-By Rich Miller
The bucks are still laying low. The rut is over and there is not much deer movement right now. I am not the only one seeing very little right now. No one that I talk to is having any luck right now. The guys that are having some success are hunting on food plots that haven’t had too much pressure throughout the season.
My camera hasn’t been getting many pictures of bucks either. I do get some does every now and then at all different times of day. I have seen several deer on the side of the road that have been hit trying to cross the road. A couple of those have been close to home and are some bucks that I have on camera. It is a shame that these deer can make it through most of the hunting season and then they get taken out by a vehicle.
Over the past several months of hunting I haven’t seen any coyotes. I normally see a good many while I am hunting throughout the year. No matter where I am hunting, one of the rules is if you see a coyote you need to try and shoot it. Even though I haven’t seen them all year, I know they have been around because I have found signs of where they have been. Over the past two weeks I have had pictures of them on the same camera. I guess times are hard this time of year for the coyotes and they are moving more to try and find something to eat. I don’t know anything good that comes from having these dogs around other than having something to hunt during the off season. These well-tuned killing machines put a hurting on rabbit, quail, turkeys and, yes, deer. If you have never tried hunting coyotes, I encourage you to give it a try or at least try and take one or two during deer and turkey season. For every one coyote that you take out, you may save a trophy buck.