Warmer weather greets deer hunters in Saturday's opener

By Bill Bartusek

It was cool last week, but things turned around just in time for Saturday's opener.

That was not good news for the deer hunters. Deer tend to slow down or bed down during daytime hours when the weather is warm. They will still move mornings and evenings, so the hunt isn't a wash. In real bad weather, they just hunker down and don't move at all. So this was not the worst scenario. The rut isn't in full swing just yet. The bucks are chasing does, but the does are not yet receptive.

So I expect a lot of young bucks to be harvested.

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