Deer begin to move, another rut coming
by Rene Hatten - posted Thursday, December 6th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
The last two weeks of deer hunting haven't been profitable for me but others have been having a great year. I can only hold out great hope that this weekend starts a rut for us in Jackson Parish. The deer have been eating acorns and very little, if any, corn.
My friend, Brian Ray from West Monroe, took two nice bucks Wednesday and Thursday. The first was an eight-point full of acorns. His second was a seven-point that was also acorn stuffed. Both were slipping through the woods but not necessarily in pursuit as in rut.
He and I both believe the best is yet to come. My prediction marks this weekend as the first rut. I'll also be looking for the deer to return to corn as well as rice bran.