by Karl Triple
(Ilion, New York)
While hunting in the Adirondacks this weekend I had a very strange thing happen. I tracked a large buck for over a mile when I came upon an area of thick cover. I thought the deer was close and the cover was so thick that I decided to try to coax the deer out. I did a few grunts and rattles but to my suprise I got not one but several whistle back. Now mind you I am 3 miles from the nearest road. At first I thought I had stumbled into another hunter. After a half hour wait I went in to the cover to investigate. To my supprise the only tracks there were from the deer I had been tracking. I have heard some old timers talk about deer whistling. Has anyone out there heard of this or actually heard a deer whistle.