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Author Topic: Freezing down to 16 Degrees  (Read 434 times)

Offline Foss1lHunter

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Freezing down to 16 Degrees
« on: January 04, 2015, 08:48:16 AM »
It is 15 degrees this morning and the high will be wavering between 19-28 the rest of the day.
I have not seen much deer movement since our snow fell a week ago.
I have been out an hour and a half before first light and later afternoon until dark.

Any suggestions?  Surely they have to feed to stay warm!

Thanks for any advice or comments.  Our bow season ends on the 15th and I would like at least a couple of does to fill the freezer. %^$^
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Re: Freezing down to 16 Degrees
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 09:43:36 AM »
Have you seen much recent daytime movement on cams or out and about?  Sometimes if it's really cold they will move during the coldest hours (night) then again mid day.  This year I've seen a lot of mid day movement. 

Late season food sources is where I would focus.  Good luck!
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Re: Freezing down to 16 Degrees
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2015, 10:10:07 AM »
if you have acorn on the ground set there. the deer ate  the acorn up. everyone that got a deer said they were full of acorns
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Re: Freezing down to 16 Degrees
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2015, 03:58:46 PM »
cold???????? we aren't getting above zero today. -15 later in the week. just saying. :-)

I would look for high carb food like corn. they can't get enough around here in the cold temps. also, if you still have green fields that might be worth a look

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Re: Freezing down to 16 Degrees
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2015, 04:43:14 PM »
I've checked my cams on my green food plot...no pictures of deer!
More than likely the human scents of over 40 people over the holidays had
something to do with this hocus pocus disappearance.  The plot is behind my mom's
house about 1/4 mile back.  But, I've also tried hunting on another area with open field and timber around.  Lots of tracks, but no sightings both early morning and mid-afternoon 'til dark.

There are turnips, clover, brassicas, sugar beets to be had.

Our low temperatures are cold for Oklahoma.  It is a damp cold, rather than dry from
when I lived in Massachusetts.   %^$^
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Re: Freezing down to 16 Degrees
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2015, 06:01:29 PM »
The cold is a matter of what the deer are used to. You're right. This is cold for Oklahoma. 

The deer have moved for some reason.  They have gone somewhere they are getting food and cover and where they feel safe.  You might try something like big and J that has a long range aroma to draw them in.
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Re: Freezing down to 16 Degrees
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2015, 08:00:56 PM »
Our season ends at the end of January and I would like to put some more venison in the freezer as well. Cameras are a big help this time of year as I don't want to sit all day only to find out the deer are coming around the stand right before dark. (That'a what they do here!) But the camera can make the most of your time on stand to find out what time they are coming into any food source.
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Re: Freezing down to 16 Degrees
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2015, 05:29:41 AM »
We got down to -20 last night. In my truck travels with a near full moon and fresh snow there were deer feeding everywhere. Animals are really good at adapting.
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