The Flag Outdoors Expert Steve Carney has your weekly Outdoors Angle right here!
It seems we bowhunters and duck hunters go through this phase every mid-October. I call it the October "lull". This is the painful period of the middle of this month where the ducks are scarce and the deer are not moving. Blame it on the warm Fall temperatures which have been affecting us for about 13 years. Back in the day, there was no lull and the deer and duck seasons were consistent and on time via the calendar. Nowadays, all bets are off as we now have these gaps or lulls during mid-season.
There is good news however! Things will gradually improve as we head into late October as temperatures will cool down moving ducks down from Canada and the deer will get closer to the rut period where they will begin to get active during daylight hours. The best is yet to come. It is easy to get down on yourself and question your outdoor skills during this lull because you think you are failing but in reality we are faced with Mother Nature and the unpredictabilities of the field.
Hang on...... late October and all of November will be awesome.
Steve Carney is The Flag WZFG Outdoors expert. He can be heard every Thursday morning at 8:05 on AM 1100 WZFG. Check out his weekly podcast on am1100theflag.com and hear his Outdoors Angle reports every Friday on AM 1100 WZFG. You can also visit stevecarneyoutdoors.com for more information.