Oregon's late archery season opens Saturday
By Nathan Mendell
11/07/12 -- Oregon’s archery deer season is coming up again. Saturday is the opening day and with weather forecast it should be an eventful weekend. Snow levels are dropping over the entire region, so look for deer to begin transitioning down and out of the higher elevations.
Pre-rut activity is picking up as well. Rattling and calling can be very effective as bucks are always anxious to get in the swing of things. It has been a record acorn season too, don’t overlook these areas. Does are still trying to pack in the calories for now and the bucks will likely not overlook this either. We are also entering a new moon phase keeping game active longer in the a.m. hours and out earlier in the p.m.
Several units have overlapping elk hunting opportunities for the next two weekends, so don’t forget that we are all on the same team here. It’s harder to defend our rights as hunters if we are busy bickering amongst ourselves. So good luck and remember to have fun, be respectful of property owners and don’t forget the young hunters. And, when you’re admiring your trophy, keep in mind the Bucks and Bulls competition at Sportsman's Warehouse, Medford.
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