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#5398650 - 11/04/14 11:07 AM Anyone hunting on the rain?
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Registered: 08/26/13
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Took off to hunt today. Been coming down steady since 6am. Started in tree and have moved to rifle to send aomw emails. Hope this sucker shows up...ir It would sprinkle for a hour I think he will.

Anyone had successful hunts in the rain?


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#5398656 - 11/04/14 11:08 AM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Yildiz]
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Good luck. I enjoy hunting in the rain. Can't say I have done that much better than other days, but sure feels like I do up
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#5398662 - 11/04/14 11:10 AM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Yildiz]
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up Last Friday morning I killed a buck with my crossbow in just after it stopped raining. cheers
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#5398697 - 11/04/14 11:20 AM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Yildiz]
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As long as there is no thunder/lightning!!!
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#5398774 - 11/04/14 06:48 PM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Yildiz]
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I also went this morning, rain started about 7am, saw one spike. I knew they would want to get out this evening, even though we have had just at 2" of rain. Went out at 4:45pm and started seeing deer at 5:06. Most deer I have seen in my plot and feeder since Saturday. Had 10 in, small bucks chasing, let one 9 shooter go. The 9 just crosed the food plot at a quick walk.

When the rain got heavier, some of the deer went just in the tree line and went for acorns, but over all the rain didnt seem to bother them at all.
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#5398794 - 11/04/14 06:52 PM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Yildiz]
lodell23 Offline
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Would love to be...got this guy after some drizzle most of the day and when it mostly stopped he stepped out trailing a doe..

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#5398804 - 11/04/14 06:55 PM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Yildiz]
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I went. Missed a hog at about 175 yards. No big deal, that would have been my longest kill. Didn't worry about it. Then missed the biggest buck of my life at about 70 yards. Going to the range Friday. And I'm hoping my scope is way off. The scope ring screws were lose on my primary rifle, so I grabbed my backup that I havnt sighted in in a couple of years. Gunna get them both zeroed and hope he comes back.
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#5398816 - 11/04/14 06:58 PM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Yildiz]
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70 yardseeks333 That's an expensive lesson.. No touch of "buck fever"? grin
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#5398825 - 11/04/14 07:01 PM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Yildiz]
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Was going this afternoon but it's a muddy mess here. 2" so far and still lightly raining. I'll hit it hard in the morning.
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#5398828 - 11/04/14 07:01 PM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Western]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: Western
70 yardseeks333 That's an expensive lesson.. No touch of "buck fever"? grin


Really don't think so. Had a steady rest, good squeeze. But I did have to move quick. He was headed into the brush. He stopped for a second and I shot. But I was shooting for a neck shot aince he was pretty close. I probably would have hit him if I shot him in the shoulder. I was trying to drop him because my feeder is on the property line and I don't know the neighbors.
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#5398855 - 11/04/14 07:09 PM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Yildiz]
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I was out this morning with the wind out of the south and drizzly. Saw a beautiful 9 point, tongue out with upper lip curl and he was moving fast. This evening saw nada.
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#5398861 - 11/04/14 07:10 PM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Yildiz]
Brad Hardt Offline
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Went this afternoon, nada
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#5399066 - 11/04/14 08:01 PM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Originally Posted By: Western
70 yardseeks333 That's an expensive lesson.. No touch of "buck fever"? grin


Really don't think so. Had a steady rest, good squeeze. But I did have to move quick. He was headed into the brush. He stopped for a second and I shot. But I was shooting for a neck shot aince he was pretty close. I probably would have hit him if I shot him in the shoulder. I was trying to drop him because my feeder is on the property line and I don't know the neighbors.


That would put the scope Waay off then. Those line feeders can sure get complicated too! Brrn allot of threads about that here. Hope you figure it out, he will likely be back in no time.
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#5399474 - 11/04/14 10:21 PM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Yildiz]
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I'm going out in the morning. I hope it's not a torrential down pour.

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#5399597 - 11/05/14 12:38 AM Re: Anyone hunting on the rain? [Re: Yildiz]
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Got up a 5 and it was pouring, went back to bed. If it was misting or drizzling different story..
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