Deer and horses ?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by rackhanger, May 13, 2016.

  1. rackhanger

    rackhanger 6 pointer

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    Howdy folks, im looking at buying 25 acres and i wanted to ask. If the owner currently has about 10 horses that he allows to roam freely on the property would this have a permanent affect on deer movement on the property? Thanks.
     
  2. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    What type of fences are on the property. They will effect movement. The deer will adapt to the horses being gone in a short time
     
  3. Farrier85

    Farrier85 10 pointer

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    Deer don't mind horses at all.

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  4. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    If you mind your own business and just meander quietly through the woods, it's amazing how close you can get to deer (on horseback).
     
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  5. furd

    furd 6 pointer

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    I hunt a farm with horses and see them in the feilds together alot. Just be careful and don't shoot a horse.
     
  6. rackhanger

    rackhanger 6 pointer

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    Fencing is 3 strand barbed wire that is down is several places.
     
  7. Farrier85

    Farrier85 10 pointer

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    I'd be more worried about the horses wrapping barb wire around their ankles then I'd worry about the deer lol

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  8. Farrier85

    Farrier85 10 pointer

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    I've rode close enough to good bucks that I could have threw a rope on


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  9. Coot_Meurer

    Coot_Meurer 10 pointer

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    A lot depends on the horses, if they are staying.

    Some horses are extremely curious - they won't bother the deer, but they won't leave you alone. Hard to hunt when they hover around your stand, or destroy your pop up blind. Some horse are mean/evil and will run off anything in their pasture. We had one (for 23 hours) like that. He hated cattle and dogs, and tried to stomp the dogs and did run the cows through a fence. Had my wife not been able to catch him quickly, I was going to let the .270 catch him permanently. Some horses are so laid back and placid they won't move any farther than shortest line between the water tank, the hay bunk, and the shade.

    For the most part, the deer won't care.
     
  10. Rodeo man

    Rodeo man 8 pointer

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    Horses terrify deer. Donkeys don't seem to bother them.
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  11. Farrier85

    Farrier85 10 pointer

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    Everybody loves a little ass! Lolol

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  12. BowHunter20

    BowHunter20 6 pointer

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    Donkeys are the perfect camouflage says one deer to another!
     
  13. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

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    I hunted two big persimmon trees one year that were loaded with fruit. There were five horses in that pasture that I watched run deer off to get to the persimmons falling. Those horses slept under that tree when they started falling til I left. Needless to say I didn't sped much time there.
     
  14. RackedUP

    RackedUP 8 pointer

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    I'd say they wouldn't have to worry much about coyotes while hanging with the donkeys.
     
  15. Farrier85

    Farrier85 10 pointer

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    U may be on to something there

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