While I need moisture in my line of work in order to make a living, too much prevents us from getting to work. Last month, my county had more than twice the annual average in precipitation. Why am I posting this in the general deer hunting section? I will tell you. I was reading through an old magazine and read an article today. It was in regards to moisture during antler growing periods and throughout the growing season. Historically, in years of drought, there were fewer B&C bucks submitted. The classes of B&C deer in the 180-189 range were reduced. The 190-199 and 200-209 were pretty much non-existent. While I am not worried about 200" deer around my area, I am worried about the 125-150" deer. They aren't around every corner, but they are out there. I know there are a few larger, but the majority of "good deer" in my county would probably be classified as 125-150". I have a few "good deer" which I know made it through the season on various properties I hunt. Let's hope the moisture continues through the antler growing season. Let's hope some of those deer which might have been borderline 140 or 150" get the push they need this year to take it to the next level. Let's hope this year's fawns are given the optimal nutrition they need to make it through the first year. While it slows down my productivity and income to a point, I won't complain about the effects of the April showers on our local wildlife! Have a great season guys! Hopefully my talk of antler growth and newborn fawns will motivate you a little or at least give us something to chat about in the slow-season. I say slow because to me, there is no such thing as an "off-season"!