Great article about bagging late season big bucks and climate change. It seems that a lot of the tricks and strategies hunters have always used when hunting for that big buck are not working and need to be changed and modified due to global warming or climate change.
This article from Outdoor Life explains the changes that are happening and how to change your strategy to go with the changes. For instance, for folks that have always depended on apple and other fruit trees to be drawing the deer for late fall fruit, the climate change may have played havoc on the blooming or fruiting of fruit trees in your area and you may get out there to hunt in your favorite fruit treed area only to find out that there is no fall fruit this year. One of the other changes may be that the temperatures stay warmer longer.
When it is warm and a buck has its winter coat they will be hot and may not do any moving during the day at all. In that scenario you would need to do your hunting at night. Read the whole article and determine if you need to make any changes for what is going on in your area. Do this may help you to still bag a big buck even though it happens in a completely different area or way that what you have always used.