Fresh sign, acorns and bedding are the keys to seeing deer in early October. Photo Credit: ATA

How to Hunt the October Lull

  Scott Einsmann   FeaturedHow ToVideo   October 9, 2019

Early October is often referred to as the “October lull.” During this time of year, hunters have a hard time seeing deer, and it might seem like they vanished.

In reality, they’ve just changed from summer to fall food sources. Those deer you saw in crop fields all summer are now hanging out in the timber, feasting on acorns. Acorns are located close to bedding areas, so deer don’t have to move far to feed.

Use fresh sign like tracks, droppings, rubs and scrapes to locate deer. Also, look for acorns close to a thick bedding cover. Then set up near as close to the bedding area as possible with the wind in your favor. Watch the video above for more tips on hunting the October lull.

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