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Warm Temps in the Late Season

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warm-temps-in-the-late-seasonThey may also switch from bedding on a south facing slope to a north or east facing slope where the temperatures will be substantially cooler. They may seek green forage (like turnip tops, etc.,) versus grains (like corn or soybean pods) as the grains are very rich in carbohydrates and digesting them will generate body heat.

If you opt to hunt when the temperatures are significantly warmer than normal during the late season pick stands that are close to bedding areas – especially bedding areas that offer shade or other features that make that area cooler than the surrounding areas. If there’s an obvious choice where you hunt, hunt travel routes leading to forage based food sources versus grain.

I like hunting every day I can, but if I have limited days to hunt and can pick days of the week to hunt versus work, I’d rather hunt the days when the weather is colder compared to warmer than normal.

Growing and hunting deer together,

Dr. Grant Woods,

About Grant Woods

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Dr. Grant Woods was raised and began his love of white-tailed deer as a bow hunter in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri.