The time for talk is over. Things must now be put into action. This is the time of year that all deer hunter, think about, dream about, and talk about. The “rut” is on.
In last week’s column we discussed the moon phases and how they affect the rut. Now let’s see if anyone gave the deer the lesson plan. I still think that today (November 9) will be the best day all year to be in the woods, so plan to stay all day. Remember you won’t get that buck by sitting on the couch playing video games. You must get into the woods.
As for myself, I’m hunting on my farm in West Virginia. I would not tell you something and not do it myself. I’ll keep you up to date on my hunt.
Some housekeeping is now in order:
First, I want to recognize my friend Scott Helle for making sure his son Preston is on his way to carrying on with our passion of hunting. Preston bagged his first gobbler this fall, on the opening day of gun season. Preston is a second grader and is 7 years old.
Also, a great job to Matthew Dicks, son of my friend Steve Dicks, for getting a monster buck on October 6. Matthew is 10 years old. And a “thumbs up” to Anthony Jent, 11, who bagged a nice 10-pointer in youth season. Way to go guys.
I spoke with my longtime friend Rick Adams last week in Whitesburg. He showed me his pictures of his nice turkeys he got this spring. That is what it is all about — having fun.
“Pap” Raymond Brown wants me to remind everyone of the Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s annual Youth Rabbit Hunt to be held December 3. Contact Raymond at 633-9548.
Meanwhile, I’ll let you know about my hunts. Keep me informed about yours.