Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.

Outdoors: Opening day of gun season not always hard on deer

I guess we should be getting used to crazy weather on opening days of hunting season. As one old hunting buddy stated "you need a log tied to your leg to keep the wind from blowing you away." Several hunters, after seeing other trees blowing over, took it as a warning and went home.

On checking several butcher shops, they all said they had many less than last year. Opening Day in Pennsylvania was one of the worst local hunters could remember. My granddaughter, Summer Putnam, was on her first hunt and she saw deer. Her shot was low but said she would do better next time.

I am sure things will improve before the season ends. The rut is going strong which will keep the bucks on the move. Drivers at night are finding this the painful way to take a deer. These accidents cause bodily injuries and really put the car in for several dollars of repair work.

Driving slower with high beams as much as you can is your best defense. If one or two deer cross in front of you, come almost to a stop as there are usually more coming. As I stated before the rut is still on and the deer seem to have a one track mind.

Well, the season has just started and we hope each of you have a great hunt.

Don't forget that a gift card is a great gift to any hunter or fisherman. It lets them select the item they really want. Most of all, don't forget the real reason we have Christmas, to honor the birth of Christ.

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Hopkins picked to create Ebola training tool
    Hopkins picked to create Ebola training tool

    Federal health regulators picked Johns Hopkins Medicine on Friday to lead development of a Web-based tool to train doctors, nurses and other health care workers on the protocols they should follow when treating patients with, or at risk of contracting, Ebola.

  • Police search Towson U office of rabbi
    Police search Towson U office of rabbi

    Police searching the Towson University office of a prominent Georgetown rabbi accused of secretly recording women in a ritual bath found a backpack with an assortment of tiny cameras hidden in everyday household objects, including a computer charger, a clock and a tissue box, according to a...

  • In rare move, hands-on Ulman seeks job as No. 2
    In rare move, hands-on Ulman seeks job as No. 2

    Democrat Ken Ulman, dressed in Lucky jeans and a polo shirt, strode to the entrance of Robinson Nature Center, excited to give a tour of one of his favorite accomplishments as Howard County executive.

  • Rutherford known for 'making the trains run on time'
    Rutherford known for 'making the trains run on time'

    Boyd Rutherford was raised in a Democratic family in Democratic Northeast Washington, but the running mate of Republican Larry Hogan says he decided early on that the GOP was closer to his values.

  • Sun endorsement: Brown for governor
    Sun endorsement: Brown for governor

    Our view: The race presented a difficult choice, but we believe the lieutenant governor would be better able to enact the changes needed to maintain Md.'s prosperity

  • Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season
    Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season

    Consumers may be thinking more about buying candy for Halloween than gifts for the holidays right now, but food-themed tree ornaments already sprout from a display at Sur La Table in Towson Town Center.

Comments
Loading