How Has the Warm Weather Affected Hunting Season for You?

HOW HAS THE WARM WEATHER AFFECTED HUNTING SEASON FOR YOU?

White-tailed_deer     One holiday tune that may not apply right now for many of us is ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’. Many regions in the United States are currently experiencing record highs in temperatures, as reported by The Weather Channel. Unusually prevalent Pacific air masses and tropical air intrusions have caused the national averages to be higher than normal, in some places 15 to 30 degrees. This has led to over 1,000 record daily highs being set across the county. A great deal of people won’t complain about this, as warm weather in late Fall allows for greater enjoyment of the outdoors. One segment of society that may not tout this seasonal upswing is the hunting community. Hunters generally favor lower temperatures during hunting seasons. For instance, deer activity and movement is motivated by breeding, safety, and most importantly, food. Their routines can be greatly affected by weather changes. Deer tend to seek out cooler temperatures when the weather rises, meaning they’ll lower their activity level to conserve energy. Conversely, as the temperature cools, deer know that they need to fatten up for winter and the rut that can be physically taxing. High temperatures can lead to more nocturnal activity, when it drops. Cool temperatures will encourage daylight movement. Some would argue that hunting can still be successful in warmer weather. The rut will happen regardless of the weather, so experts agree that it is still a good idea to prepare for movement. However, it is undeniable that a significant drop in temperature leads to better daytime movement. We want to know how this unusual seasonal weather has affected your hunting, whether it be deer or some other animal. Has it led to a decrease in sightings, or have you still been able to experience success out in the field? Let us know in the comments section!  

DONATE

Please consider donating to Protect The Harvest.

Donate Today

Events

  • 2020 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show

    Join us at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. The dates include Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - Friday, February 7, 2020 We would love to see you there!


  • 2020 International Sportsmens Expo - Scottsdale, AZ

    Join us at the 2020 International Sportsmens Expo - Scottsdale, AZ. The dates include Friday, March 13, 2020 - Sunday, March 15, 2020 We would love to see you there!


  • 2020 National Agriculture In The Classroom Summit

    Join us at the 2020 National Agriculture In The Classroom Summit. The dates include Monday, March 30, 2020 - Wednesday, April 1, 2020 We would love to see you there!


Wild Spayed Filly Futurity

NEWSLETTER

Government By The People

Events

  • Starts: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    2020 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show

    Join us at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. The dates include Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - Friday, February 7, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    2 weeks from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Friday, March 13, 2020

    2020 International Sportsmens Expo - Scottsdale, AZ

    Join us at the 2020 International Sportsmens Expo - Scottsdale, AZ. The dates include Friday, March 13, 2020 - Sunday, March 15, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    2 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Monday, March 30, 2020

    2020 National Agriculture In The Classroom Summit

    Join us at the 2020 National Agriculture In The Classroom Summit. The dates include Monday, March 30, 2020 - Wednesday, April 1, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    2 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Friday, May 29, 2020

    2nd Annual Spring Round Up VRH/AQHA Show: Dillsburg, PA

    Join us at the 2nd Annual Spring Round Up VRH/AQHA Show: Dillsburg, PA. The dates include Friday, May 29, 2020 - Saturday, May 30, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    4 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show

    Join us at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show. The dates include Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - Sunday, February 9, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    2 weeks from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    An Evening With Simplot Grower Solutions & Protect The Harvest ~ World Ag Expo

    Join us at the An Evening With Simplot Grower Solutions & Protect The Harvest ~ World Ag Expo. The dates include Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - Tuesday, February 11, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    2 weeks from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Friday, March 13, 2020

    Missouri Pet Breeders Association Educational Conference

    Join us at the Missouri Pet Breeders Association Educational Conference. The dates include Friday, March 13, 2020 - Saturday, March 14, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    2 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Saturday, March 7, 2020

    St. Puppy's Day 2020

    Join us at the St. Puppy's Day 2020. The dates include Saturday, March 7, 2020 - Saturday, March 7, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    1 month from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Friday, February 7, 2020

    Carden Circus ~ Springfield, Missouri

    Join us at the Carden Circus ~ Springfield, Missouri. The dates include Friday, February 7, 2020 - Sunday, February 9, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    2 weeks from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    World Ag Expo 2020

    Join us at the World Ag Expo 2020. The dates include Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - Thursday, February 13, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    2 weeks from now
    Website Location