In the Great Plains, however, variable weather patterns have hunters reporting a mixed bag of deer behavior, according to David Draper. Some guys are still seeing pods of bachelored-up bucks, while others are watching bucks badger does. This is a common phenomenon as we approach the onset of breeding season, especially when the weather is acting funky. Local temperature, wind, and precipitation all influence just how much deer activity we get to witness. As I've noted before, it's critical to pay attention to forecasts and plan your hunting efforts accordingly if possible. Hunters in the Plains should see some stellar action when these systems settle down and cool, high-pressure conditions prevail.