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Old 12-06-2017, 03:39 PM   #1
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Is it worth it?
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:41 PM   #2
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What kind of rain we talking? I hunted my Bday this year 11/8 and it rained all day, nothing heavy but like an inch over the course of the day. As long as you have a decent blind that doesn't leak and a heater it's all good. I shot a pig, passed on a doe and an 8 pt. Watched that doe shake like a dog about every 2 min and then bed down under some cedars about 75ft away from blind.
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:44 PM   #3
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Absolutely
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:46 PM   #4
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If you can drop them in their tracks since you won't have a blood trail.

I choose to duck hunt on rainy days and not risk losing a deer.
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:51 PM   #5
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Was thinking the same thing? The way it looks today , not worth it unless it stops or lightens up
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:52 PM   #6
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I have found hunting is excellent in light rain/drizzle
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:59 PM   #7
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Is it worth it?
It wasn't today
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:00 PM   #8
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I'm hunting in the rain as we speak. I've got 8 bucks and 17 doe eating corn in my senderos and it's been raining all day.
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:01 PM   #9
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Hunting in that drizzle is the best. Can be hard on the body but I have shot a few good bucks during a light drizzle/fog.
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:05 PM   #10
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Hunting in that drizzle is the best. Can be hard on the body but I have shot a few good bucks during a light drizzle/fog.
This!
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:11 PM   #11
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I love to hunt in the rain. I have seen tons of deer and shot a few in the rain. More of a deal to you than them.
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:14 PM   #12
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couple seasons ago i decided not to go hunting because it was raining. This guy showed up that morning and it was the last time he was ever seen on our place. I still kick myself for passing just because of some rain.
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:27 PM   #13
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If it is raining heavy - especially if has has been raining for hours - I stay at camp and watch the radar. When it looks like the rain is going to stop in the next 30-60 minutes I will hustle out to a blind. You will often see lots of movement right after the rain quits.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:34 PM   #14
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If it is raining heavy - especially if has has been raining for hours - I stay at camp and watch the radar. When it looks like the rain is going to stop in the next 30-60 minutes I will hustle out to a blind. You will often see lots of movement right after the rain quits.
This. Or light rain, not a down pour
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:39 PM   #15
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If you can stay dry and warm, it can be some of the best hunting. And if you have pigs they pretty much always move in rain.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:20 PM   #16
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My favorite time to hunt is during a steady drizzle while a cold front is blowing in. I hunted this morning and had 10 doe come in, no bucks.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:26 PM   #17
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Sit inside and watch/listen to it rain or sit in the stand? I'm in the stand during light rains/drizzles. Second there is a pause the woods come to life with animals trying to warm up.

Take a whiskey drink and hang out!
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:28 PM   #18
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It is my absolute favorite time to hunt especially if it’s below 40!
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:31 PM   #19
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Sit inside and watch/listen to it rain or sit in the stand? I'm in the stand during light rains/drizzles. Second there is a pause the woods come to life with animals trying to warm up.

Take a whiskey drink and hang out!

watch it now! You must not have read the alcoholic thread!!
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:32 PM   #20
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My absolute favorite is cold and rainy
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:47 PM   #21
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watch it now! You must not have read the alcoholic thread!!
I read drinking was bad for you.. So I quit reading
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:00 PM   #22
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That's my favorite time to hunt
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:03 PM   #23
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The best hunts are in the cold rain with a propane heater running

Wish I could have sat this morning
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:05 PM   #24
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I enjoy hunting in a light rain when its cold outside, feels like hunting weather to me. I have taken some good animals on days like that.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:08 PM   #25
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I read drinking was bad for you.. So I quit reading
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:21 PM   #26
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Yes, my favorite time to be in a box blind
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:36 PM   #27
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Nah. I'm not that mad at them anymore. I'd rather sit at camp and enjoy a nap, adult beverage and TBH!
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:54 PM   #28
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I enjoy hunting in a light rain when its cold outside, feels like hunting weather to me. I have taken some good animals on days like that.


Same here. My favorite weather. The colder the better.


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Old 12-06-2017, 11:02 PM   #29
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I love hunting anything from a drizzle to a light rain and cold. Seems like those are always the times I see the better bucks. They like it nasty.
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:07 PM   #30
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Yes, you've got to be out there to have success.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:52 AM   #31
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All you kill on the couch is time. And an occasional beer. My FIL used the phrase: You don't ever catch a rabbit with the dogs tied up.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:25 AM   #32
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At my ranch in Kerr County the deer donít move a lot during the rain but when is stops they start cruising.


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Old 12-07-2017, 07:24 AM   #33
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We have been hunting the rain the last two days in Kenny co. Has not seemed to slow the deer down. Propane heater has been a must. Pic below as I type This!

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Old 12-07-2017, 09:35 AM   #34
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3 days of biblical rains on public land. Saw deer every day. This one swam a lake chasing doe
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:56 AM   #35
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Hunting can be great. Tracking, gutting, skinning etc. Not so much. Just look at all the posts above that say "I saw a ton of deer..." But passed on shooting.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:56 AM   #36
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Same here!
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:58 AM   #37
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Success this am in Kerrville. Free range axis down. Small buck I let pass in 5 sits. Snowing at ranch in Harper when I woke up. Must have got an inch of snow. But...only Axis came to feeder. No whitetail.
Good luck y'all
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:05 AM   #38
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two of the three biggest deer I've killed have been in the rain
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:08 AM   #39
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Lots of deer have been killed in a light rain
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:42 PM   #40
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Saw 4 different deer yesterday. Drank some buds. Was a good time. Gonna start on some summer sausage today. Planning to do the cold hunt in the morning
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