June 11, 2015 – Rainy weather builds scorable inches in mature deer
It’s nice to see Dave Stevens back with Chaparral after a one year hiatus, he is liked by all and really knows the area. This spring at Turtle Lake has been a wet one, abundant rain and more in the forecast for this upcoming weekend. Now, rain is not welcome when I’m trying to stain decks and siding at the lodge, but it is great for antler growth. Rain allows high protein vegetation to grow and that high protein diet is what helps build antlers. As an outfitter and hunter I know rain is a good thing, but I recently read an article on the effects of abundant spring rain versus drought or dry conditions in spring. The article indicated there can be a difference of 20 scoreable inches in mature deer, so all our spring rain should have a positive impact on our antler growth!! Last weekend Chelsea and I headed out to grab trail cam cards and freshen up the baits, so I attached a few photos. Hopefully we can watch these bucks progress through out the spring and summer.
I also am throwing in a few pictures I found from last summer’s velvet bucks.
I still have some openings for this fall, so come on up and hunt with the gang at Chaparral.