I don’t think they're dumb at all. Young deer, inexperienced and take more risks? Yes but not dumb. Just like people, they learn as they grow. I dont know about you all but if you dumped a bag of corn or apples in the middle of 500 acres and told me to go find it I probably never would. A deer will find it in 2-3 days if that. I know, sense of smell and all that. I get it. But theyre not dumb. I was scouting last spring and walked through a bedding area and found a diploma from The local college framed and hanging on this tree. Some deer named Reginald went and got a education and running for office last I heard.