A good book will help you stay on stand for a few more hours during the rut.
The last week of October and the first week of November. These are the two weeks white-tailed deer bowhunters live for. The rut will be kicking in, and deer will be on their feed during daylight hours. It's a peaceful time to hunt before rifles begin to crack and a magical time of year to be in the woods, but wrapping your tag on a buck is far from a sure bet.
Around mid-October, whitetail bucks begin gearing up for the rut. During this time, bucks will work on establishing their hierarchy and territory. They'll mark their range by rubbing their antlers on trees, scraping away the bark and depositing scent from glands on their head. These "rubs" are signs announcing a buck's presence. Finding rubs lets you know a buck is in the area and clues you in to his home range.
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Conservation Achievement Awards
Nominations now being accepted
CFM is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the Missouri Conservation Achievement Awards. Each year CFM recognizes individuals and organizations in Missouri for their outstanding achievements in conservation. We wish to acknowledge personal efforts and award each recipient for actions that have led to a significant conservation success during the calendar year.
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