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#6988030 - 12/08/17 07:05 AM When or if it is to Cold to Hunt...
Stub Offline
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Registered: 04/27/05
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Big mature bucks?

It is 15 degrees in Jacksboro right now and my azz is still in the semi warm trailer at 6.59.
Go ahead call me a wuss but in all of the years I have been deer hunting, I seldom ever recall seeing deer moving when it is this dang cold and if there was, it was does or yearlings. Yep i know I will not shoot anything in the trailer, but right now I am still antler hunting up

So what weather conditions do you say, no way Big Bucks will be moving in this confused2





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#6988045 - 12/08/17 07:16 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: Stub]
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Registered: 03/01/07
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To me, ain't no buck worth being out in these temps.

I have 3 different thermometers & the one in the pickup,,, 2 say 9-10 flippin degrees, 1 says 12, the pickup says 14...

Dressed in my warmest, including ski pants over blue jeans over thermals & 3 layers on top to go look for cows,,, didn't find them before I got too dang cold.
Did see 3 doe, they didn't run off when I walked by, maybe 30' away.
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#6988058 - 12/08/17 07:25 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: Stub]
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Registered: 10/22/12
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I love hunting in this weather. I either walk around and hunt or I hunt from the pickup with the heater on. I killed a nice ten that way, one year.
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#6988069 - 12/08/17 07:28 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: Stub]
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Registered: 11/25/16
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Loc: Hunt county Texas.
Have you seen heater in stand thread?lm out in hunt county 28 nothing moving yet! Coffe is nice beautiful sunrise but nothing out.
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#6988093 - 12/08/17 07:36 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: Stub]
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Sun is up, it is a scalding 14 degrees according to Wapp and I am heading out muyloco


Edited by Stub (12/08/17 07:39 AM)
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#6988104 - 12/08/17 07:43 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: Stub]
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It's hard for me to tell on mornings like this if the deer or moving or not. I'll be in my stand, but will have the heater turned up to high, will take off my coat and fall fast asleep in the stand. By the time I wake up, its time to go in for lunch. And I will tell everyone in camp that I did not see a deer this morning.
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#6988105 - 12/08/17 07:44 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: Stub]
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Registered: 11/25/16
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Loc: Hunt county Texas.
They are moving here now 26 no wind
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#6988116 - 12/08/17 07:50 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: Stub]
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
they will move eventually, if windy I stay in camp
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#6988135 - 12/08/17 07:57 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: Stub]
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Registered: 09/10/12
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Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
guess I am hot blooded enough I've never not gone hunting due to the cold. I vividly remember 4*F with a 30+/- north wind around Clarendon and re-thinking sitting in a pop up blind one morning a few years back, but I stuck it out ... it was brutal!!!
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#6988215 - 12/08/17 08:45 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: PMK]
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Originally Posted By: PMK
guess I am hot blooded enough I've never not gone hunting due to the cold. I vividly remember 4*F with a 30+/- north wind around Clarendon and re-thinking sitting in a pop up blind one morning a few years back, but I stuck it out ... it was brutal!!!


I also remember extremely cold weather when my butt was in the fork of a tree or in a tripod stand and Macho manned it out but hardly ever saw deer and certainly never saw a big mature buck.

My play on it is these big old bucks are smart and conserve energy especially after the rut and they are not going to move until they are comfortable.

And yes I do have my buddy heater in the blind with me now up


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#6988228 - 12/08/17 08:54 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: Mr. T.]
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Registered: 11/25/16
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Loc: Hunt county Texas.
No cure for that pulled up to my brothers stand once deer everywhere. Waited patiently thinking he would shoot but no! Deer left went to stand he was not there found him sleeping by tree 30 yards from were deer were.
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#6988233 - 12/08/17 08:56 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: Stub]
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If they’re rutting it’s never too cold.

If not, I’m still out there waiting on any slight “warm up” to get them moving. When the sun popped out this morning my guess is the deer are doing just like my dogs and getting out in it.

Anyway, I like to hunt. smile
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#6988252 - 12/08/17 09:07 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: Stub]
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Registered: 02/11/13
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I like hunting when it is this cold. As soon as the sun comes up it seems like the movement picks up dramatically. Similar to when it stops raining during the day. Deer seem to appear out of nowhere within minutes of the rain stopping.

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#6988258 - 12/08/17 09:10 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
If they’re rutting it’s never too cold.

If not, I’m still out there waiting on any slight “warm up” to get them moving. When the sun popped out this morning my guess is the deer are doing just like my dogs and getting out in it.

Anyway, I like to hunt. smile


This. My two German Shepherds turn into absolute retards when it's cold outside. Way more active than when it's 80 degrees and they're hot. Seems to me the deer would be out moving around trying to generate some body heat.

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#6988278 - 12/08/17 09:18 AM Re: When or if it is to Cold to Hunt... [Re: Stub]
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
Post rut, deer metabolism slows down a bunch, Moving in brutal cold costs more energy so they will lay up...but if wind is low and sun is out, that’s a different story they will move.


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