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#5433052 - 11/20/14 09:12 AM Hunting Duck in the Rain
ChrisJr Offline
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Registered: 10/04/13
Posts: 12
Loc: Princeton, TX
This is my first year duck hunting, so I apologize if this is a dumb question.

The weather forecast is calling for a lot of rain this Saturday. How is duck hunting in the rain? Worse than usual? Better than usual? Doesn't change anything?

Thank you for any help/advice you're willing to share.

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#5433061 - 11/20/14 09:17 AM Re: Hunting Duck in the Rain [Re: ChrisJr]
Gdogg Offline
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Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 4557
Loc: Liberty Hill
Rain will be awesome if it raises the water levels and makes new food sources available. However, I have shot birds in the rain but they typically don't fly nearly as well in heavy rain.

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#5433067 - 11/20/14 09:20 AM Re: Hunting Duck in the Rain [Re: ChrisJr]
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After many seasons and many old timers telling me "This is duck hunting weather" I have come up with my own idea about it. Duck hunting in the rain blows! I don't like it and there is simply no truth in bad weather is better for duck hunting. No truth whatsoever! So I don't do it.
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#5433070 - 11/20/14 09:20 AM Re: Hunting Duck in the Rain [Re: ChrisJr]
cannon88 Offline
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Registered: 01/12/06
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Loc: In the duck blind...
Heavy rain is a waste of time to try and hunt in IMO, light rain seems to be decent enough.
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#5433095 - 11/20/14 09:27 AM Re: Hunting Duck in the Rain [Re: ChrisJr]
beaversnipe Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
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Loc: Terlingua,TX
I love cloudy, cold,windy, low clouds, drizzle to hunt ducks. Light snow and freeIng weather is fun too.
Heavy rain. Nopes.

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#5433941 - 11/20/14 03:47 PM Re: Hunting Duck in the Rain [Re: wal1809]
mohunter Offline
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Registered: 08/05/10
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Loc: Duck Hole, Tx
Originally Posted By: wal1809
After many seasons and many old timers telling me "This is duck hunting weather" I have come up with my own idea about it. Duck hunting in the rain blows! I don't like it and there is simply no truth in bad weather is better for duck hunting. No truth whatsoever! So I don't do it.


I agree with you, give me a cold bluebird day with a little wind and it's game on.
I still hunt the rain though, once it lets up they usually fly pretty good.
Every time I hear the "duck hunting weather" comment I usually shake my head and say yep because it's usually not a hunter saying it.

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#5433966 - 11/20/14 03:56 PM Re: Hunting Duck in the Rain [Re: mohunter]
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Originally Posted By: mohunter
Originally Posted By: wal1809
After many seasons and many old timers telling me "This is duck hunting weather" I have come up with my own idea about it. Duck hunting in the rain blows! I don't like it and there is simply no truth in bad weather is better for duck hunting. No truth whatsoever! So I don't do it.


I agree with you, give me a cold bluebird day with a little wind and it's game on.
I still hunt the rain though, once it lets up they usually fly pretty good.
Every time I hear the "duck hunting weather" comment I usually shake my head and say yep because it's usually not a hunter saying it.


+1

Before my brother started duck hunting with me a lot a few of years ago he used to always say that. Now he gets it.
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#5434034 - 11/20/14 04:31 PM Re: Hunting Duck in the Rain [Re: ChrisJr]
Cody Malone Offline
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Heavy rain = sucks

Mist or light drizzle = deadly

Low ceiling due to clouds = deadly
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#5434107 - 11/20/14 05:16 PM Re: Hunting Duck in the Rain [Re: Cody Malone]
NTX RAIDER Offline
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Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 245
Loc: Frisco, TX
Originally Posted By: Cody Malone
Heavy rain = sucks

Mist or light drizzle = deadly

Low ceiling due to clouds = deadly

That sums it up for me!

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#5434181 - 11/20/14 06:01 PM Re: Hunting Duck in the Rain [Re: ChrisJr]
pprince Offline
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Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 152
I don't like to hunt in the rain but it beats sitting at home.

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#5435100 - 11/21/14 09:21 AM Re: Hunting Duck in the Rain [Re: Cody Malone]
dfwguy Offline
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Registered: 09/22/10
Posts: 478
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Cody Malone
Heavy rain = sucks

Mist or light drizzle = deadly

Low ceiling due to clouds = deadly


+1

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#5435324 - 11/21/14 11:08 AM Re: Hunting Duck in the Rain [Re: dfwguy]
beaversnipe Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 14775
Loc: Terlingua,TX
Originally Posted By: dfwguy
Originally Posted By: Cody Malone
Heavy rain = sucks

Mist or light drizzle = deadly

Low ceiling due to clouds = deadly


+1


Spot on, but add some 15-20 mph wind to it

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