Up in Wisconsin this weekend there was snow! That’s right…Saturday morning was our first snow fall of the year with a trace to an inch on the ground.
Anyhow, back to southern Iowa, checking on some of our food plots and hung one more stand this weekend. I have never seen this bad of drought in my life. Leaves were falling from the trees that were dried up, still green, but falling? Water is no longer coming from some of the springs in the deepest ravines. Some ponds are dried up. It seems like the deer are really concentrating on anything they can find that is green.
We are seeing deer on alfalfa fields that are holding their own in the drought; and our brassicas are up and getting hit pretty good. If you took the time to replant or put in some fall green plots, you should have good deer hunting this fall!
This time of year is always fun checking cameras too. We don’t put out bait for our cameras but are starting to get some good deer on them. This week we found several scrapes opened up in areas around our plots….so we’ve moved some cameras over scrapes.