Deer Huntin’ Tips from Huntin’ Harry
This fall weather is great! I love those cool mornings , and I don't even mind scraping off my car windows before heading to the woods. Here are a few things you should look for if your heading out to get that deer.
- We've been seeing a lot more deer in the evenings rather than the mornings. That's pretty normal for this time of year.
- The bucks were still together this week, but that's about to change. The does have left their fawns now, so they'll be on their own.
- The deer are working our food plots in the evening and at night, but you'll find more action in the timber. Find what acorn trees you can, set up and always play the wind. Try to catch them going to a food source or coming back to a breeding area.
- Be patient, and enjoy the hunt as much or more than the kill.
On last week's show, we talked about Bluetounge and EHD disease. Since the frost kills the midge that infects the deer, if you had a good frost, there should be no more infections. The Missouri Department of Conservation has said that 4800 deer will killed from the diseases this year statewide, and that's only what's been reported. That number is way up from last year, so it's been a rough year for Whitetail.
Speaking of deer, Ray's Custom Butchering Shop is having a contest for anyone checking deer in during bow season. You'll be checked into two drawings for gift certificates that we'll draw during our show.
Our youth hunt is coming up and we'll be taking registrations until October 27. If you are interested in helping out, give me a call at 596-8545. We're also looking for volunteers to help with our first Wounded Warrior hunt in Sedalia. Give me a call to find out how you can give back to those who gave so much.
We're still looking for a winner for our question of the week. Here's a hint: you can find most of the answers to our questions by visiting the Missouri Department of Conservation magazine website at mdc.mo.gov. You can also win lots of great prizes by joining the KIX Country Club and KSIS VIP Club, so sign up today!