I can't remember if someone told me this or if I read it somewhere, but seems like I heard a story about a guy who would conduct most of there hunting location activities at night so as to, I'm assuming, desensitize the deer into moving more during daylight hours. Seems a bit far fetched to me. I would think that you would be more prone to just driving them out of the area since darkness is where a deer feels the safest. Anyone ever heard of this approach?
I would not go disturbing the deer intentionally at night. My guess is this would probably just chase them off. The best thing to do is have as little impact on the land. Deer are naturally diurnal creatures. As long as they're not pressured they'll be there mornings and evenings for you.
I'm going to have to agree with Shaman....don't pressure the deer too much and always leave an area for a Sanctuary for the Deer to go to and feel safe with no activity/pressure and they will be on your property a lot more.We started our Bow Season Sept. 15, and I have seen very little Deer movement but plenty of sign around,as I've been hunting I have seen more movement late in the evening just before last shooting light,this past week Oct. 2 I had a picture of a young 4-Point Buck on my trail camera at 10:00 in the morning as we've been having colder nights so this is telling me that the Deer having been moving mostly at night but are starting to get out a little more as colder weather is setting and with the Doe's getting closer to their Estrous Cycle and the Bucks going into Rut the action/movement will only increase and get better!