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Old 12-07-2017, 10:29 AM   #1
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Default What's the coldest weather you've hunted in?

I'm heading to Kansas next week and checked this weather this morning and it was a bit cool at 9 degrees so thought I'd ask the question. I've hunted in the teens before but haven't been in the single digits. The KUIU and Redhead gear will be put to the test.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:31 AM   #2
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17 in west Texas is the coldest I have hunted in.


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Old 12-07-2017, 10:32 AM   #3
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15* in Kansas and man was it cold. Good Luck!
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:34 AM   #4
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3░ in Colorado...
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:35 AM   #5
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Minus 14 in Pennsylvania. So cold the sap in the trees was freezing causing trees to pop
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:35 AM   #6
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-5 in New Mexico on a late season cow elk hunt.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:35 AM   #7
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12 degrees breaking ice on a duck pond.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:36 AM   #8
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12 degrees in New Mexico. Was so cold when you shined your flashlight around you could see ice crystals floating. I guess the humidity in the air had frozen. We were hunting water holes. Had to bust out the ice about 6-8" thick so the deer could drink.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:36 AM   #9
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-12 in Ohio and Kentucky
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:39 AM   #10
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-4 not including the wind chill

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Old 12-07-2017, 10:39 AM   #11
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Below zero in Canada in late November.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:40 AM   #12
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8 or 9

Aluminum bow grip is painful at those temps.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:40 AM   #13
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8 deg on a hunt at "H" a few years back during the icemegedon event. Duck hunted one morning said it was 4 deg.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:40 AM   #14
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-15 I think. To the best of my memory. Maybe colder with wind chill.

When it gets down below 32 degrees and that wind is blowing it pretty much all feels the same to me.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:42 AM   #15
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17 degrees in an unheated or insulated blind in Ranger, thank god I had my coveralls.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:42 AM   #16
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Spent 5 days out by Possum Kingdom and the highest temp we saw was 10.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:46 AM   #17
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A few years ago we had two STRONG cold fronts blow in within two days of each other. Temperature was a few degrees below 0. It froze the snow mix solid as a rock. Man that was a cold day. Did end up getting a couple hungry coyotes.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:46 AM   #18
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I did a lot of cold weather duck and goose hunting out west. The coldest I remember was -10 and we were camping in NW Nevada. Had to walk about 100 yards out on the ice before we could break through to set up decoys. It was one of the best duck and goose hunts I've had and I've had a lot great hunts.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:47 AM   #19
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15 degrees. But at least it was a dry cold


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Old 12-07-2017, 10:47 AM   #20
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One year is got down to 4 in Clarksville, with a 15 MPH wind. Deer would have to move......wrong. Nearly froze to death and didn't see a single thing.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:48 AM   #21
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Zero-10 degrees in Arkansas one year. I would hunt for about 2 hours then go turn the heater on in the truck and warm up, then back in the tree stand. Saw a ton of deer come to the feeder.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:49 AM   #22
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During the one good cold snap we had last year it was 14 degrees when I got to the blind that morning. It was the first time I used my just-purchased Buddy Heater - dang sure worth the money!
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:50 AM   #23
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11 duck hunting.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:51 AM   #24
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One year out in San Angelo it was single digits 8 or 9 I believe. Stalked up to a feeder and whacked a doe.


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Old 12-07-2017, 10:53 AM   #25
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Colorado near 0 sitting in 20" of snow.
Ice forming in my tent while I slept from my breath hitting the canvas
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:53 AM   #26
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My son and I hunted in 15*F weather with single digit wind chills last year. However, Buddy Heater kept us warm.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:55 AM   #27
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Around 9 degrees in Kimble County....did not see a thing.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:58 AM   #28
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I believe it was 26* in late December in Karnes County. I wussed our and rifle hunted that morning since I could have a small heater. That was a good idea right up until I realized I forgot the heater. I remember breathing onto my mitts to get them to warm up and ice formed on them within a couple minutes. There were icecicles on all the trees and the deer I killed had a layer of frost on her.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:58 AM   #29
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-7F while in Alberta, Canada on a late november whitetail hunt
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:58 AM   #30
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19, but with a strong north wind. It was pretty **** cold
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:00 AM   #31
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single digits up in the panhandle.... all I know is when you rattle in a buck and are keeping your back tension release in your hand warmer pocket thing to keep it warm; dont drop it getting out to attach to your string for the shot. Otherwise, the buck comes in for 5 minutes at 10 yds and there is nothing you can do about it. You can look the 15 ft down to the ground where you release fell to, you can look at the buck and think, "I could probably shoot with my fingers!" But in the end, you watch him walk off and feel like a goof
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:01 AM   #32
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sub zero, duck hunting in NW New Mexico
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:03 AM   #33
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15 degrees
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:05 AM   #34
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15 felt like 4 in the paloduro canyon a few years back when we had that big ice/snow storm come through TX
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:07 AM   #35
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0 degrees in NY Catskills. Box blind with a heater. The Badlands convection bibs and jacket kept me toasty.
Wear good base layer, like under armor cold gear.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:07 AM   #36
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19 degrees
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:08 AM   #37
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10 in CO in a tree stand. FYI - Kuiu is made more to be active not sit still. Double check what youre bringing to make sure you can last.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:08 AM   #38
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Single digits with wet snow...in Colorado....on foot...wet feet are cold feet....went to town after 2 pairs of boots and bought insulated rubber packs...much better than wet leather..
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:10 AM   #39
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4 days (morning & evening hunts) in the teens w/the last day being 1*, in Minnesota this deer season about 105 miles south of Canada. It snowed every day. Most of the time was in a lean-to tree stand w/no real walls or heater. It kinda sucked.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:11 AM   #40
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13 Archer County


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Old 12-07-2017, 11:11 AM   #41
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About 15 degrees in Kentucky one morning hunt, I saw a young six point buck that morning and about 50 Eastern Turkey's...had a Buddy Heater that helped!
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:12 AM   #42
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:14 AM   #43
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-17 degrees
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:16 AM   #44
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-6, Late Season NM Mule Deer Archery Hunt
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:18 AM   #45
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I did an all day sit in Iowa, in a treestand, from 11 degrees in the morning and got up to a blustery 18 for a high. Almost 12 hours. That was a LONG day.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:19 AM   #46
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- 5 wind chill I think was -20 Ohio Valley! Had to hold your hand over your mouth and breath to melt the ice cicles!
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:20 AM   #47
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17 degrees in 1977. Rock Springs area.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:21 AM   #48
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-26 in North East Montana for duck hunting.
Snot will freeze before you can wipe it off and my 870 firing pine froze inside the bolt.
Its cold enough for the edges of the river to freeze.

Also hunt every year in northern Minnesota in a tree stand in temps in the single digits or low teens. Its all about having the right clothing and gear. I love hunting hunting up north.

The coldest I've ever been was in a tree in east Texas improperly dressed for 45 degree weather.

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:22 AM   #49
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My coldest day fluctuated between 6 and 16 degrees in Plains Kansas on a Pheasant hunt. We had to literally kick the birds out of the rows and snow drifts to get a shot on them. Lost count of how many birds the dogs just grabbed because they refused to fly off.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:22 AM   #50
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Sat on a stand one November Kansas morning back in 2014.

1 deg!!!
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