Anybody else have a deer donkey!

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by bdl605, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. bdl605

    bdl605 6 pointer

    Nov 18, 2006
    just curious about people’s funny hunting rituals, happenings etc. The people across the road from us have an old burro/donkey, one afternoon several years ago I was down in a hollar right across from them and the donkey started braying and 2 minutes later a 150” 11 point comes off his ridge and shot him! Every time I sit there and he brays sure enough I see deer come off that ridge. As time went on I notice I can here him from time to time from the other end of the farm, guess what more times than not if you here that stupid donkey deer count go’s up so he affectionately now is known as the deer donkey around my house lol! Monday morning I here the dam thing raising a stink, now I’m 3/4 mile away as crow flies I set there till 10:30 and hadn’t seen a deer, start packing my stuff and down the ridge comes an old bruiser that was 10 points and had an 12” kicker on left side. Dropped the hammer and bowed to the deer donkey!
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  2. shogan

    shogan Cyber-Hunter

    Aug 15, 2002
    Central, ky
    Give him an apple for sure. I listen to the dogs around me. In general neighbors dogs tell me if deer are moving. And my pyrnees tells me is something is moving on my property by barking. Today I watched him do the 200 yard dash in 5 seconds not barking but looking like he was ready to kill and I thought that's odd after 15 minutes I quit looking well a few minutes after that a yote ran through.
  3. ribsplitter

    ribsplitter Cyber-Hunter

    Jan 19, 2004
    Greenup, ky, USA.
    I will have to try it out here. The two farms that join both sides of me both have one. I can hear them all the time. I've heard them what seems like a million times and I still get tickled when one gets wound up.
  4. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
    My dad use to have a mule that was the best deer indicator; he would run about and bray and watch them.
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  5. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

    Oct 18, 2005
    We’ve got two within earshot of us in Grayson. The boy (10) and I get tickled every time they fire up. They were especially vocal opening weekend. Ours unfortunately never call in deer though.
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    JR PORTER 10 pointer

    May 1, 2014
    Never heard of that but had a billy goat tell me one time which way to go to find the deer! Had a 7 pointer down in about 15 minutes and saw 3 does to boot!
  7. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

    Sep 25, 2005
    Robertson Co.
    Had a horse one time ruin a bow hunt for me. I was doing a sneak on a yearling down a brushy fence row to get on her. Horse that was in field took notice and ran to corner and made all kinds of racket till deer ran off. Don’t know if he was saving the deer or or he thought he was saving me. Ticked me off. I was 15 and would’ve been first bow kill.
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  8. Buckkillr

    Buckkillr 6 pointer

    Dec 15, 2019
    Donkeys are excellent watch dogs. I have one around me too and though I can't see what he's seeing cause I'm across the road but usually see deer, coyote something coming from his direction often when he's fired up
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  9. bearleft

    bearleft 6 pointer

    Mar 16, 2014
    La Grange KY
    [​IMG]That is almost exactly what happened to me with him in 1999. Donkey started braying like it was possessed, 15-20 min. later he came up out of a 300' deep hollow. My first Buck and still my biggest. 250# live weight, 148" 8 pointer.
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  10. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    Neighbor up the road use to have a donkey. I really liked him during turkey season. He would brag an a turkey would shock gobble.
  11. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
    Donkeys are good turkey locators as are roosters crowing.
  12. ukyager

    ukyager 8 pointer

    Jan 21, 2005
    Reminds me of a joke...

    Man walks into a bar sits down next to a guy... barkeep says what can I get ya... man orders a beer... barkeep says hey Jackass you want another one to the man next to him... he obliged.
    Time goes by... barkeep comes back ask again and calls the guy a jackass again.
    The man ask the patron “ whys he keep calling you Jackass?”
    The patron reply’s...
    “Hee-haw Hee-haw he always calls me that”
  13. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

    Feb 20, 2011
    the swamps of western KY
    Well, there’s a donkey across the road from my place that ain’t reading the script. He just cusses all day.
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  14. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

    Oct 27, 2017
    Estill County
    Guess I need to start being nicer to the donkeys! Hate them damn things...
  15. KYH5N1

    KYH5N1 10 pointer

    I've got 2 that came to our farm in mid August. Mixed pair. Just showed up and no one will claim them. I don't plan on feeding them hay all winter. FREE to a good home. Any home for that matter! You load them, you take them!

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