whats that the October Lull?
Terms like that does exist in my vocab.... No offense Goose, I think the world of ya.. But it's just an excuse for a bad hunter.. If you say the deer are not moving until after dark then get some people out there and make them move. I read a LONG time ago in I believe D&DH about the "lull" and one tip for hunting it was not putting it in your hunting vocab. The deer just dont climb the tree's they are still out there. Ya just got to change the way you hunt them or get some movement going through the woods. Force the deer to move.
As for deer movements here in Michigan.. They are a slow on the state land I hunt...But I think it's cuz there is no bait out there. I am still seeing deer, not as much as I would with bait, but still seeing some. I dont think there is as many hunters in the woods this year.. After talking to a bunch, a lot werent even going to bother hunting this year cuz of the no baiting... I know thats a sad excuse, but ya gotta make the best of what your given... As far as the CWD goes... I talked to a DNR officer in my area today.. He said that the ban was just changed to indefently. He said they did that because of the farmers trying to start law suits. He also noted that if NOT ONE deer is found with CWD this deer season, that they will lift the ban for next year.
Dont give up Goose, Im sure a dandy one will walk by ya soon. Keep on hunting buddy.
"If I pull the hammer and shoot this young buck, he's dead. But if I pass on him, the next hunter might not shoot so straight."