I've been checking the NC Sportsman, hoping to see pics of some great bucks, but there have been less posted here than I figured I'd see. I only hunt rifle, so no reports here. People just keeping to themselves?
I can't speak for others, but for me the last week has been brutal as far as not seeing ANY daytime action. All pics have been between 8pm-4:15am...nothing moving at all during shooting hours..I hope as the moon wanes next week they will get back into more conducive routine...Heck, even driving back and to I have not seen deer feeding along the road in the usual places.
We have noticed a decent crop of white-oak acorns in Western-NC... So much so that persimmons, apples, and corn are being left to rot... With it being so warm in the day, and ample acorns (aka deer ice cream) within 20 yards of their beds, I am reasonably sure thats's why we are not seeing activity like we want just yet.... Never fear, just be sure the food plots are hopping and corn is out for when they start running low on white oaks....
I have had the pleasure of hunting almost every day since bow aeason started. ive sat both evening and mornings and afyernoons. ive hunted cut corn, acorns, watering holes, pines thickets. heck ive hunted it all. and i have seen maybe 10 deer
. its one of the slowest starts to the year i habe ever seen. but it will all pick up in time.
Everybody has a valid point. I've even been hunting over the 'bumper crop' of acorns we've got this year and still seen little to nothing during daylight.. which leads me to believe it's a combo of alot of things including the points mentioned, incl. a flat moon phase thus far, still warm, etc.
Hoping for some weather change soon but at this point, I'm just the same focused on the upcoming rut.. can't believe we're already pushing mid-Oct!
seen some recent road kill too!!one was decapitated...musta been a looker....I'm finally getting some daylight photos too....got a doe on opening day in warren county...goin tomorrow pm on a new set-up..hope it pays off...btw, just looked at the 10day forecast, Saturday 11/1 low 35 high 56'.....that's what's up....sucks for me, gotta work.