By all acounts the rut has been a little late this year but once it started, things really kicked off. With one day left in the season things are winding down here at Linehan Outfitting Company. It’s been a great season and we’re finishing strong with a couple big bucks down!
A foot of snow and some colder temperatures have certainly increased deer movement in general and rut activity is has increased significantly as well! Each day this week the LOC guides saw bucks chasing does, knocking heads, and on their feet throughout the entire day. The last week of the season is upon us and it looks like the rut is entering the peak stage at last! Expect the daytime temps to warm a bit as the week progresses with highs in the low thirties and chance of snow showers each day. Perfect conditions!
Deer activity is definitely increasing as the season progresses. Today LOC guides saw several nice bucks and lots of deer on their feet. With three inches of new snow and daytime temps in the low 30′s it was one of the best days of the season so far to hunt. Scrapes are showing up with more frequency, does are being chased, and rut behavior is more evident. Things are heating up in the whitetail hunting world here at LOC!
The first three weeks of the full big game season have seen the LOC guides hitting it hard from dark to dark. Lately mild weather and a full moon seem to have deer hanging tight. But good things happen to those who hunt hard and LOC guests have indeed knocked down some very respectable bucks to date. Presently the weather has changed and it’s snowing with a couple inches predicted in the valleys through Tuesday. Expect at least six inches in higher elevations. Rut activity is increasing as well and we’re expecting a great week!
It’s kind of chilly out there these days with morning temps in the high teens. But by afternoon and under some sunshine of late, it’s been warming up into the low forties. Dry fly fishing is definitely slowing down as hatches start to wane. This time of year get the streamer rods out and stick with big bunny patterns or big nymphs scratching the bottom. Flows from Libby Dam have been increased to 6000cfs. STill plenty of wading up and down the river and still plenty of fishing for those of you who aren’t hunters.