The big days is almost here and thousands across New York State are dusting off their favorite hunting boots and getting ready to head to the woods for the opening day of the regular deer hunting season. Many of us have been in the deer stand since the opening day of archery back in October. But this Saturday is the best day of the year for many hunters in The Empire State.

Love snow for hunting? Plenty of snow is in the forecast.In fact, as much as three feet of snow is predicted for parts of Western and Central New York before this weekend arrives. Heavy lake snow will pound the region with as much 2 inches per hour!

But how will that affect hunting and opening day? We hunters love snow. But THREE FEET? Truth is, the weather won't stop or delay the big day from coming. I remember being in the woods in a blizzard on opening day. There have been some seasons that we were not able to get the truck in to camp because the snow was so high. The heavy, wet snow may suck to walk in and the deer may not move as far and as often as we would like, but the day goes on and the hunting season will start one half hour before sunrise this weekend. Good luck and be safe!

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