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how to recognize periods of intense activity

A deer is most active in the morning and in late afternoon. There are, however, other times when all deer seem to be on the run at the same time. Here is how to recognize these periods of intense activity. First, twelve to thirty-six hours before a heavy storm, all animals perceive imminent danger. They eat without stop ; whatever the time of the day. Thus, if an important atmospheric disturbance is predicted, expect game to be on the move and use the tracking method. Other periods easy to detect are the ones following very bad weather. After strong winds, storms or heavy snow, starting from the moment nice weather is back and for many hours following, all deer will head for feeding areas to satisfy their appetite. They are so preoccupied that they forget all elementary rules of safety and it is not rare to spot them in large groups. You will usually find them close to their hiding place. As we have said before, it is still possible to hunt by very bad weather : wind, snow, rain or storm. However, hunting is first a sport which should bring pleasure to the hunter, not weariness. Why not, when the weather is inclement, remain at camp and tidy up, dry up and fix your clothes, cook some good meals or just rest. When the sun will shine again, you will be in perfect shape for your drives or to sneakily follow some fresh trail.

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