Creepy experiences while hunting

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by BlueGrassVW, Jan 13, 2022 at 8:34 PM.

  1. Velvet ears

    Velvet ears 8 pointer

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    Not me, but my cousin was turkey hunting and she heard a noise behind her as she was calling to a gobbler out in the field. She never turned around to see what it was thinking it was another turkey coming in. Within a few seconds it jumped at her and bit her on the arm. She jumped and screamed and it jumped and ran out in front of her scared too. It was a bobcat thinking she was a turkey. Needless to say, she had to get rabi shots.
     
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  2. 3PointSlayer

    3PointSlayer Spike

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    One happened to me about 10 years ago. I was scouting about a week before bow opener on a ridge behind my house. When I got to the top I jumped a doe and a couple fawns. Just for the heck of it I did a fawn bleat with my mouth as they ran off. A couple minutes later I heard something walking towards me, so I was thinking wow that actually worked. But it wasn't the deer it was 2 coyotes. I didn't have a gun or a knife or anything and i was wearing jeans and a white shirt so i figured they would see me and leave town fast. I did the fawn bleat again just thinking i would mess with them and that was a mistake. After the noise i was making which sounded very poor they both looked directly at me from about 50 yards. One of them locked eyes with me and the other one kept going. I was getting a little worried at this point that they werent leaving cause I knew they saw me so I yelled HEY real loud. The one just kept looking at me and I could hear the other one circling behind me. So i yelled at him again, This time he trotted towards me stopping about 10 yards away. I could still hear the other one getting closer behind me but I didn't want to take my eyes off. I was beyond scared at this point. I lit up a cigarette and took a leak hoping they would realize what I was, that didn't work, they just didn't call my bluff. I took off down the hill hoping they wouldn't get me. Ran into the house and got a gun went back out could hear them up in the woods just behind my house but couldn't see them for a shot. They followed me all the way down the hill. I never go to the woods without a weapon of some sort now.
     
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  3. Tankt

    Tankt 12 pointer

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    Had a coyote experience myself a few years ago. Was deer hunting during the pouring down rain and still hunting through a very thick thicket. Visibility was 15 yards max. Cloudy day and it was quite dark. I kept seeing glimpses of something. Never could get a good look. Then there were more and all around me. This went on for about 30 minutes or longer. I am guessing there were at least 4 coyotes around me but none brave enough to get closer. About a month later I saw several on the edge of the woods.

    I had a rifle, sure. But saw nothing but shadows and movement. Hair on my neck was standing up.
     
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  4. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    Interesting Coyote stories.
    They are NOT afraid of you at Nighttime and sometimes not In the Daytime if you are on their "Turf."

    I don't have a scary story but my youngest son and I were lo crawling across a field one night and we had one come up within 20 feet and Growl at us. This was long ago maybe 1990 before I figured out how to deal with them.
    @NOCAMST is ahead so far in the stories.
     
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  5. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    I hate them too. Especially when you get to your stand, not realizing they are still on you, then one drops down from your cap bill.
     
  6. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Truth. Late ML season several years ago, I was in my blind 45 minutes before daylight. A pack of coyotes surrounded me, some close enough it sounded like I could reach out and touch them. Sounded like 20, was probably only 5-6. They knew I was there, and they milled around me, screaming their heads off for at least 10 minutes. That was the last time I went to the woods during ML or bow season without a handgun.........
     
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  7. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Yep. I had several close howling coyotes this year and a ton of pics. I need to start trapping.
     
  8. Lady Hunter

    Lady Hunter 12 pointer

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    I'll admit - that thought has crossed my mind a time or two over the years!
     
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  9. Luther's Feist

    Luther's Feist 8 pointer

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    There was a place out past my grandmother's house about a mile down in the woods that was nicknamed the demon field, I was always told to stay out of it and never knew why. Well I was around 12 or 13 and was rabbit hunting with my 3 beagles and they had run a rabbit near that old home place. They quit barking and came high tailing it back past me. I knew there was some big fields of an old strip job down past the demon field and decided to cut through it to get to them so I called the dogs back and started through that old home place. When I got near the edge of it the hair on the back of my neck stood up, I chalked it up to stories I had heard, then the dogs started booger barking and the hair in their necks stood up. Then all at once I heard the God awfullest howling sound I had ever heard, I ran all the way back to my grandmother's house. When I got in the door she said you been in that darned demon field ain't ya. How she knew I will never know but she knew. She then proceeded to tell me why it was named that and about the family who had lived there before the man went crazy and killed his whole family and then himself. It was then I learned it wasn't originally called the demon field but was said to be demon filled. When I got older I went back down there to have a look around and figure out the howling sound was only the wind blowing through the stand of beech trees that surrounded that old home place. Even in my 20's that place still gave me the creeps and I was glad when a logging company came thru and clear cut that area.
     
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  10. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    I was elk hunting on a strip job alone, slept in my truck at night in the laid back drivers seat pistol in my lap. One night 3 am i wake up to loud thump and my truck was rocking. I look out the window and see a glowing white alien staring at me 2 feet away from my face right outside my driver window. Right before i unload my 9mm through my window i realize its a black horse with a white face.
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  11. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Pretty sure I remember that story lol
     
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  12. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Yeah mentioned it here a few years back. Bout came out of my skin. Woukd have been embarrassing busting my window, my eardrums, and killing a horse cause i got scared.
     
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  13. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    Once, several years ago, while hunting Squirrels in my home State of Indiana, I set down by a fence watching a Hickory Tree for Squirrels. That morning was a cool one, and I sat with my back to the morning Sun. Around a half hour, I just happened to look to my left and there lying beside me was a HUGE 7' King Snake!! I reached over on my right for a stick to get him to move, but he was reluctant to do so. It took several pokes to get him to slither away, but when he did he looked back at me like he was mad about giving up his warm spot. Seems like this was his favorite spot to catch some warmth from the sun.
     
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  14. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Wasn't creepy, but set up turkey hunting one morning on the edge of a bluff, with decoys in the field in front of me. Very quiet. I catch movement to my right, and a bobcat is sneaking in, staring at the dekes. My gun was laid across my lap, pointing to my left. The cat got within 10 feet or so of me, and I decided that was close enough. I waved my hand at it, and it locked in on me, crouched. I waved again and said "Get". It burned it out of there, and never made a sound.
     
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  15. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Could it have been an elk?
     

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