Mid-Day Whitetail Hunting Strategies November 02, If you want to increase your odds of taking a buck, especially in hard-hunted areas, then plan to stay in the woods at lunchtime with these mid-day whitetail hunting strategies while other hunters are back in camp! Carpenteri For all the excitement that's generated about deer hunting, it never ceases to amaze me how few hunters are in the woods from around 10 a. That's when tired sportsmen vacate the woods and head for camp or the nearest diner for a meal and a nap. When you add those lost hours up at the end of a typical deer season, you've probably eaten or slept through a minimum of 96 hours, or a dozen 8-hour days -- time that will be sorely missed when the season closes.
From the world class white-tailed deer to the unique sika deer opportunities, the next hunt to remember happens right here in Maryland. The southern tip of the Eastern Shore is the only other place in the world — aside from their native eastern Asia — where these exotic little deer can be hunted in the wild.
Adult white-tailed deer are about three feet tall at the front shoulders. Maryland yearling bucks males weigh an average of pounds; yearling does females average 90 pounds.
A grayish-brown coat with a thick undercoat replaces the reddish hair during the colder months. White-tailed deer sprint up to 35 miles per hour and are able to leap over 8 foot tall barriers. The sika deer is a small, brown elk that lives in quiet marshes and forested wetlands on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.
In the last century their range has expanded across the marshes and the rich agricultural landscape of the mid to lower Eastern Shore with the highest density in Dorchester County.
The season bag limit for all three seasons Archery, Muzzleloader, and Firearms is three per season, including one stag per season, for a total of nine per year. They are a mini-elk in every sense. They bugle to challenge other stags and to attract does, known as hinds, and they wallow in the mud.
They also respond well to calling, particularly during the mid-October rut. These deer are elusive and highly prized, not only for their unique trophy status, but for their delicious meat as well. Both native white-tailed deer and exotic sika deer populations are managed through hunting.
Ranging from firearm, bow, and muzzleloader seasons, hunting is permitted from early September until the end of January on varying dates. For information on seasons, sizes and limits click HERE. With twenty-three counties in Maryland to choose from, finding a place to hunt in our great state is easy.
Our world-class deer populations can be found throughout the state, and may be hunted on public and private lands. One of the best ways to get the most out of a hunt in Maryland is to hook up with a local hunting guide.
From the app, you can also register any kills, post photos, and check for regulations updates. All migratory game bird hunters, including those who are exempt from the hunting license requirement, must purchase a Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp.
In addition, all waterfowl and coot hunters over the age of 15, including those who are exempt from the hunting license requirement, must purchase a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. Changes in regulations, dates, and requirements vary year-to-year.
Please check with DNR frequently for the most up-to-date information.
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The members scrambled at the last minute to organize a hurried doe-hunting effort, but after nearly four months of archery and gun-hunting activity on the club, even the does were difficult targets. Worse, in the last-minute rush to kill does, the hunters mistakenly shot four button bucks and a spike!
“The late muzzleloader deer kill was down significantly last year by thousands because the last day was snowed out in many/most western counties,” he said.“This is traditionally a big deer kill day and the only either-sex deer hunting day in .
“Deer do have a mid-day activity period, before, during and after the rut,” Steffen said. “As we would expect, studies show that deer movement peaks just before and after dawn and just before and after dark.
Whitetail Deer Hunting Reviews & Testimonies for Harpole's Heartland Lodge. I got a 10 point on my last day.
He fixed me up a great spot in a ground blind with great deer action during my hunts. Thanks so much! Fred Ode–Columbia Station, OH.5/5(30). Second shift bowhunting is a great way to remain rested and fresh while hunting hard and still take advantage of that important mid-day deer movement pattern.
Second shift hunting is also an opportunity to take advantage of changing conditions that mean bucks will be up and moving.