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I know this sounds similar to huntsman's observations, but here goes, anyway.

While hunting in Louisiana's vast farm lands, and while along field edges, if you are not close enough for a shot, pay attention to the wind and begin walking on about a 45% angle to the intended deer. Walk into the field, or toward the woods as it does not matter. When within the needed distance, drop to prone and take the shot.

I, too, as huntsman, have had deer begin to walk toward me after I assumed the prone position. In the wide open, don't forget to allow for the wind!
 

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I'm a little late getting in on this topic, but have a similar story, not with a deer, but a Canadian goose. We were hunting field near Rend Lake in Southern Illinois and had just returned from lunch for our afternoon's hunt. While we were leaving the truck, we saw a big honker land in our decoys. My cousing gave me his Remington SP-10 and told me to calmly walk towards the spread - not too fast, not too slow and I might get a shot. It worked great. When I got within about 25-30 yards of the spread, the goose finally started to get nervous and was walking out of the decoy spread. I busted him just as he was leaving terra firma. :)
 

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I couldn't agree more with your tactic of conitnuing to move until behind cover! Here in NY after the gun season is in full gear, the deer are mighty wary and often hide in plain view so they can watch you while sitting still.

Next time your out scouting or hunting and come across a young deer, try this, its a riot. When youve been spotted, slowly get down on one knee and use your hands to simulate big ol' deer ears on your head. Then start bobbing your head and neck just like a deer would that was looking at you. I have had several young deer walk right up to me because they can only make out your silouhette. Now a word of caution, you might not want to try this if your hunting on public lands and you definately don't want to try this on a buck during the rut! :lol:
 

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Had the same happen as Cobb once with at least 2 young bucks.

I tried it with caribou once holding a set of antlers over my head (there was not another person in 150 miles) and they stood still. I think they could not run because they were laughing so hard at that stupid white man. :grin:
 
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