The recent warm and wet weather has slowed down the deer movement according to the recent reports from many of my fellow hunters. Not sure if it is just the weather or the fact that many of us don’t go out in the woods or stay as long when the weather is not conducive to deer activity.
A hunting buddy of mine in Tuscaloosa, who has access to some of the top hunting in the black belt regions of Greene and Sumter counties, said he had hunted very hard since he was on vacation all of Thanksgiving and it was a poor period compared to years past. I have not gone but, two afternoons and only saw a few does. We have been given a mandate to harvest between 75 to 100 does from this particular peice of property that is high- fenced but, I just could not bring myself to start the season off dragging does out of the woods so I let them all pass. Besides, the manager has granted permits to some local hunters to come in and shoot does only, so that works for me. I am still giving away deer meat from last season in order to get my freezer emptied. Also having fried deer steaks for supper and looking forward to that!
All is not bad for some of the hunters who send me photos of recent deer harvests!
I have several folks who have sent some nice photos of deer taken by youth deer hunters and I always love to see the wide smiles of those luck young hunters! If you have a photo of any young deer hunters, send them to me and I will be sure to post them on an upcoming edition of Post Oak’s Gobbles and Grunts! Just email to me along with permission notice to post and the names, if you want to add them. My email address is email@example.com
Has your hunting been improved or not affected by the changes in the law regarding feeding deer? I have not heard anyone say it has helped or has not affected the number of deer they are seeing or finding on trail cam results. Just got a photo of some eating at a cornpile but, not much other info other than it came from Greene county. How about your results? Email me with the details and if you prefer to keep any of your information private, just let me know and I will not publish your name or location of the photo.. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopefully, your season and mine will be better as we near the rut. Until next week, good luck in the (wet) deer woods of our great Central Alabama Outdoors.