Doe Deer & Turkey Decoy
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By Craig Kimble


While turkey hunting in Indiana, I observed two doe deer grazing their way down a draw when they came upon my turkey decoy. At first the does paid it no mind but after an amount of time began to look directly at the decoy. One doe seamed more interested than the other and moved closer to the decoy. The doe made small noises at the decoy and then stomped its front leg still looking directly at the decoy as if waiting for a response. Again the deer stomped its front hoof and made a motion with its body as if it were moving towards the decoy. The deer timidly lowered its head to the decoy smelling it and then gently touching it and jumped back. At this point the deer lost interest in the decoy and went back to grazing.