A New Year look into the woods
The first few days of January and 2014 are an obvious focus time for Northumberland County deer hunters. (The current 2013-14 deer firearms season for all Northern Neck Counties ends at one half hour after sundown this Saturday, January 4.) Hunters, hounds and deer will be covering lots of territory these next few days, either in pursuit or among the pursued and sought after. Stand hunters will have figured on their best late season locales, deep in swampy bottoms or stands of young timber and successional growth. For some, the edge of a small clearing that only deer and other wildlife can get to without drawing blood or a trip and a tangle will be their choice location.
-To read the full column, pick up a copy of the January 1 issue of the Northumberland Echo!