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ok today is the LAST day for shotgun here in ohio... i really wanted to go out but the weather today with wind is gona be insainly cold... with the wind its going to get down to -17* and i just dont think im man enought to take on that kind of cold its crazy...

so what do u think is too cold for u?
 

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weel that would depend on you if you cant sit in your stand try to do some stalking so you can move around to keep your blood pumping and remember it's not so much about the kill but getting out in the woods
 

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I REALLY DIDN'T MIND THE COLD SENCE I HAVE HEAT IN MY STAND:whistling:BUT I LIKE IT COLD WHEN I HUNT.SEEMS TO MAKE THE DEER MOVE MORE.BUT NOTHING LIKE HAVING SNOW ON THE GROUND FOR HUNTING.
 

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for me too cold is 19 degrees(I've never really experienced anything less than that)
 

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well im a person that is cold really easy because i have really low iron in my blood so this isnt an issue for alot of people but for me it is a very serious issue.. i do have a heater in my blind but even at that the wind is gona cut through it easily because its high winds out... but i need to decide now if im going out or not
 

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lol, i might go out in the evening and see what happens
 

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correction i just let the dogs outside to go potty and the wind hit me and scratch that idea no way im leaving my warm cozzy bed today is if someone pries me out of it with a 4 foot cheater bar!
 

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all depends on how much the wife is complaining. :crazy: I have cloths to help stay warm. if its a windy day I will set in the ground blind at the bottom of a ridge or atleast over half way down it. most of the time that elimanates most to all the wind. as far as temp I dont know the coldest I've been hunting in but here in Kentucky temp in the teens is about the lowest it gets and thats at night. the only times I can say I've flat out been cold I got wet. snow melting, rain or what ever but I was wet might have just been my hands or my butt from seat pad in stand, but wet to me is misarable.
 

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With the temps that low and wind that high just stay in and be warm. Your face will get wind burned like crazy even if all body parts are covered well your face is usually opened up the most whether you are on stand or stalking. Play it safe and keep the 4ft cheater bar well at bay.
 

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It is too cold when the fun is gone. I hunt very hard in some really bad conditions but if I get miserable and unhappy I'm outta there. I hunt because I love to hunt not because my life depends on it. Have had times when just had to go only to say the heck with it 2 hours later. Was fun for 1.5 hours but the last 1/2 hour was just too much. -17 Deg.--------I'll pass.:crazy:
 

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Gun hhhhhhhhhunting, I'd go out. Bowhunting well I've hunted in -10* not including the wind chill, several years . Once you have to start doing the isometric exercises to go get warm its time to go. Its been so cold you can't pull your bow back. So why be out there?:crybaby:
 

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When I was younger the temps were never an issue, I'd hunt no matter how cold or hot it was, Now I would rather leave and wait for a break in the weather before heading back out again But I still struggle trying to leave the woods even though I know it's best to leave I still struggle in my mind to throw in the towel Especially if it's snowing.
I usually allow it to get to ZERO before giving up.

In this Pic during our ML'er season it was
2 ˚ F, 25 mph winds and blizzard like snow

Think I should have left?


 

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Looks like snow is piling up in your ear. Even if the wind was not blowing you probably could not hear a thing.LOL
 

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looks like snow is piling up in your ear. Even if the wind was not blowing you probably could not hear a thing.lol
i live in the northeast corner of ny and do we have some snow on the ground on top of what was there from the last storm on friday.they are calling for 10-15in.we have around 10in from this storm so far.after all said and done (if) we get the snow they are calling for we will have over 2 ft of snow from the 2 storms.at least it isn't really cold as its been!!we had -16 at 9:00pm yesterday.
 

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Last two days here its been -1 to -8 degrees out with 30 mph winds. 20 to 30 below with wind chill =\ not tha coldest but it was coldddddddddd. We seen alot of nice bucks in the cold weather tho, so it was worth it my uncle killed a nice one.
 

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It is going to be 14 and feel like 0 that is extremely cold for Tenessee I haven't been huntin in 3 weeks, Im dying to go it will probably be the coldest I have ever hunted in. the bucks shoul be on the move
 

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The question is not how much cold you can take but how much wind your type of hunting can take. This depends on whether you are bow, shotgun, handgun or rifle hunting. You really need to be aware of wind drift. If you have gusty winds, I think it is best not to hunt - even if you can take the temps. You deserve it to the animal to hunt under conditions which you can consistantly hit the vitals.
 

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Age has a lot to do with it. Seems like once the magic 50 comes around that cold seems a lot colder and I can't take it as well, even with the newer clothing materials. However, in my 20's,30's,40's you could not keep me from hunting no matter what! Weather didn't matter. Sometimes for duck and goose hunting the worse you get the better the hunting. Late season muzzleloading can give you some pretty cold stuff in the midwest, and if your traveling you don't stay in the motel, camp, you hunt. In the UP of Michigan you might have to deal with 4' of snow and really cold temps. At some point deer have to feed, whether you are in your stand or home thats your choise.
 
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