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Old 11-27-2016, 09:26 AM   #1
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I've been hunting in Bracketville for the past week and it seems on days that it is cloudy, the deer move more. Is it because of the overcast or is it just a coincidence?


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Old 11-27-2016, 09:30 AM   #2
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I think they move more when it's overcast. Maybe because it's typically a little cooler when it's cloudy? Just my .02
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:31 AM   #3
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I see more deer from the blind when it's overcast as well
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:40 AM   #4
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Overcast here and Ive not seen jack. Also 20 mph wind.
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:41 AM   #5
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Same here. Especially this time of the year with the rut and all.
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:48 AM   #6
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Heard 1 gun shot at 7:15. Nothing else.
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:49 AM   #7
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I tend to see more deer when it's overcast.
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:00 AM   #8
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That's definitely been my observation with rattling. If it's sunny, responses drop way off shortly after sunrise, but on overcast days, you can get responses all day. Same true for calling coyotes.
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:04 AM   #9
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Overcast here and Ive not seen jack. Also 20 mph wind.
Wind is howling at 20 in Brady. Only saw a yearly buck nothing else. Trying to decide to stay in or head back to camp. Wind is supposed to get worse


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Old 11-27-2016, 10:09 AM   #10
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Wind is howling at 20 in Brady. Only saw a yearly buck nothing else. Trying to decide to stay in or head back to camp. Wind is supposed to get worse


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Old 11-27-2016, 10:12 AM   #11
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Windy is no bueno in my experiences. I think deer don't like it cause it takes away from sight, smell and hearing. If you can be in stand when the wind drops down it's a good time.
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:20 AM   #12
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Typically, yes but not today. Seen a 12" wide 8 point about 15 minutes ago. That's it.

First morning in a month where I haven't seen a doe. I've usually had at least 4 come through by now. Last week I've had 10+ almost every morning.

Might be too windy. I don't know though.


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Old 11-27-2016, 10:26 AM   #13
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Killed my personal best when i was 17 in south alabama with the winds beating around 20+
I was in a climber about 30 ft up a pine tree on a fence line bordering a field and clear cut. Came in from down wind to within 20 yards from me. Was using my lil bro's 7mm 08... Ever since then I have been a fan of the high wind. Especially if its a cross wind
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:04 AM   #14
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I think it has more to do with visibility the night before. If it was overcast the night before you hunt, they tend to move more during the day. I have walked to my stand on a clear morning with no moon, just star light, and never needed a flashlight. Almost a sure thing that I will see nothing that morning, but I do not read into it too much. There's a lot of factors that make deer move. Honestly, you just need to put in as much time in the stand as you can. Weather, moon, rut, food, and other things matter, but at the end of the day, it is being in the right place at the right time.
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:43 AM   #15
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Always have better luck on nasty cold overcast days.
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:44 AM   #16
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I tend to see more deer when it's overcast.
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Old 11-27-2016, 12:46 PM   #17
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Love it when it's overcast. I feel like there is more action but no statistics to back it up.
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Old 11-27-2016, 01:00 PM   #18
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This time of year if it's overcast there's a good chance a front is moving in or settling in. It's seems I always see more movement with a front.


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Old 11-27-2016, 01:13 PM   #19
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Just like fishing. Overcast days are always better
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Old 11-27-2016, 02:00 PM   #20
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It did not yesterday afternoon or this morning!!!!

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Old 11-27-2016, 02:01 PM   #21
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I dunno.. a cold brisk sunny morning seems to be the best days
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Old 11-27-2016, 03:21 PM   #22
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I don't know about overcast but I think the fog sure does seem to make them get up and move around more. I always think I see more deer when it's foggy out.

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Old 11-27-2016, 05:25 PM   #23
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I read somewhere that they tend to move more when the barometric pressure is rising, and less when it's falling. But who knows!
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:33 PM   #24
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I've also read about increased activity before big changes in barometric pressure. That said, I suspect there is still activity wind vs. no-wind, overcast vs. clear, it's just animal's pattern is slightly changed (thrown off by having sub-optimal senses in those conditions).
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:46 PM   #25
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I like crystal clear skies generally. I like light moisture/cloudy conditions during rutting periods.
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