Burping Deer!

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  1. Monks

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    Is it a tv show thing, a deer walks in calmly. Wait for shot...nope here comes the burp! Deer fully alert now?! Just curious why this is such a thing on tv shows. I watched the Drury Brothers ( not bashing them) do this to ridiculously loud proportions to stop a deer that was basically not moving. Does everyone do this? I never do it while bowhunting. Just curious. Cheers


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  2. zachd

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    I have only "meah" at a couple deer one to stop a doe that was running away after I shot a deer next to it and another to stop a buck who was cruising though pretty fast.
     
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    I usually puke my guts up.
     
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    Never had to.
    But I don't see a reason not to bleat at a deer that's cruising by. Its gotta be timed right tho. You can't "mean" if you are not ready to shoot within a second.
     
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    I've often wondered why hunters on some shows give them a "meah" even though they're standing still. Maybe it's just for a quality video shot. You know, instead of taking the shot with the head down maybe they want the deer in a perfect pose on the shot? Maybe they just want to make sure that the deer doesn't take a step forward as they are touching the release. I don't know.

    What I do know is that if I have a shot opportunity without having to make a sound, I don't make a sound.

    What always made me scratch my head even more, though, is the hunts I see where they give the deer a "meah" and then launch the arrow immediately without even giving the deer time to stop. I don't get that.

    Then again, I don't get a lot of the mistakes I've made and still make.
     
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    I don't know. I've used the "meah" (or whatever it is) to stop deer and had them stop with a branch in the way and they stood there for over a minute trying to figure out what that sound was. When they finally started walking I had to stop them again.

    I think you have more time than you think you do after you stop them.
     
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    Cablebob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I think it might be muscle memory. They practice all summer for years making the "meah" sound right before squeezing the trigger. So regardless of the deer moving or standing still it has just become automatic.
     
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    over the years I have yelled, whistled, grunted snorted, farted, they all will stop a deer briefly most of the time
     
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    I don't grunt, snort or meah. I simply whisper Sota is going to kill you.:bow:
     
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    I think I've only had to stop a buck once with an "errrp" over the years. I prefer not doing that though.
     
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    I only do it if the deer is on the move. If the deer is standing still there is no need. I did however shout "hey" at a doe last year to get her head up before I shot...made a good video but no real purpose otherwise. I'd rather not get their attention if I don't have to.


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    I have used it from time to time with success and no busts, but like others have said if there is no need to make a noise to get the shot off I stay quiet and let the bow do its work.
     
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    The only time I do it is when the deer are within range and cruising and aren’t going to stop otherwise. Deer on alert = aim for heart.


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    As a general rule I do not try to alert the deer in any way. I have used a "meah" one time at a buck that was in a food plot that was squaring up with another buck. He wasn't moving at the time just staring at the other buck but I thought that he may at any moment start toward the other buck so I used the TV trick "meah". Well the buck then looked dead at me and I released the arrow. Buck ducked the arrow, arrow just gave him a haircut and I was left wondering why in the world did I just do that. 150 inch buck also.
     
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    Isn't this bleating practice just like asking for å stringjump?
    Don't know much about whitetails, but the smaller european roe deer would lie flat on it's belly long before the arrow passed if alerted before the shot :-D

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    I usually just yell "death from above!" right before I land on the deer with my bowie knife.
     

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