First time for me on the forum. I live in Dallas, TX but have a lease in SE KS that I'm headed to a week from today. Can't wait! I noticed Jarot was in Coffeyville. My place is in Severy. Just curious if the deer had started any rut action yet. The day I arrive is supposed to be in the mid-low 30's so I'm banking on the big boys being wide open. Ya'll seeing any action yet near these parts?
Attaching a pic from my place this year and one from last year.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...