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Last Minute Whitetails

Another deer season is nearing the

end. There are only a few days of

archery season left in which to bag

deer. It can be tougher at this time

of year, but hunters can still find

success by changing tactics and

adapting to varying conditions.

Many things change during the

late season and hunters must change

too in order to be successful. The

breeding season has wound down,

foliage and cover has diminished,

and food sources are much more

limited. There has also been a lot of

hunting pressure on whitetails for

the past several weeks. All of these

factors affect where the deer will be

and when they will move.

Each of these factors can have

a good side and bad for hunters.

Knowing how these changes affect

the deer helps hunters understand

how to locate and hunt deer in the

late season. Here is a look at some

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By Paul Morris

of the changes and how to use them

as an advantage to up the odds for

success.

Food Closeouts Sources On

The 1999 late Models season is a difficult time

for whitetails. Their bodies are

stressed from breeding activity and

food sources are becoming much

more limited. Staples such as agricultural

crops and acorns are mostly

gone. Now, they must locate

alternative sources to carry them

over until spring green-up.

Finding these late season food

sources will enable the hunter to

find the deer as well. Deer will key

on these winter foods and often

concentrate in larger numbers than

earlier in the year. Sometimes late

season deer can be so concentrated

Chad Staats brought in a wideracked

bow buck. Photo courtesy of

Crossroads General Store near Newark.

Hunting 2008 ~ Page 4

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they can be difficult to find.

Deer will utilize any standing

crops remaining in the fields, green

fields with winter wheat, and any

areas where acorns might still be

left to find. Other sources such as

honeysuckle and good browse areas

are heavily used. Winter food

plots planted by hunters are an excellent

draw for late season whitetails.

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