When you go deer hunting, you expect to see some deer. On my recent hunting trip in New York, I experienced something new, something different.
Gasper, one of the two brothers I went hunting with, took me to some private land that was pretty much a funnel between bedding and feeding. On one side, it bordered a swamp and on the other a horse farm and some homes. The spot was hot. Gasper’s brother David shot a nice 9 pointer their in the past and there was some amazing fresh deer sign.
I spooked a deer just before first light about 20 yards behind me as I was LIVE blogging about the morning hunt from my iPhone. A few loud snorts and foot stomping and the deer back tracked along the funnel.
Lesson learned. New York deer are not fans of iPhones, they prefer Blackberries I guess. Seriously though, the light from my iPhone spooked that savvy deer and it wanted nothing to do with us. You can guess what I won’t be doing on future hunts.
Anyway, after first light, we noticed that a horse somehow made it’s way out of the horse farm. This should not have happened. Having a horse walking right along our hot funnel was not good for deer hunting. So what did we do? We decided to have some fun with the horse.
I asked Gasper to call him in with the Drury M.A.D. deer bleat heat call. He did. But the horse was not a fan of the grunt call and payed no attention to it. Then, Gasper bleated. And believe it or not, the horse came in. Not once, not twice, but numerous times.
Check out the video of some of the times we recorded the horse reacting to the Drury bleat heat call. Pretty cool stuff. And yes, I almost fell out of my Lone Wolf Tree stand because I was laughing so hard on the inside. Easily one of the most memorable experiences I ever had in the woods. Thanks for the good times Gasper!
Hi, I'm Rudy and I'm Filming America's Whitetail Deer and Elk Bow Hunters, One at a time. You could be in our next documentary hunting film. Email me to learn more.