No matter how close you may have gotten to a whitetail deer in the past, I’ll bet you were never so close that the deer actually licked the barrel of your shotgun.
These two guys were turkey hunting in Indiana when they had an incredible close range encounter with a whitetail deer where it actually licked his shotgun barrel. Normally, you’d call that a “once in a lifetime” type of event, but it actually happened to them twice during the same hunt.
Other than the fact that the deer got close enough to lick the shotgun barrel and let the hunters pet him, the deer did not appear to be sick or behaving erratically.
Most likely, that was just a young buck that had never been hunted before and didn’t have a fear of humans. He’d better wise up quickly or he’ll be in for a rude surprise when deer season rolls around this fall!
That just goes to show that you never know what will happen out in the woods.