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woody1975

Deer Cough?

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I finally got out bowhunting again on Friday night. About 6:15, I heard what I thought was the farmer coughing.(I hunt right next to his back driveway). I looked back expecting him to come walking down the road. What I saw, however, was a big doe about 40 yards away. Then I heard the cough again, close and I looked at the doe and she didn't even flinch. Soon after, another doe that was only about 20 yards away, behind a deadfall walks out and right thru my shooting lane. I drew on her and decided I wanted to wait. 5 minutes later, the first doe I saw walks into my shooting lane and I drew on her as well only to let up once I was confident I "could've taken her". My question is has anyone else ever heard this? I have been bowhunting for 20 years and have never heard this before. I have heard the snort-wheeze, grunting, etc, but never a cough and that is the best way to describe it.

DL

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Not a cough, but I've heard and seen deer do more of a sneeze.

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B. Amish, I have seen the sneeze, and I wish I could've seen her do it, but this was most definately more of a cough.

DL

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Mabe she was just clearing her throat. grin

Seriously though. I have never heard it, sounds like another vocalization we will see calls mimmicing in the future.

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Maybe you heard a buck getting his pre-rut physical...

Turn your head and cough please... blush

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I have heard it a few ( very few) times, But it was just after the sneeze or nasel blow. Like as in Something is here but what, clear nose, then cough to clear throat to taste the wind/air. ground. If you would have seen this from start you may have noticed it also licking the air prior to the cough.

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I have heard this twice this year and am wondering what it was. Not a snort not a grunt.

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Maybe you heard a buck getting his pre-rut physical...

Turn your head and cough please...

Ok, so my joke wasn't funny. crazy

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I heard this same sound on Sunday AM. We thought we ran over YEDDY'S foot or hand while he was sleeping next to the road.

We did not go back to find out.

G.C.

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Maybe you heard a buck getting his pre-rut physical...

Turn your head and cough please...

Ok, so my joke wasn't funny. crazy

I thought it was funny !

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i had a doe last year that had the same problem. she seemed very healthy, and had fawns with her. i just wrote it off thinking she may of had a twig or something stuck in her throat.

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I have heard something similar, a doe did some kind of grunt/cough. It really surprised the heck out of me. There was another doe and 3 fawn with her and they didn't even flinch when she made the noise.

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Well I am glad that I have not been the only one to hear this. I was waiting for people to think I was nuts.

Thanks

DL

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