Outdoors Angle: Late Season Bow Strategies

Steve Carney Outdoors
Steve Carney Outdoors

The Flag Outdoors Expert Steve Carney has your weekly Outdoors Angle right here!

     Boy, how things have changed! The firearms season has wrapped up and the deer have made drastic changes in their patterns. Things are really tough right now as the deer have become very nocturnal because of the firearms pressure and this could go on for a while. The warm temperatures are also hampering their movements as they really don't have to move in this balmy weather.

     Food sources are the key right now. My stands which were productive in September and October are now not effective and I have been spending a lot of time recently moving stands and ground blinds trying to make something happen.

     Late bow hunting revolves around where the deer are bedded and where their favorite food source is located. The idea is to intercept them between bedding and food areas. You do not want to disturb their bedding areas at this time of November. Their recovery from the gun season could be as long as 1 or 2 months depending on how much pressure the property received during the firearms season.

     I am hoping for a severe cold snap which will propel the deer to move more often and become less nocturnal. In late season bow hunting, things change constantly and today's archer needs to adapt accordingly.

Steve Carney is The Flag WZFG Outdoors expert. He can be heard every Thursday morning at 8:05 on AM 1100 and 92.3 FM WZFG. Check out his weekly podcast on am1100theflag.com and hear his Outdoors Angle reports every Friday on AM 1100 and 92.3 FM WZFG. You can also visit stevecarneyoutdoors.com for more information.