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    hoar frost, needle ice

    Will deer avoid walking on hoar frost and needle ice?
    Its very noisy and could cut their feet.

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    Re: hoar frost, needle ice

    Doubt they will concern about it noise wise and their hooves are more then tough enough to handle it

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    Re: hoar frost, needle ice

    No. You should though if you are trying to be sneaky on them. Some days I walk 20 feet and say, nope. Could not still hunt a dead deer in that.
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    Re: hoar frost, needle ice

    Quote Originally Posted by sawmill View Post
    No. You should though if you are trying to be sneaky on them. Some days I walk 20 feet and say, nope. Could not still hunt a dead deer in that.
    That's very true!
    Rarely waste my time as well when it's crunchy like that.
    Rather hike to a spot I like, sit and wait, or in that case, take drive, check out a new area.
    Maybe something will be standing by the road?

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    Re: hoar frost, needle ice

    One of my best bucks met his demise after a freezing rain squall that left a 1/8" of potato chip ice on 6" of snow
    Heard the buck moving before I saw him, He sounded like a kid in bubble wrap getting beat with a bat
    I made several crunching steps toward a shooting lane, grunt tubing like Jethro Tull, suddenly two bucks were grunting and walking noisily toward me
    Critters move when they feel the urge regardless


    neither one was worried about cutting it's feet )
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    Re: hoar frost, needle ice

    I don't mind crunchy, had good luck just have to walk like a deer and sit. I've punched the snow and brought hung up deer into shooting lane. Definitely take rain or soft snow first, but crunchy means cold and deer seem to still move in daylight more than warm and longer days...
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    Re: hoar frost, needle ice

    just move slower

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