|Buck in velvet from June 2016|
When pick-up trucks with dog boxes are once again present on rural roads, everyone can see that the chase for a white-tailed buck is back on. These bucks run in bachelor groups during the early season, before the rut, so the anticipation of seeing multiple bucks during any hunt only adds incentive. Food plots can serve to concentrate deer, and hot weather means they might be bedding close to food and water for the sake of conserving energy and traveling less.
Long summer days offer ample time to still hunt after work, but sometimes daybreak is going to be the coolest part of any August day. It all depends on the rainfall activity, which was decreased last month, generating the warmest July on record in Charleston according to the National Weather Service. But just thinking of bucks in full velvet each year, reminds hunters about the unique fever felt during the early deer season.
To read the feature story in the newspaper click on Colletonian.
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