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2017 Western Deer Forecast

(Photo courtesy of gameandfishmag.com)
(Photo courtesy of gameandfishmag.com)

Check out our special 2017 western deer forecasts for the latest hunting analysis and hotspots

2017 California Deer Forecast

After five dry years, we needed the rain, and the end result for deer and other wildlife is more viable water sources, more moisture in the soil and healthier plant-based food sources. As retired California Department of Fish and Wildlife senior biologist Tom Stone told me: “Water is a good thing. Cool, rainy weather makes deer hunting better, and when the grasses green up due to timely fall rain, the deer have an easier time of it all winter long. We call it the green flush, and when conditions are right it happens in October.”

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STARTING OCT 15
STARTING OCT 15