I am also an avid deer hunter of 30 years. I also been feeding the deer here at my house for 15 years and even have a few that eat from my hand. I feel that since I take from somewhere, I also have to put back by giving the deer sanctuary here. It is the coolest thing to be able to walk among wild deer and study their habits (I also test buck lures to see what works & what doesn't). A few years ago, my neighbor (who didn't know I fed the deer...I don't advertize that around here) told me that his son-in-law had seen a big gang of deer going to my property & that the son-in-law was going to hunt them during Thanksgiving break. I was going to be out of the country then & didn't want anyone hunting the deer I had worked so hard to gain their trust. When the son-in-law hung a treestand about 6 inches from my property line, it put me over the edge. I got a bunch of stick deodorant, deodorant soap, and incense cones, I then pretty much covered every trail that came anywhere near that stand. It worked, the deer avoided that area like the plague and he didn't see a deer to take a shot at. If he was hunting where the deer were not so conditioned, I wouldn't have messed with him, deer aren't endangered by any means and their number need to be kept in check. But what he was thinking of doing would be like hunting songbirds over bird feeder hanging from a tree in my front yard & I won't tolerate it.
I'm going to attach a couple of pictures to give an idea of what I'm talking about. These are all still wild deer, to the point that if I'm across the creek in the woods rather than in my back yard, they run away from me with tails up. Over the years they have come to understand that nobody is going to mess with them here & there is food daily. In turn I get to learn their habits (which makes me a better hunter) and get to know some from the time they were in spots.