I'm in northern Idaho ... last weekend I got into what appeared to be `northern' birds (Mallards) ... by their number and how they were acting. Turned out a couple were banded - and I went on line to find out from where ... both were banded in Alberta. Last year I shot a bird banded in Alberta in late October. So, yeah, the birds have started moving. This seems more normal. Last year they came down early.
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...