Hunt the Front for Whitetail Success
The Weather Channel along with an arm’s long list of weather apps have become essential gear for sportsmen, particularly deer hunters. Regardless of the time of season, check the weather daily with an eye on forecasts 3 to 5 days out. They are more reliable than 10-day forecasts as that leaves too much time for conditions to change.
When you identify a front of nasty weather, particularly colder weather (ideally snow, the nastier the better), moving in, do whatever you can to get off work and get out to the woods. Deer will move like crazy within that 12-hour window before the front rolls in. So suit up and tough it out like it’s game day. This is the absolute best time to catch a buck on the hoof, particularly after the rut as they are looking to restore their energy from eating in preparation for the most brutal stretch of winter.
Can get out there on the front edge of the storm (which is the best time to work weather conditions), don’t give up yet. Sitting a stand as the storm subsides can also pay dividends as deer that have hunkered down for a day or two get up to stretch and begin feeding again.