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.
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...