Watch: Young Deer Tries to Eat Hunter’s Ghillie Suit

   05.15.17

Watch: Young Deer Tries to Eat Hunter’s Ghillie Suit

This is pretty stunning. It’s video of a buttonhead deer approaching a turkey hunter, who pets it and scratches it, and even talks to it while it simply sniffs, licks, and begs for more.

Sadly, the hunter had his phone turned the wrong way for shooting video. Doh!

The young buck licks the hunter’s decoy just before we hear the first turkey gobble ring out. My first thought was, “Forget the deer. Shoot that turkey!”

My second thought was, “Hmmm, the turkey is probably about as tame as that deer, and just as challenging to kill.”

There are plenty of other turkey calls in the background, too.

After a while, another deer joins them but doesn’t come as close. It too is clearly used to being around people and probably knows this hunter well.

The little guy that keeps getting in the hunter’s face even tries to eat some of his ghillie suit! Something tells me this hunter didn’t need to wear 3D camo when hunting there.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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