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 surprise 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 surprise 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.
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