I used to think noise mattered and I suppose it can sometimes. Last time I had a child in the blind with me, she was making so much noise I figured there wasn’t a deer within miles of us, with all the talking and banging around. I prematurely got frustrated and said we needed to pack up and head back, when asked “Why?”, I said there are not going to be any that come around with all the noise. Then she said, “What about that one?”, pointing at the doe that came from behind us. I sat back down, enjoyed the time and recollected a story from another fellow years before that said he hung wind chimes from his stand year around, so noise was normal. Also noted How many more animals I had seen over the years from the seat of a tractor vs stalking silently in the woods... I generally don’t worry about eating, more often than not, its about not needing to get rid of previous meals... Sunflower seeds mostly for the salt, seem to always be around though.