Yesterday evening and this morning, I've seen a group of foxes (5!) from my stand. I've never seen a group of grey fox before. Not sure how deer react to them in area. Is it game over or should I stay put???
I'd rather watch the foxes anyway. You don't see that often. I've only seen that many one time in 30 years of hunting.
I doubt a deer would walk up in the middle of five foxes playing but they'll be back as soon as they leave.
Had a pope and young class buck behind a persimmon tree. Needed a couple more steps and a fox came in and spooked it! Have hated them ever since. They don't run them off permanently but can spook them!
Update: I went in the the next morning and at daylight saw another fox! This time it was by itself. Not 2 hours later, watched an 8 point (young - no shooter) walk through the same area.
So... indeed, they are not bothered by fox in the area.
Now I'm just wondering why I'm all of the sudden seeing so many fox???
I had a few pics of this pregnant doe eating corn with a fox for a minute or two the other night. Number one, I didn't realize a deer would hang out with a fox like this. Number two, I didn't know foxes would eat deer corn.
There are plenty of coyotes around here too, but the deer are usually long gone about 30 seconds or more before the coyote shows up in the frame. Anyway, I googled "are deer afraid of foxes", or something like that. This gon thread from a long time ago. It was one of the 1st things to come up, lol!