fair weather or not? - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > The Lodge
The Lodge Meet other hunters and share hunting stories, tips, and tricks.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2011, 07:28 PM
Predator's Avatar
Predator Predator is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Belvidere, Illinois
Posts: 799
Default fair weather or not?

what weather conditions do you prefer and what do you feel more has contributed to the of success of most of your hunts?

sunny, overcast, rainy, snowing, windy, dry, hot just to name a few. add whatever conditions apply.
__________________
PSE 2006 FIRESTORM LITE #70
PSE 2009 TREESTAND GX #70
PSE 2010 1/2 AXE 6 #60
PSE 2011 EVO #70


The Devils Advocate

Revelation 22:17



Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2011, 07:42 PM
timberghost's Avatar
timberghost timberghost is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: western new york
Posts: 3,886
Default

I like those cold, frosty mornings in which the frost amplifies the footsteps of any animal on the brittle leaves. I also like the snow that covers the ground. That gives great visibility.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2011, 08:31 PM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,570
Default

Archery, misty overcast morning 38-45*; rifle/ml, light snow 2" cold enough to hold the snow.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2011, 10:53 PM
Crawdaddy Crawdaddy is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tijeras, NM
Posts: 189
Default

I've had good luck in every weather condition except very hot or very windy.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-05-2011, 12:26 AM
scribe scribe is offline
B&C 120 Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Southeast
Posts: 294
Default

Clear and cold following a period of rain.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-05-2011, 01:29 AM
bigevil1's Avatar
bigevil1 bigevil1 is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Affton, MO
Posts: 185
Default

overcast slight breeze around 20*
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-05-2011, 07:25 AM
3212 3212 is offline
B&C 120 Class
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Lititz,PA
Posts: 260
Default Hunting conditions

Since deer are more active in low light conditions,an overcast even misty day is good.Also,a couple inches of snow so I can see their tracks,beds and movement patterns.This is how I got my first buck.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-05-2011, 07:58 AM
scribe scribe is offline
B&C 120 Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Southeast
Posts: 294
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3212 View Post
Since deer are more active in low light conditions,an overcast even misty day is good.Also,a couple inches of snow so I can see their tracks,beds and movement patterns.This is how I got my first buck.
Just out of curiosity, what data did you use to determibne deer are more active in low light conditions. Surely you aren't basing that on nocturnal deer movement tendencies, are you?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12-05-2011, 08:03 AM
scribe scribe is offline
B&C 120 Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Southeast
Posts: 294
Default

The number one factor in deer movement is weather. Included in that is temperature and barometric pressure change. Another large factor is food source. It is certainly possible to high movement under almost any condition except blinding rain, snow or fog.

One of the major consideration in deer movement is their ability to detect danger. Therefore they tend to move less under conditions that hamper that. Vision and smell are paramount and to a lesser degree, hearing. On rainey, snowy and windy days, deer tend to move less and for shorter periods of time. It is important to consider where you are hunting and adjust to the most normal conditions there.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 12-05-2011, 09:09 AM
tator's Avatar
tator tator is offline
B&C 180 Class
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North-Central Missouri
Posts: 3,140
Default

1 inch of snow on the ground,, temps in the upper 20's, wind slight at 5mph or less, with cloudy skys and overcast.
__________________
...and on that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my times has come, still my soul will sing Your praise unending, ten thousand years and then forevermore!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7570
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595362
timberghost3886
joel the signman3608
tator3140
gfdeputy22747
delbert1489
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
Deer & big ole boar
turner
Deer & big ole boar
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 AM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8