Oct. 24, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – As avid deer hunters, we dread these two words.
By now, mature bucks grazing in open fields are but a fleeting memory and there is only one thing that stands between us and chasing the buck of a lifetime during Sweet November.
Yes, folks, that’s right, we are talking about the highly despised October Lull.
In this article, we will review why the October Lull is actually FACT for many and FICTION for few. Additionally, we will talk about how, as hunters, we can put ourselves in a better position to kill a mature buck during this challenging time of the season.
The “October Lull” used to be a reality for me as it is for many hunters, but then I started to think outside of the box after reading several articles on October Lull Theories. When you take some time to think about it, the problems and the solutions related to the October Lull are fairly simple. Studies have shown that buck activity steadily increases from the beginning of October through the Rut. As hunters, we need to put ourselves in the right place and more importantly, be there at the right time if we want to capitalize.
Food sources are rapidly changing as time progresses later into October. Alfalfa is now cut or browning, beans are being harvested and acorns are nature’s dinner bell as they drop from towering oaks. Deer’s forage preferences follow the changing seasons, fields that were once abound with big bucks are now seemingly void of any buck activity. Deer are seeking new forage and it’s your job to find out where and how to hunt them.
Problem # 2
Mature bucks have been mostly untouched for the summer short of the careful time spent hanging stands or checking cameras. They now have a new level of hunting pressure and intrusion into their core area. This pressure will inherently cause…. click HERE to read the rest of the article by Jason Brenic from Legendary Whitetails.