Well, what are you waiting for? Of course the vast majority of us die-hard deerhunters reading my little Uncle Ted electro-campfire NugeBlog already know waiting is for losers, especially here at the deer and deerhunting epicenter of DeerandDeerHunting.com!
Afterall, this is IT! THE TIME we have all been eagerly dreaming of forever and a day! All deerhunting is wonderful deerhunting, but November baby! This is the big kahuna, the moment in time, the ultimate planetary alignment of allthings venison, magictime, crazytime, deertime, bucktime, killtime, predatortime nirvana!
All across America, deerhunting is reaching a fever pitch, a mystical frenzy of activity and daylight deer sightings like no other month can provide. Sure, there are some regions where the rut has come and gone, and still others where peak rutting activity is a ways off yet. But in most states, particularly the heaviest hunted and heaviest populated deerhunting states, all hell is breaking loose right now and full-on rock & roll deerhunting is erupting.
According to the record books, the real deer insanity is unleashed on Halloween as that is the day more trophy deer are killed than any other day of the year. But it is throughout the glorious month of November when serious deerhunters make every effort possible to make that extra time to get out there and rendezvous with our backstrap destiny.
My old buddy, Michigan deerhunting legend George Nicholls was the first Michigan bowhunter to arrow a buck during Michigan’s opening experimental bowhunt on November 1st, 1947. November 1st also just happened to be old George’s birthday, and we all celebrate that special day with gusto.
George ran his little Jackson Archery shop downstate just after he returned home from his heroic warrior duties in WWII in 1945. He made most of the beautiful Port Orford cedar arrows for Fred Bear personally and for Fred’s little Bear Archery shop up in Grayling, Michigan.
I learned an awful lot about deer and deerhunting from George, and to this day his birthday is a very important celebratory occasion for our buddy Bryan Schupbach and a bunch of us Michigan bowhunters.
I can’t tell you how many bucks I’ve killed on November 1st, and I always get the feeling George is right there over my shoulder reminding me of the important lessons of stealth and timing to be a good bowhunter.
I have a feeling I’m like most deerhunters out here, struggling a bit with patience, pushing myself to stay on stand more than a few hours each morning and afternoon. But as we should all know by now, if ever there was a time to put in the extra hours on stand, it is now during November.
The likelihood of killing a good buck between 10am and 2pm is probably better in November than at any other time. With this mind-boggling new hand-held device technology allowing us to communicate and actually take care of business from our treestands, it may help break-up the boredom and monotony from extended vigils.
However, as I’m sure many have already discovered, such distractions are not a deerhunters ally, for if we fail to adequately monitor our deerhunting surroundings with genuine vigor and ultra-high alert predator attentiveness, these electronic devices will indeed save a buck’s life!
So steady as she goes my deerhunting BloodBrothers, as deerhunting guru George Nicholls warned me time and time again, extended hours on stand in November can be the most efficient and productive investment we can make for tagging the buck of a lifetime.
Go slow, go steady, go long, go smart, aim small miss small and be the best reasoning predator you can be. November is our month. Go get ‘em! Kill one for old George and the WhackMaster won’t you!
Ted Nugent is an award-winning musician and writer, with numerous best-seller books including “Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto,” “God, Guns and Rock ‘n Roll,” and “Kill It and Grill It: A Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish” with his wife, Shemane, among other books. Be sure to check out his website for more news on his latest music, thoughts and upcoming shows, and also at World News Daily, Newsmax and Daily Caller for more insights.
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