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Illusions which can Happen during Hunt Deer

Aug 17, 2007
During the hunting time, hunters can get illusions of particular image because of the scene. In this article you will learn on how to get yourself with the scene.

Another stump that I encountered is the exact image of a deer's head. Something about its position or location prevented me from shooting when I first sighted it, and I approached for better identification. Curled pieces of bark formed the ears, two black knots were the eyes, a piece of weathered bark was located in just the right position to form the nose and a combination of light and shadow caused the outline of the head to stand out from the rest of the stump.

This play of light and shadow can delude a man who possesses the best of eyesight and it even does it on the brightest of days. One evening I thought I saw a deer and, as I was about to shoot, the thought came to me that the deer was standing in rather an odd spot. There was something wrong with the setting-nothing definite, just not natural. I moved to my right about ten feet in order to view the subject from a slightly different angle and the deer's head became separated from the neck, as it turned into a cluster of dead leaves hanging from the end of a slender limb of a maple. The neck separated from the body and turned into a fence post, and the body transformed into a juniper bush. When I returned to my original position, these objects lined up and formed a perfect silhouette of a deer. The next day, in bright sunlight, when details could be seen, there was nothing there that had any resemblance to a deer.

The only time that I ever shot at an inanimate object in mistake for a deer, it turned out an optical illusion caused by the lighting at that particular time of day. I had sighted a doe which was feeding in an abandoned field partly covered with clumps of alder. She was about two hundred yards from me and, as that was a long shot for my gun I decided to attempt a stalk. While checking the position of the bushes I would need to utilize in approaching the deer, I saw what I though to be a large buck standing, partly hidden, near a clump of bushes, not over fifty feet from the doe. This buck seemed to be standing with his head in the air, and, judging from his apparent alert position, was watching me.

Stalking an alerted deer was out of the question, so I made the necessary allowance for the distance and fired at the buck. He never moved, but the doe ran into the woods at the sound of the shot. I took my time and fired a second shot and the deer still stood there. Knowing that there was something wrong, I started to walk directly towards my buck and before I had covered half of the distance between us, he simply
disappeared.

Just another case of the light and shade, and along with them the convincing presence of a real live deer had caused the mistake, when the very presence of a feeding deer should have been proof that there were no alerted deer in the vicinity. I had momentarily forgotten the fact that when one deer of a herd is alarmed or alerted, the information is quickly communicated to the others and they all will assume a
position of alertness.

In some circumstances, we can mis-identify the target, which resembled due to the fog. But it is always better to double check before shooting to avoid shooting the wrong target to save the ammunition.
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