November 17, 2014 at 6:30pm
Once again, I ain't no xpert just a huntin dude. I agree, somt'ns up. usually this time of year I usually see at least 11-20 deer on the way to/from huntin in the am/pm..I've seen 2 the entire year...I drive 35+miles one way. Usually, this time of year I see at least 10-12 deer dead on the side of the road on 540 from 401 to Leesville rd...Saturday am...I counted 0......
(used to be a good indicator when the rut peaks..lol)I read one post on here dog hunters in franklin county made three drives in one day, no deer.that's crazy...I hunt a 100 acre tract in warren county, granted it was clear cut in December, I have 1 9pt, 1 spike, 2 button bucks 2 does on a regular basis on camera. I usually could account for 8-10 different bucks and God only knows the amount of does...not no more.
I'm guessin between ehd this year and depravation permits last year put a hurtin on the deer population...I guess insurance companies are benefitin the most..If someone has access, I would be curious if deer/car collisions are down this year in nc...particularly in wake/franklin counties.
By the way, for those of you that are scoring...congrats cause y'all are the exception, not te rule..