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#6045152 - 11/23/15 11:00 AM Hunting in the rain
gary cooper Offline
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Registered: 06/27/05
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The holiday weekend is calling for 4 days of rain, how much luck have you had hunting in the rain

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#6045158 - 11/23/15 11:02 AM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: gary cooper]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
It's been my experience that you see the most in crappy weather. Not a downpour of course, but blowing mist has always been good to me.
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#6046315 - 11/23/15 08:06 PM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: gary cooper]
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Registered: 07/24/11
Posts: 129
Loc: East Tx
I agree. This past weekend when the front came through southeast Texas early morning it rained off and on but not hard at all. It quit completely around 10 am I saw the most activity I have seen all year and saw movement until around noon. As Creek said a mist or light rain seems to be the ticket sometimes.

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#6046321 - 11/23/15 08:09 PM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: Creekrunner]
Western Online   content
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
It's been my experience that you see the most in crappy weather. Not a downpour of course, but blowing mist has always been good to me.


X2
If it get heavy they will hole up, but have no problem in slight to moderate from what I have seen.
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#6046376 - 11/23/15 08:32 PM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: gary cooper]
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Man yea, let er rip... The biguns know most hunters will be in camp. Seriously they will be keeping their scraps fresh.
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#6046563 - 11/23/15 09:47 PM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: Longhunter]
Enter Standman Offline
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Registered: 10/09/10
Posts: 2871
Loc: Mount Pleasant, TX
Originally Posted By: Longhunter
Man yea, let er rip... The biguns know most hunters will be in camp. Seriously they will be keeping their scraps fresh.


What this man just said, bucks will freshen up their scrapes after a rain.

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#6046564 - 11/23/15 09:47 PM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: Western]
Espy Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
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Loc: Eddy TX.
Originally Posted By: Western
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
It's been my experience that you see the most in crappy weather. Not a downpour of course, but blowing mist has always been good to me.


X2
If it get heavy they will hole up, but have no problem in slight to moderate from what I have seen.


yes sir
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#6046695 - 11/24/15 12:34 AM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: gary cooper]
ryorgensen Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
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Loc: Grapeland,Texas
Yes! The mature bucks love to move when they think people aren't dumb enough to be out in the bad weather...It seems they think that anyways..lol..Ive shot 3 of the 7 big bucks that I have shoulder mounts of while it was raining.
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#6046967 - 11/24/15 08:15 AM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: gary cooper]
cowboybam58 Offline
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Registered: 11/24/10
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Loc: Abilene
My favorite time to hunt is in the rain.

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#6046998 - 11/24/15 08:27 AM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: gary cooper]
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4398
Loc: Burleson Texas
Red River county, nothing moves in the rain. Not even hogs. I will be there though.
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#6047374 - 11/24/15 11:29 AM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: gary cooper]
gary roberson Offline
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Here in Menard County and further west, deer do not move much in a rain, as soon as it breaks, deer are everywhere. When hunting in the east, doesn't seem to affect them as much as they are accustomed to it.
I hate hunting in the rain.
Adios,
Gary

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#6048146 - 11/24/15 05:51 PM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: gary cooper]
BrazosHunter Offline
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Registered: 10/11/07
Posts: 206
Loc: Bryan, Texas
A couple of nice things about hunting in a light rain, your scent, movement and noise are masked by the rain. I like to still/stalk hunt and nothing beats a light rain for getting closer to those wild critters. Pay close attention to the wind, for the sense of smell is the one thing a deer never doubts..
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#6048457 - 11/24/15 08:05 PM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: BrazosHunter]
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Registered: 06/21/10
Posts: 631
Loc: Lyons, Texas
Best time ever with lite rain, should be good this weekend if lite rain and norther coming in.

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#6048495 - 11/24/15 08:18 PM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: gary cooper]
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Registered: 08/27/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX
I'll be in the stand most of the day tomorrow. Calling for light showers.
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#6048519 - 11/24/15 08:26 PM Re: Hunting in the rain [Re: gary cooper]
Spent Brass Offline
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Registered: 04/22/10
Posts: 816
Loc: Longview, TX
I'll be out in it. I like hunting during and just after a light rain, lots of critters will be moving.

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