Deer Have Incredible Hearing
Another of the most popular deer hunting beliefs of all-time is the analogy that eyes are to eagles as ears are to deer.
The fact is, that’s simply not true. Whitetail deer, while elusive creatures, have not been blessed with supernatural senses in almost any realm.
In the world of mammals, human hearing falls somewhere in the middle, better than a chicken but nowhere near a dog. You know what other species is right there next to mankind on that scale? Yep, deer.
The average whitetail or mule deer hears about as well as the average human, give or take. So the idea that these animals will hear you fumbling with your binoculars from 300-yards away, well, that’s just paranoia.