A week or so ago we blogged on how some northern states use the Winter Severity Index (WSI) to gauge potential winterkill. Basically, the more snow cover and sub zero temps, the harder it is on the deer. But the WSI covers relatively large geographic areas. What really matters are conditions for the deer herd you hunt; not conditions somewhere else in the state.
It's shaping up to be a tough winter on whitetails, especially in northern locations. A combination of heavy snow cover and sub-zero temperatures will no doubt take its toll.
My family has hunted these mountains all our lives but I’m not sure the boys will be back. We need deer to hunt if we are going to make kids into hunters.” I will never forget that grandfather and the point he made; it all boils down to having something to hunt—nothing more, nothing less.
The hottest topic at the recently concluded industry shows was all about whitetails or the lack thereof.
With the whitetail season all but wrapped up across most of the country, now is the time to set the stage for next year.
The past two months have been unseasonably cold across much of whitetail country. Temperatures have plummeted, winds have blown and snow has fallen. Whitetails are beginning to hunker down for the long winter ahead.
This year we’ve received numerous reports about the unusual rut of 2013. It’s not that our network of whitetail watchers haven’t killed deer, it’s just that buck’s seemingly behaved a bit differently this year.
With deer seasons wrapping up around the country, the old complaint mill has started to gin up. We’ve been hearing a whole lot grousing in the past couple of weeks about the length of the deer season. Granted, most of the complaints have come from my home state of New York, but we have received enough from other areas to make us think that there just might be something to it.
Late-season hunts are all about finding food sources and hunting them.
To hear some hunters talk, you'd swear the rut plays out twice. We have the regular rut sometime in mid-November and a second, albeit lesser rut, sometime in December.
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