Hard rains make it hard to hunt. But a light rain can be very productive. One thing for sure if your not in the woods you won't kill a deer. Stand hunt or still hunt I don't think it will matter. wmi is right about the umbrella it will make a difference in how long you can stay out there.it seems like its always raining on the hunting trip i go on each year, and i dont see much action. Whats the best way to hunt when its a steady heavy rain?