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Hunting Duck in the Rain #5433052 11/20/14 03:12 PM
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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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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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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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Heavy rain is a waste of time to try and hunt in IMO, light rain seems to be decent enough.


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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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Re: Hunting Duck in the Rain [Re: wal1809] #5433941 11/20/14 09:47 PM
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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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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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Heavy rain = sucks

Mist or light drizzle = deadly

Low ceiling due to clouds = deadly


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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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I don't like to hunt in the rain but it beats sitting at home.

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Originally Posted By: Cody Malone
Heavy rain = sucks

Mist or light drizzle = deadly

Low ceiling due to clouds = deadly


+1

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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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