Whitetail 101 S1 E9, “October Lull” | Hunting the October Lull


Hunting the October Lull

This week on Muddy TV’s Whitetail 101, web show host Bill Winke describes his experience hunting the October Lull. Each and every year around the middle of October hunters begin to experience a slow period. While the first two weeks of October and bow season are filled with exciting encounters, trail camera photos, and harvesting of does, the third and fourth weeks of October can suddenly receive a shift in deer movement. Bill describes this as hunting the October Lull.

During the October Lull, the bucks on Bill’s farm suddenly go nocturnal or disappear entirely. Many believe this is hunting pressure, or a combination of hunting pressure, changing food sources, and changing habitat as leaves and ground cover begin to fall and lay over. Regardless of why it happens, it does happen and slow to no buck movement is the result.
During the October lull, Bill still climbs up in his tree stands, but the slow buck movement presents an opportunity to focus on doe harvest. The third week of October, the true beginning of the changing leaves and cooler weather also happens to be one of the most enjoyable weeks of deer season. Bill’s tip for hunting the October lull would be to simply wait it out and hunt the cold fronts that have been relatively generous this year.


Besides hunting the October lull, in this Whitetail 101 episode Bill also discusses filming deer hunts. Specifically, Bill covers how to film a deer hunt as far as setting up the camera in the tree. In this episode, he covers not only tree stand placement but the camera arms he uses to film his shows.

For Bill and the Midwest whitetail team, Muddy camera arms are their choice for solid filming performance. Big cameras for hunting requires big camera arms, so every bit of strength and dependability count.

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