Happy Thanksgiving: We are about to embark on a Thanksgiving holiday like no other. This hunter has a feeling that if families can’t gather in the living and dining rooms, that hunting families everywhere will be gathering for the traditional holiday deer hunt. Whether it’s Thursday morning or for the long weekend, here’s wishing everyone the best.
The countdown to the end of deer season begins. As of this writing, there are basically about 11 days left in the regular season and the first week in December is the final week. Buck activity has appeared to slow down a bit in the woods; perhaps it is the breeding cycle that finds bucks with does or a little less pressure thanks to the Southern Zone being open (and with some comfortable weather to boot). According to my buddy, Oak Duke (see below), things could pick back up again. Those of us with tags still in our pockets sure hope that’s the case. There is an interesting weather system that could possibly develop early next week and bring some snow to the region; same for later in the week. We’ll see, otherwise things look pretty mild for the homestretch.
Check out Oak Duke’s NYON 2020 Rut Tracker in New York Outdoor News. Oak is long-time NYON contributing writer and has been analyzing each phase of the whitetail rut, while offering some hunting tips. According to Oak, the Nov. 30 full moon could trigger rutting activity similar to what we saw in the final days of October and first week in November; albeit a little less intense. The final edition of Oak’s Rut Tracker is in the Nov. 27 issue, which is showing up on newsstands and in subscriber mailboxes Thanksgiving week. The Rut Tracker is only available in our print product, not online, so if you’re not a subscriber now is a good time to consider getting on board.
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New York Outdoor News is surely keeping me busy. Gathering, editing and publishing news items from the outdoor world is interesting beyond my imagination and in the professional world there’s been little time for anything else. As for the status of ADKHunter, we’re keeping things going for now and plan to going forward. There may be some delays in processing things such as photos, but we will do our best to keep up.