Well, I guess the easiest way to answer that is to say the ruts; which vary by species, etc.
If we are talking in general for deer here, I like the late second season we have for archery from about mid-December thru the end of January the following year. I love hunting the desert areas then as deer are more active longer and it is nice cool weather.
I have found that any month or time of year that has a hunting season in swing is my favorite. But if I would have to choose just one time it would have to be the spring hunts in Arizona. You can actually start in January for deer and quail, then comes February with quail and javelina.
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...