Let me lay out what the scinerio is:
The other day I went out to my hunting area that I have been telling you about since last year. A nice elder lady had let me set up a stand in her back yard and I saw TONS of deer activity, trails, scrapes, mating marks (2 circles in the snow from the back legs of a buck breeding a doe), etc. I have to remind you that in earlier posts that I'm from MA and where I hunt it's all micro/urban hunting small plots of land behind peoples houses etc. Anyway, I go by the house to see if there is any sign and they have torn down two houses and they have built 1 monster of a house across the street where the deer used to travel from their feeding area past my stand to their bedding area. The other house was right next door but they have dug a hole for a new foundation. They have high fenced the area in around both properties, and there was other construction down the street last year and the deer still came around. Last year there were tons of deer because there is NO hunting pressure (except from me). These deer were out in a field with leaf blowers going on for a hour or so, landscrape trucks backing up, people coming home and flashing them with headlights as they park their cars in the driveway, etc, etc.
My question is: Do you guys think that because of the area I hunt that the deer might skirt around the area of the fenced in job sites and continue to use my homeowners property to get to and from feeding/bedding areas or should I just pull up stakes and find another place to hunt?
A man with a gun is a citizen, a man without a gun is a subject.