This is something that has been a puzzle to me for quite some time. I have a little bit of stalking and some areas of the ground are covered in deer sign - you literally can't put your foot down without finding slots, droppings, hair etc. In general I've never seen a deer in these areas. Other areas seem relatively devoid of any sort of deer sign and it is in these areas that I see, and shoot, my deer.
This just doesn't make sense to me and I wondered if anyone else had any thoughts or ideas? The deer are sika by the way, so they are quite secretive.