Well another sun goes down deer hunting season has come and gone here in Kansas. With the exception of an extended archery season antler-less only in unit 19. I am still going to try to tag a doe to put in the freezer.
The Sun Goes Down Deer Hunting
How about where you hunt? Did you have a good year of deer hunting? Where you able to harvest any whitetails? I am already starting to get ready for next season. I am feeding the whitetails behind my house corn. It has been very cold here in Kansas this year. With all the crops being harvested, the whitetails are going to have to be strong to survive this harsh winter. I have trail camera pictures of a buck that has shed his antlers. I guess it’s time to get out and do some shed hunting.
Cold Weather Tough on Deer
The cold weather and weight loss from the rut can cause the bucks to shed their antlers sooner than normal. Last winter was really tough on the deer and there several of my friends actually found several bucks while shed hunting that had apparently lost too much weight during the rut and couldn’t put the weight back on to survive the frigid weather.
I bet there will be more bucks found shed hunting that don’t survive.
Post Season Scouting
I am ready to get out and do some post season scouting also. I was behind my house and I found a big rub. It wasn’t there the last time I was there. I love getting out and looking for antlers and looking for whitetail sign.
I need the exercise to get that extra weight I gained during the holidays. What better way to do it out in the fresh air in Gods country. I’m gonna take my boys with me I’ll bet they find more sheds than I do. If you go take a child or a friend with you deer hunting. You will make memories that will last a lifetime.