From rumblings around town, this year’s deer season saw some pretty mixed reviews.
For me, the deer hunt was both exciting and disppointing..I did capture some great trail cam photos..of bucks travelling in our hunt area – but mostly during the dark hours..
Never before have I seen such nocturnal whitetail activity, I couldn’t believe it..but hey, the trail cam doesn’t lie..the time stamp is right there to prove it!
I wish someone could come up with a scientific explanation for this phenomenon. Sure its great to see movement on the trail cams..and capture some buck shots..but it would be nicer to see some real life daytime action.
I’m not saying that every hunt camp got skunked..but from most I’ve spoken with, deer numbers and sightings were both down across the board…although deer sign on the ground appeared to be about the same..my feelings is because the buggers went nocturnal!
Our record snowfall two winters ago certainly pounded the piss out of the deer population- excuse the expression – and I suppose now we are paying the price for Mother Nature getting even. But hey, where was the Ministry’s Emergency Winter Feeding program that year???? If ever there was a time for it..but I suppose that’s a story for another day.
Anyhow, it will certainly be neat to watch the herd ‘rebuild’ over the next few years…
BTW I’ve got lots of neat pics and vids on hand, so as soon as I figure out how to post them I’ll make them available right here!
Yours in the Outdoors..