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Old 12-07-2017, 11:23 AM   #51
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Did an all day sit in Nebraska where the temp heading to the stand was 12 degrees and the high was 17 degrees. I hated it! I did a late season spot and stalk hunt for muleys in Colorado and the temps first thing in morning were -2 to -3.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:23 AM   #52
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-5 in the canyons of the Panhandle. I was unzipping my coat to let some heat out after climbing around in the canyons. Thankfully, there wasn't much wind that day. When I'd sit and glass, I'd definitely keep everything bundled up.

The next day (same temps with 20mph north wind) I was out hunting coyotes. Shot one and went about 100 yards from the truck to retrieve it. I figured it wouldn't take long, so I didn't put my gloves on. MISTAKE! I couldn't feel my hands when I got back in the truck. I drove about 10 miles back into town with the coyote in the back of my truck. When I got to town, he was frozen solid and stuck to the truck bed (he bled a little before he froze).

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:25 AM   #53
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Ive broke ice and put blue food coloring on ice to hunt ducks. It wasn't horrible as we had a diesel heater on both sides of blind once we got the spread out. Illinois
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:30 AM   #54
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-2 on a late cow hunt in Nevada.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:39 AM   #55
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-3 in the Texas Panhandle.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:40 AM   #56
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17 degrees with solid ice on ground
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:45 AM   #57
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12 degrees in Van Horn. That was out of the wind. No clue what the windchill was.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:47 AM   #58
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20* outside Camp Wood. Brought a thin plastic water bottle to the stand and it froze almost solid. Halfway back to camp, we had to stop and build a fire to warm up.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:49 AM   #59
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17* with ~15mph north wind (unknown wind chill) and spitting sleet/freezing rain while duck hunting at Cooper lake. Had to use the boat to break 2" of ice to set decoys. Run the boat up on the ice sheet and jump up and down in the boat to get the ice to break. Slide the large chunks of ice under the existing unbroken ice. Standing in mid-thigh water to hunt, had to walk a lap every once in a while in the decoy spread to break ice to give the ducks a place to land. The dog stands were frozen solid against the trees, ice had covered the chain so thick you could barely wrap your hand around it... We had to leave them there until the next weekend. The dogs were completely covered in ice. That thermos of coffee and bottle of Canadian Mist didn't last too long that day! One of the dogs bolted off her dog stand for no reason... She swam straight to the boat, climbed in amongst the camo netting and burlap, got on top of my big dry box and took a dump We didn't realize it until we got back to the boat. Yes, it was frozen to the dry box lol. With the help of a stick, it was removed in one swift strike. When we were finished hunting, had to use the butt stocks of our gun to break the ice from around the boat because it had frozen in place. One of the most memorable duck hunts I've ever been on. We slaughtered the ducks, straight greenheads with greyduck kickers for all 4 of us
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:53 AM   #60
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Dumbest cold weather hunt I've done was 28* with a 20mph wind and freezing rain. Gun was frozen to the tripod I was sitting in when the best buck I've killed to date came in. Luckily he didn't hear the clank when I popped it free.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:59 AM   #61
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7 degrees in a tripod in Hill County back in the 80's.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:03 PM   #62
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My thermometer in my pop up blind showed 5 one morning when my then 6 or 7 year old son and I climbed in. This was in the panhandle.

Also before we knew about the greatness of Mr Buddy heaters.


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Old 12-07-2017, 12:10 PM   #63
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Was 1 when we got in the truck wind chill was -10, that's cold for bow hunting. Even the deer were smart enough to stay in bed. Hung a stand at 3:00 AM that morning and it was 19 with a 20mph wind, was cold in that tree with jeans and a hoodie!
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:12 PM   #64
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7 below for me on an IA Bowhunt. My hunting buddy takes the cake with a 25 below muzzleloader hunt in IA the next year.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:14 PM   #65
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-20 in a late season bow muley hunt in NM.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:14 PM   #66
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16 below zero, I was so cold I built a fire and started one of my boots on fire. It was ok cuz my foot was still in it
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:14 PM   #67
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Go every couple of years to northern Minnesota for late season deer and we normally call it off at -25 without wind chill. Draw and shoot your bow at -19 and listen to how much noise it makes
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:15 PM   #68
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8 degrees on side of a hill in a tripod with about a 15mph north wind in my face and I had to break ice out of the seat to get in. Took me about an hour to realize that was dumb and to go back home. It was one of those mornings it got so cold over night even the deer weren't moving. That was in Menard, Tx about 16 years ago.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:21 PM   #69
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-17 in 22" snow in Indiana.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:23 PM   #70
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Not as bad as some.

19 in The Hill country

Nothing crazy
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:24 PM   #71
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8* in Kansas.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:25 PM   #72
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Below zero several times over the years in PA and Ohio. I absolutely hate the cold anymore though and o my best to fill my tags as early as possible.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:25 PM   #73
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7 degrees while hunting in Kentucky.... Miserable
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:28 PM   #74
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Headed to Rocksprings tonight...might break a record in the morning...haha...not to funny...
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:33 PM   #75
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-8 calling coyotes a half mile behind my house.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:35 PM   #76
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4 degrees in Missouri. Buddy and I thought it was a good idea to do a December bow hunt. It was not a good idea at all.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:37 PM   #77
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5 degrees mule deer hunting in Pyote Texas. Cell phone battery didn't last but a few minutes
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:38 PM   #78
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-4 in ohio. snot was freezing on my mustache before I could get them licked off
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:38 PM   #79
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0 degrees opening morning in Kansas about 7 years ago. No wind that day made a huge difference.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:39 PM   #80
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-25 (with wind chill) November North Dakota
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:40 PM   #81
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-20 or so. North Dakota! Crazy cold. Battery powered heated jacket and all kinds of warming packs.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:41 PM   #82
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-25 (with wind chill) November North Dakota
Been there and done that! but never again! I just decided that I don't care that much.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:42 PM   #83
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I spent 25 years in ND. Bow hunted below zero. I fished last year the first week in Jan up there and it was -35 air temp with -50 windchills.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:43 PM   #84
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Llano county in a tower blind. 16 degrees.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:46 PM   #85
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Duck hunt in Stuttgart, AR in single digits, not including wind chill; I'm cold just thinking about it. Hunted plenty of cold mornings in the TX panhandle that were probably just as cold but the Arkansas hunt has always stood out in my mind as being the "most cold I've ever been".
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:54 PM   #86
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:28 PM   #87
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Single digits in brown county several years back
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:34 PM   #88
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19* Still as could be. It was allsome!
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:36 PM   #89
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:48 PM   #90
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*0 In Fredericksburg
* 10 on the Katy prairie goose hunt with butch Wagner (coffee spilled in my gun and froze it solid)
* 17-20 for 6 days with no electricity or water Webb county
* 6 in sterling city snowed I -10 shutdown and we drove in 4x4 from San Angelo to kerrville (my longest 4x4 adventure)

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Old 12-07-2017, 02:02 PM   #91
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Six degrees in Iowa. Had an ice storm then snow on top. It was miserable even though I thought I was prepared. Had so many layers on I could hardly move !

On a duck hunt in my teens we had to break ice in the coves of Lake Palestine with the boat. Don't know how cold it was, and didn't care. Young and tough. Too bad to work, but not too bad to duck hunt !
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:07 PM   #92
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*0 In Fredericksburg
* 10 on the Katy prairie goose hunt with butch Wagner (coffee spilled in my gun and froze it solid)
* 17-20 for 6 days with no electricity or water Webb county
* 6 in sterling city snowed I -10 shutdown and we drove in 4x4 from San Angelo to kerrville (my longest 4x4 adventure)
When was this?
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:19 PM   #93
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-4 in Kentucky with about 4” of snow. Brrrrr
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:21 PM   #94
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18 deg. Jack Co about 15-20 years ago. Don't think I would do it now. Camped in the bed of my truck with a tarp over the top. Had a good bag and it made it real hard to get out of it and get dressed for the hunt.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:29 PM   #95
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:31 PM   #96
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17* with ~15mph north wind (unknown wind chill) and spitting sleet/freezing rain while duck hunting at Cooper lake. Had to use the boat to break 2" of ice to set decoys. Run the boat up on the ice sheet and jump up and down in the boat to get the ice to break. Slide the large chunks of ice under the existing unbroken ice. Standing in mid-thigh water to hunt, had to walk a lap every once in a while in the decoy spread to break ice to give the ducks a place to land. The dog stands were frozen solid against the trees, ice had covered the chain so thick you could barely wrap your hand around it... We had to leave them there until the next weekend. The dogs were completely covered in ice. That thermos of coffee and bottle of Canadian Mist didn't last too long that day! One of the dogs bolted off her dog stand for no reason... She swam straight to the boat, climbed in amongst the camo netting and burlap, got on top of my big dry box and took a dump We didn't realize it until we got back to the boat. Yes, it was frozen to the dry box lol. With the help of a stick, it was removed in one swift strike. When we were finished hunting, had to use the butt stocks of our gun to break the ice from around the boat because it had frozen in place. One of the most memorable duck hunts I've ever been on. We slaughtered the ducks, straight greenheads with greyduck kickers for all 4 of us
That's awesome!
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:32 PM   #97
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10 2 full day sits and tent camping
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:33 PM   #98
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I aint that mad at them anymore.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:40 PM   #99
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8* in Webb County - Dec. 22-23, 1989
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:45 PM   #100
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-18 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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