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Single digits #7016309
12/30/17 01:12 AM
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Iím on the fence about going to the lease this weekend. Itís Supposed to be in the single digits on Sunday and even colder Monday out in my next of the woods. What are yalls experience in such frigid temps. Do you think the deer will move to find food and stay warm or bed down and conserve heat and energy?

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Re: Single digits [Re: Merican Duck Hunter] #7016311
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I think once the sun comes up they will be moving.


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Seems like in my experience. when it's that cold, the deer don't seem to move that well. Only one way to find out though.

Re: Single digits [Re: Merican Duck Hunter] #7016572
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Do you think youíll have any luck at the house?


Re: Single digits [Re: Merican Duck Hunter] #7016631
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Man I just don't know.

I would never consider it without my little buddy.

Re: Single digits [Re: Merican Duck Hunter] #7016826
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The only deer shot at home are the ones on games, ya cant eat them. rifle

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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Do you think youíll have any luck at the house?

I have been known to bust out the nurff gun and shoot the ones on the TV rifle


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Based on experience, combining the cold weather coming and the full moon, what is your guess on peak times for deer movement?

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I think the warmest part of the day will trump the luner phase in this senerio simply because of how abnormally cold it is going to be. Im just gonna plan on sitting all day


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Originally Posted By: Merican Duck Hunter
I think the warmest part of the day will trump the luner phase in this senerio simply because of how abnormally cold it is going to be. Im just gonna plan on sitting all day


Good plan. That's what my son and I do.


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Re: Single digits [Re: Merican Duck Hunter] #7017649
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Hunted this afternoon in S. Coleman County. Driving out there around 1 PM the green fields were full of deer of all sizes. About 5:00 PM, I had a doe step out and added her to the freezer. If I hadn't gotten her, I'd be back out there after daylight trying to put one more in the freezer with her.


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Re: Single digits [Re: Merican Duck Hunter] #7017744
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Abilene or on the road...
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Abilene or on the road...
It depends on the location, in our area there is a good chance of ice, and screwed up highways. I won't risk it.


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Re: Single digits [Re: Merican Duck Hunter] #7018130
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Do you think youíll have any luck at the house?


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Re: Single digits [Re: Merican Duck Hunter] #7020872
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My experience with deer movement and unusually cold weather is as follows:

1. At the first onset of the front (especially if windy) deer movement is curtailed.
2. Deer will often shift feeding patterns to the warmest part of the day.
3. Deer will move less (ride out bad weather) for a day or two, but by the 2nd or third day, they need to feed. I don't go to a stand early (before sun-up) but deer will feed aggressively at some point during the day, then bed down and conserve energy, so look to food sources.


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