Not very tasty, I can assure you. Some guy with hoofs on a stick puts them every where? Doesn’t this guy sleep? As a kid that is sometimes what I thought when hunting with my Dad.
Really, I did see a small doe and a yearling in my crosshairs the other day and let them pass. I have been inoculating my hunting spot with estrous deer scent and yesterday I see that an adult buck is showing interest. Nearby rubs are on 2 to 3 inch saplings and scrapes are nearby too. I will add an update with photos of the rub. I put some estrous scent on the scrapes and hope that this buck finds it. Back to this spot in the afternoon? Meantime I promise the wife to button up the yard even better for the winter snow.
I have seen no new deer droppings in oak groves deep in the woods but I have seen old and new Coyote dung piles everywhere the deer are. In fact I see coyote tracks following deer incessantly. Coyotes are eating my deer and yours! Remember Coyotes are 1/3 Wolf here in the Northeast proven by genetic analysis. The Coyotes are larger, bigger jaws for crushing bone.