long way. Flooding pushes deer several miles seasonally around here and they return as the water receeds.

My uncle killed a buck at his house several years ago that he had on camera over 5 miles away on another farm.
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:13 PM   #21
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Yes they can.
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:26 PM   #22
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I believe it could happen.
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:40 PM   #23
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I need to stop chiming in on these questions I do not know. Haha Let’s find out someone trap one of there deer!


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Old 12-18-2017, 07:42 PM   #24
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:54 PM   #25
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If deer will travel 50-100 miles in the mountains, I don't see why they wouldn't possibly do it in Texas
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:00 PM   #26
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Read A Article once about Deer Being Transplanted from the King Ranch to North Texas and they Had Proof that Some Came Back over Time. So 60 miles would be Nothing then
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:22 PM   #27
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Nothing is impossible but I would be curios to know how they found their way back
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Old 12-19-2017, 12:52 AM   #28
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Deer and many animals have good homing abilities. Although most deer in one study that were moved stayed within 30 km of the new location, one buck went over 500 km from north Texas to its home range in the Aransas NWR. Different animals use different means for homing, it seems. While pigeons may use magnetic references, they may also use olfactory senses (smell). Dung beetles navigate by the stars (studies in planetariums show). Discussion regarding the Texas deer mentioned above suggested that it may have honed in on the smell of the ocean from prevailing winds. It went 560 km, while six others went 130, 130, 240, 325, 530 and 530 km (Hahn, 1945, Glazener, 1948). Cited from U.S. Forest Service Review of literature on animal homing.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:26 AM   #29
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Highly possible and very likely.. I know of a particular Axis buck that would travel 11 miles, from one ranch to another, in a day, on a regular basis.. He would be eating alfalfa at daylight on one ranch and eating alfalfa at dusk on another,11 miles away.

Believe it or not..
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