This week looks to have most of the country locked in with below average temperatures. This, along with solar activity starting on Friday and a full moon on Sunday, will make this a promising week for whitetail hunting. Numerous systems will pass through North America bringing some great windows for rising and falling barometric pressure, which increases activity. Here are your regions:
NE – The week starts out with pressure dropping as a low moves in and bottoms out on Wednesday. A high will slowly build and take over by the early part of the weekend. Best days: Nov. 18th, 19th and 20th.
Last week’s report showed some nice bucks taken on the second and third during perigee and moon equator crossing. This week includes the date Nov. 11th, which is the number one day all-time according to Pope and Young records.
Here’s your regions:
NE – High pressure and above normal temperatures will hamper activity in some areas. A slow moving low approaches by the weekend with falling pressure by Sunday making Saturday a good bet. Best days - Nov. 12th and 13th.
Last week's field logs for Outdoor Life showed an increase in overall buck sightings, up about 14 percent. Using only wind speed criteria, we had more bucks sighted than does in a 7-10 mph wind then in a calm 0-6 mph wind.
What does this tell us?
Bucks feel more comfortable traveling with a distinct breeze. There are always many other factors involved, but this is what the record books show also.