I hunt afternoons
I generally don’t like hunting mornings during the late season. Hunters can be successful during this time, but they risk educating deer and the activity will quickly shift to a different location. Instead of battling the freezing temperature in the early morning dark, my [reference is to sleep in, eat breakfast, and head out around midday. Staying in my stand right up to quitting time.
Hunting during the late season can be miserable with freezing temperatures, but with a good Thinsulate outfit hunters who do their homework and are patient can capitalize on predictable patterns.
As of Dec. 25, 2012 the deer harvest stats for Ashtabula County and some surrounding counties are as follows:
Ashtabula — Bucks taken 1491, does taken 2292, button bucks 611. Total — 4394.
Geauga — Bucks taken 540, does taken 978, button bucks taken 274. Total — 1792.
Lake — Bucks taken 268, does taken 437, button bucks taken 109. Total — 814.
Trumbull — Bucks taken 1016, does taken 1477, button bucks taken 541. Total — 3034.
As 2012 comes to an end and we usher in 2013, I’d like to take a second to wish all of you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. My 2013 bring you all the things that 2012 didn’t.
And remember, pass it on or it will surely pass on.
Sunderlin is a freelance writer from Geneva. Reach him at email@example.com.