It is not about compound bow hunting this time around. And clearly, it looks like the bow-hunting season is over in many states. For hunters in the regions of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Wilkes, it is all about gun hunting. So if you love hunting with guns, this is probably the best time to go and have fun.
According to Commercial News, Illinois plans to open the second round of gun hunting season as from November 29.
“Our firearm deer weekends are Illinois’ most popular hunting season, and amid all the excitement of the season, we want to remind hunters that safe hunting is the best hunting,” said Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Wayne Rosenthal. “Illinois’ hunting safety record is a good one, but even one hunting incident involving injuries or fatalities is one too many.”
The season will run for 31 days. And hunters are encouraged to keep safety in mind so that they do not hurt people.
MADISON, Wis. – Snowy weather is on the way, but that’s not deterring hunters in Wisconsin from participating in the nine-day gun deer hunting season. “I grew up hunting with my dad and other family members, so it’s always a fun time of the year,” said Nick Portzen, who stopped at Dorn Outdoor Pro Shop on Friday to buy a license.
At the end of the day, hunting with guns isn’t something to take lightly. So safety measures are necessary to ensure a successful event.
According to Jule Hubbard, an author at Journal Patriot, gun hunting season is also underway in the Wilkes region.
Opportunities to harvest deer typically improve when the deer rut (breeding period) peaks, which generally occurs around Thanksgiving – particularly the week after it – in Wilkes and other northwestern deer zone counties, said James Tomberlin, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission District 7 wildlife biologist. Deer movement increases during the rut.
Tomberlin said this year’s poor acorn crop should also contribute to hunter success in District 7 (Wilkes, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Surry, Yadkin, Iredell, Alexander, Davie, Forsyth and Stokes counties) because this also is making deer move around and come out of the woods more looking for food.
The season, which started on November 17, will run through January 1, 2019.
Overall, the archery season this year seems to be going on quite well. And while some regions, like Pennsylvania, have recorded lower results this year compared to last year, it is too early to make a conclusion on the stats.