End of deer season not the end of hunting


As the last segment of our area's deer seasons winds down (the special late season for archery and muzzleloading hunters ends Dec. 22) the majority of hunters will clean and store their guns for another year, thereby ceasing their hunting efforts until next May (for some) when the spring turkey season opens. A few may continue to hunt for small game such as rabbit, squirrel and grouse, but with diminishing habitat and acreage to hunt in, coupled with the snow and colder temperatures, even this group is steadily decreasing. It's somewhat the beginning of a hunter hibernation period.

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