Should I hunt during the October lull?

By Grant Woods,

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The “October Lull” seems to be in full swing here in North Carolina. What is the best practice to combat the diminished deer movement during this time of the year? Should I just pack up and wait until November, or is there something i can do to coax these deer out of hiding during daylight hours?

thanks for your time,



I’m not aware of anything you can do to “coax deer of of hiding.”  Strong cold fronts seem to be the best motivation to get deer moving during October throughout most of the whitetail’s range.  I tend to scout, work on habitat, etc., during the warmer days of October and hunt just before or during a cold front!  

Enjoy creation,


October 12, 2015