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    I have been hunting now for 2 years, this will be my third. Have killed many does and a few bucks. Had something happen yesterday I was wondering about. Hope someone can give me some info. While in my ladderstand I heard what sounded like a person walking thru the woods. It did not walk in a hurry and would stop every few steps. Whatever it was got within about 30 yards, but I could not see it for all the trees. Thinking that it may be a big buck, I did not move, hardly even breathed. I had used cover scent before going in. Suddenly whatever it was took off running thru the woods. It sounded like a horse running thru there. Was this more than likely a buck, a doe or something else.
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    Bigfoot?
    OK you got me...I was gonna sneak in and hunt a little but unfortunately i seen you in your stand, Dang it!!! No seriously i would bet it was a deer of some sort...Buck or Doe????Hard to tell...What kind of cover scent was you using? The reason i ask is because i have used Coon and Fox before and have had dogs come to my stand so Now its rubber boots and i always say that the best scent is NO SCENT......Good Luck
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    Busted
    Probalby just got busted, no telling what the deers identity might be, every deer is sneaky when they choose to be. Could have been a lsick head or mr big. Not every deer will blow, some will simply sneak off, some will bolt, some will blow you outta the tree. Might wanna wash your butt real good next time so they don't smell ya....
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    Bear?
    Everyone knows the sound of a deer walking in....kind of like squirrels digging in the leaves. Bucks have bigger feet are usually heavier so they sound louder. I have bears down here in Sampson county and believe me, even small bear sound bigger than bucks. Kind of the same pattern but when they run away you can here them huffing like a dog.
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    A horse..
    If you almost felt the thuds as his hooves hit the ground, it was probably a buck. Hard to say, but if he approached you from downwind and walked in slow..Does are usually with clumsy fawns and you can hear them scampering about before you see her.
    I don't use a cover scent per se , but do put a drop of cedar scent into my storage container that I keep my stuff in after it has been washed in scent free detergent. The wind is your best and worst friend, use it to determine where you hunt.
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    I'm going to take a stab at this one. There's a very good chance you heard a turkey. Nothing sounds like a person walking through the woods any more than does a turkey, especially a gobbler. The footfalls sound exactly like a man's and the stop-and-start nature of what you describe fits in, as does it running off. I've been amazed at how loud a big gobbler sounds as he's running away from me in April.
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