copyright the Chronicle November 12, 2014
by Paul Lefebvre
Between sunrise on Saturday, opening day of rifle season on deer, and closing day at sunset on November 30, hunters will lose roughly 30 minutes of hunting time.
That’s because they can hunt deer from 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset during the 16-day season.
But sunrise on November 15 comes at 6:45, or 19 minutes earlier than it does on Sunday, November 30 — the last day in the season.
A comparable loss in time occurs at sunset. On Saturday the sun will set at 4:21 compared to 4:10 on the last day of month. Added together and that’s a loss of 30 minutes in real time.
Will it make any difference in hunters’ success rate? Probably not.