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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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wether conditions

and how they afect deer activity and movment. we all know that a still quiet cold moring is the best wether we could ask for as hunters. but how do other conditions afect deer? for example rain. are they more likely to stay bedded down if it is sprinkeling, how about a steady rain, or if its pooring? wind: are they more or less likely to be moving around with a slite brezz, how about ano a day with strong wind gust? how should we as hunters atempt to fill our tags on days with some of these wether conditions? when is it best to just stay home. i know i dont want to hunt on a day that is 20 degrees pooring and windy as hell.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 06:03 PM
 
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Personally I have seen Deer moving in every weather condition possible, the only thing I can say about weather and deer is, I think High winds and Heavy rains are the 2 conditions that should keep you indoors and not worry about missing anything in the woods.

Whether it's light to medium rain, light snow falling or Blizzard like conditions, 90 degree or 20 below 0, I think anytime is a good time to hunt unless there's High wind or Heavy Rains.

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the thing that inspired this post was, today it was verry windy so i figured stand hunting would be pointless so i did some still hunting in hopes to find one that way.
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Well you did what i would do. If you're going to hunt in high winds the best thing to do is walk very slowly and keep the wind in your face, I take 3 or 4 slow steps and scan the woods I don't move further until I know it's safe to move, then another 3 or 4 steps and scan again and I keep repeating that until I can spot Deer. I think that may be my best bet to seeing deer in high winds.

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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 06:34 PM
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i've seen good deer movment in heavy winds, this may not be normal but i've seen it. heavy rain on the other hand, not so much. maybe because i don't go out in it with one exception. I'll watch the radar and if the rain looks to be breaking real soon, i will get to stand, near food, and bare it. deer, most all animals, will feed heavy prior to bad weather and just as it breaks up.
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I think that windy conditions and heavy rain deter the deer movement. I don't venture out looking for deer much during the windy days because I almost got blasted in the head by a huge falling branch one time.
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man i gota like tonights forcast. we have only had a few nights drop blow the freezing point, and just barley. tonight its gona get down to 24 degrees, have only 2% sky cover and a 1 mph breez. id be a fool not to go out tomorow morning.
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id be a fool not to go out tomorow morning.
I Totally Agree... Good Luck to you..

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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-07-2009, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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just got back from my am hunt. no such luck. the only thing i saw was squirels. i dont know wats going on. this place looked real prommising.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-07-2009, 07:24 AM
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I had a deer go by at 30 yards at 10 mins of 6 this morning and just walk on by not scared or nothing, just to early for shots. had i been much later than i was i would have booted this deer. right now things are golden. this is the new stand i set yesterday mainly for this evening. right where the pics of that fat fatty were taken. honey do list now but i'll be in the tree by 2:30. 3:00 or 3:30 is suppose to be peak movement today.
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