Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Great Article from Deer and Deer Hunting

Looks like I'm not the only one......................He sums most of it up to a bad timing on moon phase, bad weather (warm, wet, and windy), and acres of corn and beans not harvested b/c of wet weather.

Copy and paste the above link to read the entire article by Gordon Whittington of Deer and Deer Hunting

NAW's Big Buck Blog
December 1, 2009
By Gordon Whittington

Rut Gone Wrong

December 1, 2009

Serious whitetail hunters spend 50 weeks of each year waiting for the other two to get here. So what happens when those two -- the ones that typically feature the hottest and heaviest rutting activity -- are a bust? It makes for some mighty long days in the field, and for some equally long faces back in camp.

Welcome, sadly, to one of those years. For much of North America, the 2009 rut has been a flop of epic proportions.

Amber waves of (soggy) grain: that's the story in much of the Corn Belt this fall, and neither farmers nor hunters are happy about it.

I wish it weren't so, but from everything I've seen and heard, it is. I honestly can't recall such a poor span for mature buck movement at this time of year since . . . well, I don't know when. It's just been that bad.

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