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Old 12-08-2017, 02:21 PM   #151
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-10F on the west slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico. Our boots froze to the ground over night. Knee deep snow, too. That was a rough hunt.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:32 PM   #152
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9 degrees with a -12 windchill in Missouri. Lasted about 3 hours and was done.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:35 PM   #153
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Been to Alberta and Saskatchewan several times chasing deer. It's always been cold, -25 is common. When it's 0 the locals call it a heat wave. I remember one time I was dressed heavily and looked like a giant Michelin man and fell down and a &%$#@ time getting back up on my feet.

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Old 12-08-2017, 02:56 PM   #154
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Been to Alberta and Saskatchewan several times chasing deer. It's always been cold, -25 is common. When it's 0 the locals call it a heat wave. I remember one time I was dressed heavily and looked like a giant Michelin man and fell down and a &%$#@ time getting back up on my feet.

Haha, that's rough.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:57 PM   #155
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I hunted duck hunted this am and it was mid twenties. Trial run for next weeks weather. I'm gonna need more layers.
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:49 PM   #156
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-33 windchill, -10 actual temp. Lots of times at 0
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:54 PM   #157
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8 with the wind chill about -3
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:59 PM   #158
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4 degrees pheasant hunting froze the diesel in the lines on the truck. One miserable day and sleeting
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Old 12-08-2017, 04:24 PM   #159
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Quail hunted in the Panhandle when it was 15, with a 20-25 mph wind. Recollect that it wasn't too terrible, only because we were moving constantly and I wore a good hat. That wide-brimmed Stetson seemed to really help break the wind and keep ears warm even though they were exposed.

Duck hunted on Lake Tawakoni in north Texas one time when we had to break ice to set up the decoys. Guess it was in the teens. Wasn't too bad, since we were in a blind and mostly out of the wind, but just sitting there between retrieves got cool pretty quick.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:48 PM   #160
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7 degrees Kansas. Wind blowing 20-25 2ft fresh snow walked 350 yds to a **** tripod spent 2 hours up their had to get down and junior looked like a starter button on a ford tractor. Oh yea no deer
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:17 PM   #161
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Idaho, mountain lion hunting -15 one morning....
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:29 PM   #162
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7 deg and I wasnt hunting. Guiding a kid on a deer hunt...
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:16 PM   #163
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8 degrees in Tilden, back in the late 70s. Was absolutely miserable. Hunted in temps in the teens and 20s many times back in the 80s and 90s and a few times since.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:17 PM   #164
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-10 F (-20 windchill)
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:28 AM   #165
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Mid teens in north Texas about 7-9 years ago. I had a heater in my blind, but my spit bottle still froze. My brother shot a bobcat, by the time I got to him to pick him up and find the cat, all the blood was frozen and looked like a cherry popsicle on top of the grass. It was miserable
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:42 AM   #166
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Was 23 here this morning

Broke out the boot blankets and wind shear Berber fleece
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:39 PM   #167
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Yesterday it was 14 but that's not too bad. I was hunting duck and pheasant in Kansas at -7 with a 15 MPH wind. We did not last too long before we gave up and went to the house.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:50 PM   #168
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10 degrees with 20mph winds in northern Nebraska. Sitting in bar ditch with back to a wire fence using a shooting stick. With help from my bud Clay Beck and Brock Bearshield, guide I nailed this bruiser who was locked down with a hot doe.
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Old 12-10-2017, 07:38 AM   #169
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30-35 years ago in Coleman, TX. Weather report said it was -2* in Abilene and +1* in San Angelo. So I figure we were right around zero. I was hunting in a 8x8 ground blind with no floor. I put the chair in the middle, closed the windows and walked around in circles for half hour before daylight trying to stay warm. At 55 yrs old now, Id never leave the camp house with those temps. Heck, Id never leave the house. Lol


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Old 12-10-2017, 07:26 PM   #170
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Temp -8 windchill -36 in N. D. first and last time. I have never been that cold.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:59 AM   #171
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Central Texas deer do not move much when it is below freezing. There are studies proving this. A cold front doe not "get em up and movin" in much of Texas.
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:10 AM   #172
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Central Texas deer do not move much when it is below freezing. There are studies proving this. A cold front doe not "get em up and movin" in much of Texas.

My daily Covert pics seems to argue the fact that a cold front does not get them up and moving. (not referring to below freezing always but a cold front in general). We are on the NW corner of the hill country and SE corner of West Texas.

They at least move to my feeders in better numbers. Maybe because its an easy food source so they can go back and bed down but they do get up. My target buck this year always showed up on the morning after a cold front hit and was killed on the afternoon after a front hit at 10 am.
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:30 AM   #173
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-10 in Nebraska. The warmest it got in 5 days was 10. Those morning hunts were BRUTAL. First thing I did when I got home was research the best cold weather clothing I could find and buy it!
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:38 AM   #174
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Probably 28 degrees with a wind chill of 20.
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