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  • Do animal possess a 6th sense? It seems at times, for no reason at all, when you are about to make a kill shot an animal with

    Do animal possess a 6th sense? It seems at times, for no reason at all, when you are about to make a kill shot an animal with become alert and bolt. What do you guys and gals think?

  • #2
    I say yes. It just happens too many times.

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    • #3
      A 6th sense as in like seeing dead people? No. But i understand what your saying. I too have had a certain deer in my scope when it spooks or gets behind the right bush to present no shot.

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      • #4
        It's not a 6th sense, but more acute version of the first five senses.

        Nate

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        • #5
          I call it the heebie-jeebies, it sometimes happens just before my shot, even at far ranges the deer knows somethings up and bam starts to run.......

          gives me the rush just before I squeeze the trigger, sometimes you can feel the tension build and then the heebie-jeebies!

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          • #6
            They don't. Either its bad timing or they get spooked by the bullet when it get puts into the chamber.

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            • #7
              Animals have a heightened sense of awarness compared to us. They are familier with the surroundings they live in. Most live by thier nose and or vision or both. Hearing also plays an important role. We humans don't depend on our senses as much and as a consequence we don't pick up on many things that animals do.

              If animals have been disturbed by something such as a sudden influx of 4 wheeler riding deer hunters on opening day or days previous by hunters "scouting" they tend to be on alert. In that state the least little thing can send them running.

              Young animals are similar to young people, they don't see danger as clearly and they don't always make the best decisions, in hunting season both can be fatal. As animals become more mature, experience and learned survival behaviors kick in and thier reaction to danger is markedly faster. If they make a mistake or as my Dad says, "Feel a Booger," they make a hasty exit.

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              • #8
                Beekeeper has the right idea, I think that wild animals are just more intune with what going on around them. They play off of the rest of the animals in the forest, add that to their heighted senses, and we percieve a 6th sense.

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                • #9
                  Fort Chaffee Army Post in Arkansas deer will walk right up to your stand and look straight up at you!

                  I think it’s some Government Bioengineering going on dar!

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                  • #10
                    I think everything has some form of a sixth sense, even us. You ever have the hairs go up on the back of your neck for no reason, thats gotta be some type of sense. Who knows man.

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                    • #11
                      There is a lot of things in the animal world that biologist cannot explain. Why or how a salmon returns to the same river. There is a lot about hibernation of mammals that cannot be explained. The migration of birds cannot totally be explained. It is a fact that animals can predict an earthquake.

                      I am in the woods almost everyday of hunting season. Hunting is the perfect way to study wildlife and it's habits. I am such a firm believer in the 6th sense that my question should be, is there a 7th sense?

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                      • #12
                        So polished are the whitetail deer's nose and hearing and so powerful the instinct to survive that most deer subject to predation will react to anything, including that intangible sense of being observed, by looking for movement or trying to escape. Noises that are imperceptible to us as humans will be audible to a deer. That may include moving a the safety to the "fire" position, the sling or carrying strap touching other objects as we aim in, the sleeves of our clothing rubbing against the torso of our coat, the "squeak" of a leather boot, and dozens of sounds that are natural or inaudible to us. To a deer, ALL sounds are significant...for the best of reasons; their life depends on it.

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                        • #13
                          No they don't they have hyper alert 5 senses that make ours look like geriatrics.

                          Seriously though think about it, you probably have a desk or a den that you are at everyday several hours a day. you can look at your desk, the chair, keyboard post its, pens whatever and know if someone has been at your desk. Deer are the same way, they just have a huge living room or office space and use their senses much better than we do

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                          • #14
                            Man it sure seems like it! Even though they do not I sure know what your talking about!

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                            • #15
                              maybe or maybe they just get smart hunting season after hunting season. They have to try to survive

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