April 9, 2014 – Prime time for taking that buck of a lifetime

Today I would like to talk about prime time for taking that buck of a life time!! I grew up on a farm in central Saskatchewan, here hunting meant being out before first light and waiting for daybreak hoping to catch a deer still out in the open fields, because soon afterwards they were back into bluffs of trees, brush covered pastures or posted land. Hopefully you would catch a deer that had not gone totally nocturnal yet from deer hunting pressure. imageThe picture of myself with several whitetail racks has many things in common, first off they were all harvested at Turtle Lake, now just as important was all of the deer shot were between the times of 10 am and 3 pm!! Our deer hunts occur over bait piles located in the heavily forested regions at Chaparral and unlike my old hunting grounds on the farm these deer move a lot throughout the day because they have little to no hunting pressure. In fact, none of the deer shot in 2013 were taken in the first hour of legal hunting time. The reason for talking about this is because next hunting season, I plan to use all of Chaparral’s hunting area. This will make for more driving and hunters getting out later in their blind, but this should not be a cause for concern, as deer move all day long in this region. It is great for all hunters to start the day off together with a good breakfast and then off to your blind and typically our guides will have you ready and waiting in the blind for the sun to rise. In order to utilize our entire area some hunters will be getting into their blinds later than they are accustomed to but remember this is not a bad thing as deer move all day and a lot of hunters and guides would agree that prime time in our region is between 10 am and 2 pm!! Please call 1-780-872-0137, or email tjdebusschere@hotmail.com to talk about hunting with us this fall.

Your eyes of the north,

Trent Debusschere