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    Alta Loma, CA. Nice area to grow up. Spent a few years there.
    Thanks its still a nice place to live although the fringes are getting crowed
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    Sometimes its nice to have a fire out there in the back country, caveman TV! Other times just too beat to do so. It does not effect the game what so ever. One night just got settled in for the night, fire was burning down, bright coals smoking. When I heard then seen something making its way into camp closer. This real nice 4x4 mulie came tip toeing right up to my fire ring and sniffed the fire. Looked around then just eased on out.

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    I?ve always thought that the smell of a fire to game would make them leave the area. A defense mechanism that they would know that it?s a fire and that it could burn their living area and they would want to get away from a fire.
    I go to the Mountains to loose my mind and find my soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    I?ve always thought that the smell of a fire to game would make them leave the area. A defense mechanism that they would know that it?s a fire and that it could burn their living area and they would want to get away from a fire.
    The biggest buck I have ever targeted...was found on the edge of a burn, the year that it burned. I was still fighting smoke that year and buddy actually happened upon the buck I was hunting and killed him a few hundred yards from the edge of the burn.

    Having said that, I usually only burn in contained systems like what SO has to offer when I use floorless shelters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    I?ve always thought that the smell of a fire to game would make them leave the area. A defense mechanism that they would know that it?s a fire and that it could burn their living area and they would want to get away from a fire.
    I've watched deer in SE OR wandering around 1-2 miles in a burn while hot spots still gave off smoke. My guess is that part of the burn was 2-4 days "old". Not sure if they were returning to old haunts, looking for new growth already, just curious or ? But saw several small groups.

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    I love to hunt burns. Just like Scott some of the biggest bucks I've hunted are on the edges of burns.

    I get that part of a fire but I would doubt a deer would go towards a fire then go the opposite direction.
    I go to the Mountains to loose my mind and find my soul.

 

 
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