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    Attracting Fallow


    A question about the best ways of getting Fallow deer to favour a particular area. I have a photography project planned for this spring and want to get some nice Fallow shots, in woodland, with nice back lighting. I have access to a wood land that regularly has sizable groups of deer (70+) around it. There is a track, accessible by 4x4, that does a loop around the woodland, that means that I can be in the north east / east side, concealed in a vehicle with the evening sun dipping in front of me and the wind likely to be in my face. The woodland is part of a keepered pheasant shoot, so there are often vehicles driving through it and stopping. So itís all worked out, but with one obvious piece missing, how to get the beasts where I want them!

    Iíve read about using salt licks, peanut butter etc etc, but was wondering if any of you have any tips for me? I donít want to bait the area as such, as I think the Keeper would have something to say about me attracting animals off of neighbouring land, I would just like to set up an area that they favoured Ė any ideas?

    John

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    I have often found that if I want Fallow to go to particular part of a field, or even in open woodland,
    that 3 or 4 pieces 2-3ft long of bright yellow or orange ribbon flapping, on a pole 3-4ft of the ground will bring them over.
    Deer are very inquisitive creatures, and generally just have to go and have a smell or looksee.
    Hope this works for you and that you get some photos.
    If you do put them on the site for us all to see.

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    Have a look at this webpage. I find maize brings Roe for a regular feed.
    How to Attract Deer | eHow.com
    David
    It's accuracy that kills.

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    Easy, sit out without your camera. That way you are guaranteed there will be dozens in your favoured spot.

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    How to Attract Deer | eHow.com
    Sorry missed the link
    It's accuracy that kills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin View Post
    I have often found that if I want Fallow to go to particular part of a field, or even in open woodland,
    that 3 or 4 pieces 2-3ft long of bright yellow or orange ribbon flapping, on a pole 3-4ft of the ground will bring them over.
    Deer are very inquisitive creatures, and generally just have to go and have a smell or looksee.
    Hope this works for you and that you get some photos.
    If you do put them on the site for us all to see.
    I watched a fallow play with a bright pink foil type balloon the other day!!

    So I can imagine that the method you describe would also work.

    Cheers

    Ross

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    Feed of some type, but depends on which part of the country you are in and the time of year, salt licks are long term and takes a while for them to get hooked and its not that good, but a special local feed in the winter that you can put out will do the trick, and as long as no one is shooting them you'll eventually get results.

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    Thanks folks, some things to think about there, including a bright pink foil type balloon!!

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    I think you want to shoot them no no no

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