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#6096121 - 12/22/15 07:49 AM Hunting in the fog
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Registered: 11/03/09
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Loc: Richmond
I've had some of my best hunts while hunting in the fog. We had an outing the other day which started out in a pretty thick fog. We lost Cracker just a few yards into the hunt. The Garmin took us to her. Here she was.




Do you find scenting conditions better in the fog?
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#6096123 - 12/22/15 07:50 AM Re: Hunting in the fog [Re: bill oxner]
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Love hunting in fog. Great pic Bill
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#6096143 - 12/22/15 08:04 AM Re: Hunting in the fog [Re: bill oxner]
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Problem is watching covey after flush! For me anyway.
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#6096179 - 12/22/15 08:23 AM Re: Hunting in the fog [Re: bill oxner]
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Registered: 05/10/05
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Absolutely, the scenting conditions are better in the fog. The only issues I have experienced with foggy mornings are... typically to have a heavy fog, you have light wind to no breeze at all and that can be an issue because you wont get much of a scent cone. Also, in my experience, quail don't like to flush in the fog. I would guess it's because they can't see above themselves (for predators), but on really foggy mornings, birds tend to run and stay on the ground.

cold foggy mornings with a breeze, just as the fog is lifting... dogs will be on fire and that will put some birds on your gun for sure!
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#6100438 - 12/24/15 05:42 PM Re: Hunting in the fog [Re: bill oxner]
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Pretty much the best scenting conditions you can have : fog = high humidity and moisture. If the fog is thick enough to get your boots wet, I can almost smell those birds!

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#6100690 - 12/24/15 09:09 PM Re: Hunting in the fog [Re: bill oxner]
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You've gotta love a dog that will hold hard enough for you to track them down with the gps.
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