Ten Point Viper S400
Replies are mixed as all speculations on how any animal will react to anything always are.
All animals, like humans, are individuals. No species of animal will ALL react exactly the same to the same thing, ALL the time.
I've seen bucks "blow up" and run like crazy at the smell of a gut pile (but WAS it the gut pile he smelled???? He didn't say. LOL) and I've shot bucks walking IN a gut pile.
The SAME deer won't even react the same way seeing/smelling one each time.
Predatory species, we'd mostly speculate that they would generally move toward it......but the others? It's a toss up.
You Sir, are right on the mark.
I control and work with wildlife for a living. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a species does something out of the ordinary. When it comes to wildlife I always tell my customers we deal with “generality’s“
My opinion is generally they don’t pay to much attention to it. (Gut piles)
Also consider when a deer looks to be feeding on a gut pile area, where remains are dumped it may be feeding on plants that are fertile pied by those remains. Just a thought.