This question came up over dinner a couple nights ago, if deer can associate certain noises humans make to attract deer and associate it with humans. This came a bought while I was explain to someone how I rattle, I take the antlers, obviously, along with a branch with leaves on it (only if the tree I’m in doesn't have leaves) to mimic the sound of the deer rustling around on the forest floor. Justin is laughing because he say's that a deer won’t associate no leaves rustling to be a threat (Human). Deer just don’t have the ability to figure that out. I can agree to a point, I don’t think a deer would associate grunting, doe bleat or a lot of other noises to a human or could ever come to the conclusion without seeing or smelling us but if you have ever heard 2 bucks fighting in the woods you hear more of the leaves rustling around then you do antlers banging together. That’s where I believe that if a deer is hearing a fight and there’s leaves on the ground and that element is missing in your fake fight they might take a pass on coming to investigate. If you are mimicking the sound they make shouldn't it sound like what they do?