The Late Season And Food Sources

By GrowingDeer,

  Filed under: Hunting Blog

Hunting during the late season and having success comes down to one thing: knowing the food source.

Two Face at Tracy's Field

In the final minutes of light, Two Face stepped into the field but stayed just out of range.

Hunters can spend time near the bedding areas in travel corridors and still have success, but a majority of the successful hunters during the late season are spending their time near a food source. This might be a standing soybean field, cut corn, standing corn, or even a brassicas field. There are numerous things that could be the late season food source, and it is up to you to find it. Once the food source is discovered, it can lead to some phenomenal hunting!

Here at The Proving Grounds, the temperatures have plummeted into the teens and as low as zero degrees with wind chills reaching below zero. It’s brutal out there! With temperatures this cold it means that finding food is life or death for a deer. Good news for them, we have provided several acres of standing soybeans and Eagle Seed Broadside blend. The deer have certainly found these plots and are making regular trips to them in the evenings. This is where we’ve located ourselves with hopes of tagging a late season buck. We came close recently when Two Face came within ninety yards of our Redneck Blind. It was a great encounter and we couldn’t be more excited to get back in that blind with the next north wind.

Finding the food during the late season can mean the difference between success or failure.

Daydreaming of Whitetails,