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So I have a parcel I'm hunting and taken a few off of but it backs to a expressway and the road noise is constant. I can't hear the deer coming till usually within shooting range. I have been busted getting out of tree cause I never heard them come in and I like the area but hate not hearing them. I know I'm not the only one who hunts near a road. Any suggestions or tips?  

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You can't hear them, they can't hear you. Just have to watch for movement.  By now you should know the direction they will be coming from, and approx. time.  Move your eyes not you head. GL. wish I still had that problem.

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I had a piece near the Turnpike once.  Ruined the whole experience for me and I just gave it up.  Never had a problem getting busted, etc...the noise was just too annoying.

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As they are use to the noise, this could work to your advantage. I don't ever depend on hearing a deer coming in. 99 % of the time they appear like ghost in front of me. Eyes open and always be ready. Many times you think aint nothing gonna come out today and bam!

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Thanks . I do have good idea where they come from and keep a watchful eye in that direction. Been hunting a different patch lately and can hear um coming before even see them. Both patches are thick and long range site is not in my favor. 

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Was About to say the same as LtH.  If you can't hear them anyway, might as well block out the road noise too.  I can't hear them anymore even when it's dead silent, unless there is a thick layer of dry leaves or a crust on the snow.  

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It’s a double edged because they can’t hear you as well. I have a piece like that as well and I like it because I can get in and out unannounced 

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1 hour ago, Live to Hunt said:

Get Bose noise cancelling headphones. They are amazing 

They are the best imo

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The highway is white noise to the deer. The cars don't pose a threat to deer and will face away to address active threats.

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When driving with your wife stick a muffler in her mouth...... oh never mind you meant while hunting next to a road.

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15 hours ago, Lunatic said:

It’s a double edged because they can’t hear you as well. I have a piece like that as well and I like it because I can get in and out unannounced 

That's what I like to think but it's real thick in some areas and I wonder did I push them out and not hear them leave or are they just not there yet. IDK

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Iv hunted next to busy roads but nothing like a highway. More like county roads. However I never rely on my hearing. I just look for them. There isnt anyway that I am aware of around this.  Humans have three senses we can use hunting, since we can’t smell them and because you can’t hear them then the only other way around it is to look for them. 

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39 minutes ago, Tucker dog said:

That's what I like to think but it's real thick in some areas and I wonder did I push them out and not hear them leave or are they just not there yet. IDK

Without highway noise you just push them more 

late season when the forest floor is crunchy you can hear them. First 3 months you can hear them anyway 

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