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#5483102 - 12/17/14 09:13 AM Hunting with 100% chance of rain??
Carlos B Offline
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Registered: 11/07/14
Posts: 61
Ok, so I was planning on going hunting this Thursday afternoon thru Friday. Houston has 80% chance of rain on Thursday and 100% chance on Friday confused2 .

Is this a good idea? scratch

On one hand, rain helps to minimize my odor and I’m sure those hogs love wet and stinky corn-I have a special recipe I found online- and may be more active…maybe? walking

On the other hand, there is no way to know if I will in fact get heavy or any rain on or near my hunting spot. bs

Also, how the heck do I get a clear shot or if I get one or a couple, what about field dressing them with the rain? hanged I won’t have a place to do it out of the rain.

Decisions, decisions….

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#5483139 - 12/17/14 09:28 AM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Carlos B]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25963
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Hunt the pastures. They will be looking to root up new ground that's softened up from the rain.
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#5483206 - 12/17/14 09:49 AM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Carlos B]
Harley7892 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/14
Posts: 174
Loc: Denton
That's what they make rain gear for. FREE bath night also.

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#5483309 - 12/17/14 10:19 AM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Harley7892]
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Originally Posted By: Harley7892
That's what they make rain gear for. FREE bath night also.


Yup.
My wife shot a doe a few weeks back in the rain. When the rain let up for a bit deer came running to the feeder.
Of course when I showed up to help track it down and field dress the doe, it started raining again. I was soaked, bloody, muddy, and freezing, it sucked.
I had no rain gear. Get rain gear!
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#5483337 - 12/17/14 10:32 AM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Carlos B]
Believer Offline
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Registered: 11/14/09
Posts: 986
Loc: Belton, TX
Some of the biggest deer killed are right after a rain storm
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#5483356 - 12/17/14 10:38 AM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Carlos B]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 9433
Loc: Lewisville, TX
The few times I've hunted in the rain have been very good. When the rain lightens up or stops for a brief bit, I usually see good things come out. I will wear my rain coat and rain pants, with my good water proof boots. I take minimal gear with me to keep it under my rain coat. I usually take my cheap hard case with my rifle inside to minimize my rifle getting wet. I normally plan to hunt in a box blind to help stay dry. If you are lucky enough to kill something, then plan to dress it out in the rain. I wear my old rain coat anyway when cleaning a deer so I don't get blood all up on my clothes and sleeves. The coat washes off blood easy and gets me less bloody. I worry about the hunt first, and then worry about cleaning it after the fact!
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#5483434 - 12/17/14 11:10 AM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Carlos B]
Carlos B Offline
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Registered: 11/07/14
Posts: 61
Thanks for the feedback guys happy3

I should've known better to ask a bunch of hunting addicts if I should go hunt or not hammer

So, suck it up, get rain gear and prepared to be soaked and bloody! coach

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#5483436 - 12/17/14 11:10 AM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Carlos B]
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If I can get out tonight, I will be out between bands of storms here in north Texas. I like hunting when it has rained. I have gotten several hogs either right after rains (1-2 hours later) or between bands of rains moving through. I actually think it is a very good time to be out and about if you can be dry. Me? I don't like to hunt and be wet or have to deal with a lot of wet gear, but from a dry stand, it is great.
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#5483473 - 12/17/14 11:26 AM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Double Naught Spy]
Carlos B Offline
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Registered: 11/07/14
Posts: 61
Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
If I can get out tonight, I will be out between bands of storms here in north Texas. I like hunting when it has rained. I have gotten several hogs either right after rains (1-2 hours later) or between bands of rains moving through. I actually think it is a very good time to be out and about if you can be dry. Me? I don't like to hunt and be wet or have to deal with a lot of wet gear, but from a dry stand, it is great.


I'll be hunting from a blind of about 6'x6' size and hopefully it won't be leaking. I'm going to try and scout a bit in between the bands of rain also.

I was also trying to lure a buck using doe urine and some calls, should I even try?

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#5483601 - 12/17/14 12:15 PM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Carlos B]
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Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1414
Loc: SMTX
Frogg Toggs are outstanding.. and fairly cheap at academy. If I have the chance to hunt I'm hunting.. Period. If you're shooting anywhere inside 200 yards i wouldn't even worry about the rain being a factor with your shot. These guys are right about the breaks in the rain also.. some of the best activity! Good luck!
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#5483658 - 12/17/14 12:47 PM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Carlos B]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1159
Loc: Dallas, TX
according to my cams

hogs at my place feed in the rain, they seem to love it, have their corn and sips of water at same time

i have not seen deer in the rain on cams

good luck

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#5483724 - 12/17/14 01:21 PM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Carlos B]
Cattrax Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/01/14
Posts: 16
Loc: Texas USA
Great hunting after a rain for deer. Better for coyotes and hogs during a rain.

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#5483766 - 12/17/14 01:46 PM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Carlos B]
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
" ...should I even try?"

You got something better to do? elmer

Rain is going to wash away some smells. Smell attractants may not be your best bet because of this. Sorry.
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#5485740 - 12/18/14 11:34 AM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Carlos B]
Carlos B Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/07/14
Posts: 61
I'm glad I didn't cancel, rain chances dropped to 20% for tonight. Still 100% for tomorrow but maybe I can get something in my cooler before then!

Thanks for all your suggestions guys slinger grill stir

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#5485820 - 12/18/14 12:18 PM Re: Hunting with 100% chance of rain?? [Re: Carlos B]
Txkiller Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 25258
Loc: Hwy 380
It rained pretty good here last night, I took Kroyal out and we spotted a lot of deer, 30+ hogs and I called in a cat. I didn't expect to see anything but there was a lot of action after the rain stopped.

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