October Deer, Pheasant, Quail and Waterfowl Report
The month of October has been an exciting yet busy one for the lodge. We have had many upland hunts this month which have been going really well and will continue at this pace for the next month. We have had many birds harvested this year as we have noticed pheasant and quail numbers up with a healthy bird population. Guides have been seeing numerous different coveys of quail consisting of 20-30 birds. Upland manager Terry Abney has put a lot of time and effort over the summer working on the bird habitat and plating Milo food plots creating the essential habitat for upland birds to reside. The last few days we have had hunters reaching their limit with roosters and quail. As waterfowl season opened this past weekend our hunters had a phenomenal hunt on the Mississippi River on the first day and over our flooded fields for the remainder of the weekend. With weather this month a little warm, windy, and wet deer movement has been slow for most of October. With the temperatures dropping last week there has been a big increase in deer sightings with multiple opportunities at shooter bucks. As the end of October is nearly here it’s bringing the breeding season “rut” with it, which for most hunters it’s their favorite time to be sitting in the tree stand. With the rut around the corner and this colder weather luck and success are in store for hunters.