10 11, 2022

Permanent Daylight Saving Time Would Save 33 Human Lives And 30,000 Deer A Year

2022-11-03T09:48:53-04:00November 10th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Mule Deer, whitetail deer|0 Comments

A new study published in Current Biology estimated that some 36,500 deer deaths, 33 human deaths and 2,000 human injuries could be prevented annually by halting the switch from daylight saving to standard time in autumn and during the deer rut. USA Today reports that researchers analyzed more than 1 million deer collisions and 96 million hourly traffic observations, and found that deer collisions are 14 times more frequent in the two hours after sunset than before sunset, according to the study. When peak traffic volumes shift to after sunset following the transition from daylight saving to standard time, there is a 16% spike in collisions the week following, the study says. Delaying the sunset could also save the country $1.19 billion [...]

8 11, 2022

Tips For Hunting Full-Moon Week November 8

2022-11-02T10:34:48-04:00November 8th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

From our texts back and forth from tree stands each season for the last 10 years, Mark Drury and I keep honing our theory: Mature bucks move best in daylight hours in and around a full moon that shines the sky in November. We know this flies in the face of what Granddaddy told you: Bucks move all night on the big moon, it’s the worst time to hunt! But I know we’re on to something. The more I hunt a full moon in early to mid-November across the U.S. and Canada, the more mature bucks I see wandering around glassy-eyed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Drury agrees, and you’ve seen all the rutting giants he kills on his [...]

7 11, 2022

First Responders Rescue TX Bowhunter Hanging Upside Down By Ankle In Climbing Stand

2022-11-02T10:26:03-04:00November 7th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting|0 Comments

The Tyler County Sheriff's Office got a 911 call from a bowhunter stuck upside down and 18 feet up in a climbing tree stand. "He was high off the ground, with his right foot wedged in the framework of his climbing stand," said responding deputy Deputy LeBlanc. First responders were able to maneuver a truck below the hanging hunter, climb up, unlock his foot and rescue the unnamed man, who miraculously did not need treatment. “My advice to hunters is that this is a prime example of the need to use a safety harness,” said the deputy. “He's lucky his phone didn't (fall and) hit the ground. He'd been hanging long enough that his fluids and blood were rushing to [...]

5 11, 2022

33 Tips For Hunting The Deer Rut

2022-10-31T14:27:56-04:00November 5th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

When November 10 rolls around in most states, you can pretty much throw your best-laid schemes out the window. Who knows when and where a muscle-bound, gnarly-racked buck drunk on testosterone is apt to show up dogging a doe in daylight hours? Throw in the hunting pressure you’ll likely have to deal with, and any grand big-buck plan you have will go south in a hurry. Here’s my theory. Instead of trying to implement a big, complex, tightly woven strategy, we ought to focus more on small, quick-strike tactics, like the 33 gems found here. 1) Don’t tell Joe down at the gun shop where you just saw a 10-pointer running a doe. And for heaven’s sake, don’t let him [...]

2 11, 2022

3 Ways To Hunt Whitetail Scrapes

2022-10-31T14:18:31-04:00November 2nd, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Science, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Researchers at the University of Georgia conducted a two-year study on a 3,500-acre property in the northern part of the state where the rut peaks in mid-November, as it does in most regions. The land was managed for a healthy whitetail population, and the age structure of the bucks was good. Those bucks were wild, and hunted by people. This was not another study of pen deer, but a real-world project that unearthed some interesting results. Aiming their trail cameras at every scrape they could find, the researchers got reams of videotape and images of deer at scrapes. One major finding--while multiple bucks of all ages (in one case 13 different animals) might eagerly paw one set of scrapes, similar [...]

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