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jumping deer going to your stand

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saturday afternoon I was going to my stand when I jumped a 8 point buck about ten feet from me. I had no shot at him so I just got down low and watched him run about 80 yards into a woods and put his tail down. My question is how long do you wait to go to your stand and will that deer come back.

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Stratosman

Most the time if you jump a deer, it does not know that you are a human unless it winded you. It has happend twice to me this year and one of the times I saw the same deer after I climbed into my stand. As far as how long to wait, that all depends on the circumstances and is a judgment call on your part. I usually go right to the stand.

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bottomdweller

I agree with Stratos, I like to get there quickly afterwards, so I dont linger and leave scent.

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