"My wife swears that during hunting season they somehow manage to find there way to places where there is no hunting but maybe it's only the survivors."
When hunting season begins, people head toward the boonies, right? Noise. Scent. Motion. All that is different. To wild critters, different = danger. What do critters do about danger? Go elsewhere.
"Elsewhere" need not be a great distance away, but they move away from disturbance. Doesn't matter if you're setting up camp or walking to a stand.
Bucks which survive--and does, as well--do whatever seems necessary to avoid detection. This often means changing from a daylight feeding/watering pattern to a night time pattern.
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