Here on our property, we have established trails for access to our stands and to reach the food plots for planting and putting out corn. It doesn't affect the deer other than occasionally jumping one or two and running them off; but they always return after a short while. Also, on the property where I hunt with the hounds, we have a lot of ATV trails that are used to access the swamp areas where we have permanent stands for still hunting and/or locations for taking positions to kill deer when the dogs are running them. Several of our members and their friends utilize those trails for the ATV rides both during the off season and sometimes at certain times of the season when we have big dinners or bar-b-q events. It doesn't seem to make any negative impact on the deer, since we still manage to jump every time we turn the dogs loose. We even manage to kill deer on dog drives at some sights, then go back and still hunt with the rifles at the same stands in the late afternoon....often with success. If the deer get used to the noise and commotion they tend to ignore it, or at the most just leave for a while 'til it calms down. I know I've gotten trail cam pictures of me riding off on my 4 wheeler and sometimes it's less than five minutes later when I have pictures of deer back on the food plots.
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