The use of the term "nocturnal" rant....

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  1. Westfinger

    Westfinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    It's a lull if you do the same thing and don't adapt to the situation.
    It's like goose hunting your early September goose fields in October and saying there is an October lull in your goose hunting. When in reality the geese are flying out of the roost a different direction and hitting a freshly cut corn field a couple miles away. The only lull is in the thought process and effort. Nobody said it was easy to sneak in a mature bucks bedroom but the rewards can be pretty sweet for those willing to try.
    I think we all agree but some people like to split hairs and get caught up in semantics.
     
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    semantics. Deer get killed one of two ways they move or you make them move. If conditions change because of XYZ and their daily movement is restricted compared to their avg daily movement it's a lull in movement. It has nothing to do with where or how and all to do with the amount of movement.
     
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    I agree with this other than the fact that the geese are still traveling a good distance during shooting light, and the bucks are not. It would be more similar if the geese waited until three minutes before the end of legal shooting light to take off from the roost pond or lake, and come back to roost within five minutes of legal shooting light the next morning. So, to hunt them, you basically have to sit on the bank of the pond and you risk blowing them off the pond for good.

    Killing a buck in mid October can definitely be done. I have done it myself. But, you definitely have to push in on them and sometimes its not worth the risk. I can see the point of taking that risk if you are hunting where others have access to hunt. But, not if you have an area to yourself. Big difference.
     
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    Better things to do than watch does, I hunt small property I have to wait for the bucks to come to me.
     
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    Are the bucks there at all during the summer?
     
  6. Tim Ainsworth

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    Couldn't agree more with Fletch on this one.
     
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    They come to feed once about every 3 weeks I will get a picture very sporadic. My place tends to be doe home range.
     
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    Maybe fletch should have been the OP...save a lot of turmoil.
     
  10. Kaiser878

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    Haha funny how that works huh?
     
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    Not going to read all these replies but mature bucks aren't as active during the lull or daylight. Its just a natural occurrence. Thats why they are so vulnerable during the rut. It doesn't take a scientist to tell me they are more active at certain times of year. Yes, they are still around. They just don't move as much. No mystery. My largest bow kill was a 173 inch typical during the lull. I happen to get him as he was going to the white oaks from his bed. The lull is a made up term for lack of activity. Its still true but it doesn't mean we can't get the job done from time to time.
     
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