THE ANTLER ALMANAC

Written by Big Game Camera Man on Friday, December 20, 2013

THE ANTLER ALMANAC

WHITETAILS IN WINTER

During the winter months, the entire whitetail herd is under great stress. The deer have to avoid hungry predators and eager hunters, they have to deal with harsh weather, and they have to avoid starving.

Speaking of eager hunters, if you haven’t yet filled your buck tag, there still is time to give it a try. In many areas the woods are quiet at this time of year. If you have a good, still-green food plot available, that should be your first hunting choice; the deer will come to you..

If you don’t have a food plot, there still is a trick or two to try. With the sun at its yearly lowest in the sky, the short days can work to your advantage if you hunt the sunny side of a ridge. Deer tend to yard up in such places to soak up as much as possible of the sun’s heat and to avoid spending energy on unnecessary movement.

If there’s a run of bad, very cold weather, deer may hardly move for days on end—their instinct is to conserve the fat they’ve stored up. Once the cold breaks and there’s a warmer day, deer tend to browse all day long and to move around a lot in mid-day. The wise woodsman wants to be in place on such a day to take advantage of that winter action.

Keep the tradition alive. Take a youngster hunting or fishing!

About The Author

I’ve been in the business of filming hunts for 24 years now. I have hundreds of hours of...

Click here to read more about Big Game Camera Man

Post A Comment

Visit Our Sponsors

French Creek
Redneck Game Calls
JBrown Websites
Chesapeake Hunting
Camo It Up
Turnpike Outfitters
Tri County Longbeards
Randy Kuntz Taxidermy
SS Bucktails
Lowes Whitetail
Top Shot Sport Fishing
Boulevard Bait and Tackle
Top Fishing Sites
RipTide Bait & Tackle
Wildlife Decals
Mid-Atlantic Sportsman
CarolinaSkiffowner
BP skulls
Runners Click
NJOA
Fishing Gadgets
Gear We Are
Cottonwood Plantation of North Carolina
Fin and Field, search and book your next Hunting & fishing trip
Buck Eye Guide Service
CatchPerch.com
Koinonia Fishing Guides
Koble Calls
DRAW ODDS