Deer Eating Acorns Beans

 deer eating acorns daily

This deer eating acorns is the biggest I have on trail camera this year so far.

I have seen a lot of deer eating acorns this year. We have tons of them this year.

Deer eating acorns

Whitetails love to eat acorns and they are an important food  for them. I have seen them choose acorns over any over food sources at times. If you think of acorns you think deer, well and squirrels. Acorns are a favorite whitetail food source.There are many different types and some are better for the whitetails than others. Acorns have good nutrition and over half the calories in an acorn comes from fat. That’s why you see deer eating acorns prior to winter. They need to store fat to be able to survive the cold winters. I have seen whitetails loading up on them this season and there are plenty of them for them to eat. If you have acorns you might want to do some scouting around them, you might just find a honey hole.

Well I hope everyone is having a deer season so far. It has been a dry one here in Kansas, and the whitetails have changed their patterns from last year. We have a creek that is completely dried up so the water supplies are limited to a couple of ponds just off of the property that I am deer hunting.

This time last year I had about four shooters on trail camera and this year I have had pictures of one and he hasn’t been back since late September. I am not to concerned though because I am still getting pictures of a lot of does and where the does are during the rut the big bucks will come. The biggest buck I saw last year didn’t show up until late October so I’m crossing my fingers that the same thing happens this year. We finally got some rain last night and more is expected today, I have never been so happy to see rain. How has your season been so far? I have been out on four different hunts and each hunt but one I saw whitetails.

The other night I saw a bunch of does and I had whitetails running all around me but I couldn’t see what it was, I thought I heard some grunting but I can’t be sure. I don”t know if the whitetails were just playing or if there was some chasing going on.

I have been able to get some good footage so far and it should only get better as the season progresses. I can’t wait to hunt the rut this year with two of my good friends and fellow DHBB Pro-staffers Troy and Mike hopefully we will be able to get some great Kansas whitetail rut action. We just had a frost last week and the soybeans are turning brown quick and they will be cutting them soon. Right now on this particular piece of property there are a lot of soybeans either on it or just off of it and the deer are really eating them. Also there is a lot of acorns so food is abundant right now but as the season goes on the food sources won’t be as abundant and the deer should change there patterns and be a little easier to pinpoint. It is going to be fun getting after these big brutes and hopefully we can get one on the ground, it’s always fun trying to match wits with big old smart bucks. Good luck this season everyone.

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Deer Season Arrives Kansas

Deer season arrives in some states and will be starting very soon in many.

Deer Season Arrives

Opening day here in Kansas starts this coming Monday September 17th for bow and muzzle-loader, youth is already open. I hope you all have a safe successful deer season. I have already seen quite a few nice bucks being taken and have heard that the the hunting has been great so far. Are you ready for deer season?  I haven’t  seen as many big bucks on my trail cameras so far this year but it could be due to the drought and the whitetails seem to be sticking closer to the water sources. I am confident that as the rut gets closer more big boys will be showing up. Last year the biggest buck I saw all year didn’t show up until late October but when he did he stuck around, so I am confident the closer the rut gets the bigger the bucks will be that are showing up. It should be fun matching wits with these big Kansas brutes again this year. Last year will be hard to top for me I filmed myself shooting a nice 11 pointer deer hunting Kansas and filmed DHBB Pro-Staff member Troy shooting a once in a lifetime buck that would have been very close to a Kansas state record typical with a bow. It was the most exciting hunt I have ever experienced and just seeing a world class animal in the wild was a dream come true.

I have gotten some good trail camera pictures lately and I recently bought a new Moultrie Game Spy M-80 Black Flash game camera and so far I am pleasantly surprised with it. The pictures this camera takes are the best of any camera that I have ever had and the videos are good too. I set the video to a lower setting to preserve the batteries and the night videos are good but the day videos are grainy but I am sure they would be better if I changed the quality of video but I want to save my batteries. I just can’t get over the image quality, they are awesome to say the least. I also like the camera having the black flash the doesn’t spook the deer. It is the most expensive camera that I have, but it also is the nicest camera I have., but it is very reasonably priced if you are looking for a great camera. I would definitely recommend this camera.

I hope we can capture some more great footage like last year to share with you. Have a great year chasing whitetails. Shoot straight and be safe out there.

deer season arrives

I got this buck on trail camera last deer season. I hope he shows up again this year.

 

Bow Season Finally Arrives

whitetails bucks bow season

Bow season has finally arrived.

Bow Season

After a long hot summer bow season is almost upon us  here in Kansas. This morning bow season starts in Georgia and a lot of my friends are headed to the woods to get after those big bucks. I can’t wait to see some of the pictures of the big boys taken on opening day, I have already seen several huge bucks taken in Kentucky this bow season. Fall is by far my favorite time of the year with college football, deer hunting and cooler weather it just doesn’t get any better than that.

Drought Conditions Tough On Deer

It has been so dry here in the mid-west this summer even though the last couple of weeks we have gotten some much needed rain. For a while the deer seemed to be concentrated near water, which one of the places I have permission to hunt didn’t have water on it and the deer were pretty much staying near a pond a quarter mile away, but with the recent rain and the creeks having water in them now I have been seeing more deer.

Bucks On Trail Camera

I have been getting some nice bucks on trail camera, one buck in particular we named “Tall Tine 8″ he is the biggest buck I have on camera this year so far and he is the first one to be out of velvet, all the other bucks I’ve seen are still in velvet. Most of the pictures I am getting of bucks they are all still in bachelor groups but I bet they will be going their own separate ways a little more in the next few weeks. I haven’t seen any light sparring but expect to see some in the next few weeks.

Hunter Safety Is Top Priority

It is an exciting time of the year and I want to wish all of you the best of luck. But before I go I wanted to remind everyone to be safe out there. It only takes a split second for an accident to happen so always wear those safety harnesses and always identify your target before shooting. Don’t ever shoot into the brush at an unidentified target if you can’t see what it is don’t shoot. I recently bought a few of the Hunter Safety system Life lines and I love them. They are simple to use and keep me connected to the tree from the time I leave the ground until I touch ground, I had my doubts but I really, really like this product it makes you feel safe the whole time you are in the tree.