Today on the podcast we’ve got Mark Drury of Drury Outdoors back with us again for a follow-up to his unbelievably popular Predicting Deer Movement episode that he did with us back in 2015. And this time we’re taking things to a whole new level.
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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:
– How to follow along with our 2018 hunting season
– What the DeerCast app is and how it will work
– Why predicting deer movement is so important
– How Mark uses his knowledge about deer movement and DeerCast to choose where and when to hunt
– Examples from 2017 of how Mark Drury used movement predictions to kill mature bucks
– What Mark does when poor conditions are present
– What kinds of factors impact deer differently at different times of year
– What 11 influencers Mark Drury tracks when it comes to deer movement
– When during a cold front is best to hunt – before, during or after?
– Importance of departure from average temperature
– How warming trends can help deer movement in certain situations
– How barometric pressure impacts deer movement – and that varies by season and temperature
– When pressure subdues deer movement
– Is a rising barometric pressure or steady high pressure better?
– The impacts of pressure on barometric pressure on thermals, and how that impacts hunting
– Impacts of wind speed and direction on deer movement
– When its too windy or too still for good deer movement
– Analyzing my late October plan for Holyfield last year and how wind/temps impacted my decision
– When to bail out of a stand with poor wind
– How far away might a deer smell you
– Changes in wind speed and how it might impact deer
– Does humidity impact deer movement?
– What kinds of rains are good to hunt?
– How the moon might impact deer movement and rut intensity
– Outside factors like deer health and crop rotations that can impact annual patterns
-And much, much more!
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