I put this in another thread but it is worth repeating!
Watch out for the little buggers. Nearly lost my mom to a tick bite last week - end result is bacterial menengitis from a bacteria transmitted by ticks. She couldn't keep anything down for 6 days - not even liquid. Without an IV she'd be dead. The bacterial infection is under control with doxycycline but she has a long road ahead because of the damage done to her brain and surrounding tissues from the swelling. Not only is there Lyme disease, and Ehrlichiosis, but a new report out shows that in NYS the ticks are also now carrying the encephilitus virus. Scary Scary stuff. Be careful out there! Take every tick bite seriously, it could be the one that kills you if left untreated.
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
While we would never recommend giving up hunting the traditional moving times for deer -- early morning and late evening -- it's important to keep in mind that deer will move at other times of the day. Sometimes hunting through lunch, or getting in your stand earlier than usual for an...