Hunter480 hit the nail on the head with his reply. In my mind, the best way to determine if they are moving the 2/3 mile or not is to cover the area in-between to determine if there are suitable bedding areas for deer. If there are, they PROBABLY aren't making the whole trip, otherwise they would just use the closer bedding area. There are a lot of ifs, however, such as local deer population, safe travel routes, etc. If you don't find suitable bedding in-between, it does up the possibility that they could be making the travel daily. Also, look at their current bedding and see if you can find the same type/quantity of food source closer.
Funny thing about deer hunting. The more I do it, the more if's I find. I wish it was as easy as I used to think it was.
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Glad to talk to all of you, but I'd rather be sitting in a tree stand on a cool morning trying not to move so that the bruiser buck directly below me doesn't figure out that I am watching him!