Has anyone ever had a bad experience with cattle on any WMAs? I get stared down a lot by massive bulls and have had cattle that were spooked charge past me a bit closer than what I consider comfortable. I'd be a liar if I said I have never been intimidated by such situations. Anyone have any stories to share?
We'd occasionally see the owners out doing a roundup on horses.......
Cows were of varying temperaments though generally skittish. Never had one bother us except when we wandered in among a group of them in the dark. And even then it was a case of us and them both being spooked.
Just keep a eye on them and as suggested do not spook them as the deer do notice.
And now COWS?!! .Its no longer worth it, my
Usually they are a nuisance as they will congregate around decoys at times. While I am usually in some kind of blind, if they spot you they won't take their eye off you. So now you have 4-5 or more head of cattle looking at you and I wonder how turkeys and deer respond to that. Btw turkeys and deer have a symbiotic relationship -- when together turkeys will skedaddle when they see deer spooked by your scent-- and vice versa when turkeys pick out your slightest movement. So I wonder if cattle looking at a perceived threat have turkeys even more wary if that's possible-- but I know I have yet to have a gobbler walk up on cattle gawking at my decoys. So I now carry a slingshot with steel balls to try to encourage cattle to move on.
The dangerous situation happened once when an Angus bull went after me while sitting on my turkey chair in a blind with a tree to my back.
I mean he came after me to the point I was falling back against the tree and jabbed him very hard in the snout with a loaded 12 gauge before he left.
In retrospect , the bull had seen me many times walking back and forth in full camo , but the camo face mask was the one thing different that I think spooked him. Things like that seem to happen to me as I have had 200# hogs and 6 pt deer literally run over me while in the turkey blind. ( see when animals attack)😄
I don't think anyone is saying they're dangerous. Just saying sometimes weird stuff happens.
Mama used ta wonder why, so did I when I wuz younger...
O....K. To each their own I reckon.