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August 13th, 2003, 04:02 AM
Hey. a fellow hunter and quite a BS'er told me that a Blacktail deer (esp., a buck) will never drink from moving water since it will compromise their ability to hear a predators approach. Is this true? He said sheep are the same way.

...He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters...

August 14th, 2003, 04:07 AM
In my expeience,in MT anyway, that is BS! I have seen deer, Elk, Sheep all drink from running water. Maybee it's different here, but in the late summer/ early fall, in alot of places, if they dont drink running water, they wont get one. Something to think on anyway..... Shoot Strait>>-------->