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Who Likes To Hunt In The Rain? #8063051 11/24/20 08:54 PM
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It’s been raining up here off and on all day and I’m loving it. Cloudy, cool and light rainy days are my favorite days to hunt and I’ve taken some great deer on these types of days. The deer have been moving since about 8:45 pretty much non stop so I guess their enjoying the rain as well. Anyone else enjoy hunting in the rain? [Linked Image]

Re: Who Likes To Hunt In The Rain? [Re: Ol Thumper] #8063056 11/24/20 08:56 PM
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Rain? What is this thing you call rain? It ain't rained here since Sept. 22....it is a faint memory for me.


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Great buck! cheers


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Congrats!

Re: Who Likes To Hunt In The Rain? [Re: stxranchman] #8063066 11/24/20 09:07 PM
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Great buck, way cool. The two bucks I just posted on age/score were both out in a very light off and on rain/drizzle/mist. Im not sure if its better or not but I never shy away from rain. Im an all day hunter so I enjoy sitting in a comfortable blind all day in off and on rain. Im not sure if they come out more after a rain but I always anticipate they will so I enjoy that anticipation. I just tried to think back about how many bucks ive killed in rain and its not a lot. But like STx said, it doesnt rain a lot more often than it does rain.


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Re: Who Likes To Hunt In The Rain? [Re: Ol Thumper] #8063081 11/24/20 09:25 PM
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Rain knocks down scent and covers noise - I love it.

Re: Who Likes To Hunt In The Rain? [Re: Hudbone] #8063095 11/24/20 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Hudbone
Rain knocks down scent and covers noise - I love it.

and the sound on our metal blind roofs helps for a mid day nap!


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Re: Who Likes To Hunt In The Rain? [Re: Ol Thumper] #8063098 11/24/20 09:46 PM
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I took this buck in mid-December a few years ago when it rained when I got in the blind till after I killed this buck at 9:40 am. It was 37 degrees that morning and very nasty cold. It had rained off and on all night long then continued till late afternoon.
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These pics are from the last couple of years...problem is down here that some places when it rains it is nearly impossible to get out in and around the pastures with all the clay soils. All of these pics were on days it rained all night long and had to drive a gravel road to get to a blind. Really limits hunting to blinds just off the main roads unless you want to walk 2-6 miles in wet clay.
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These pics were taken last year on a rainy day with temps in the low 40's and it rained off and on all day long. Two fights broke out one after another and bucks came in from all directions that mid November day.
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The deer down here actually do move very well on wet or damp days. They just not see enough of it and like the cooler temps rainfall brings.


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Re: Who Likes To Hunt In The Rain? [Re: Ol Thumper] #8063147 11/24/20 10:38 PM
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A cold not freezing misty day is my favorite time to hunt.


Re: Who Likes To Hunt In The Rain? [Re: Ol Thumper] #8063171 11/24/20 10:55 PM
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As Eddie Rabbitt once sang, "I love the rainy nights" just not a torrential rain.

Re: Who Likes To Hunt In The Rain? [Re: Ol Thumper] #8063187 11/24/20 11:14 PM
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You will see more animals when it's just plain nasty outside. Cold, wet, drizzly is the bomb. Plus, there aren't many other hunters out. banana2

(Very cool buck in the OP. cheers)


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Re: Who Likes To Hunt In The Rain? [Re: Ol Thumper] #8063271 11/25/20 12:05 AM
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Rain is a faint memory here in Throckmorton County too. Missed it again this afternoon. Y’all enjoy it! Maybe this weekend?

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The only time it's better than being in the deer woods during a light, cold rain is during the morning once an all night rain comes to an end.


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I hunt when I can, wind direction factors in more than anything. And I go where my scent effects things the least. Deer can't pack up and head to the Motel 6 when the weather turns bad. If I got it two months out of the year, weather wouldn't factor in at all...


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Re: Who Likes To Hunt In The Rain? [Re: Ol Thumper] #8063436 11/25/20 01:49 AM
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Hunted Oklahoma this year during their muzzleloader season. Rained Monday morning through Thursday afternoon, with temps in the mid 30’s to mid 40’s. Might have been OK in a box blind, but hunting out of a climber sucked.

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Love hunting in the rain. And The rain on tin roof for a nap is nice too.

Re: Who Likes To Hunt In The Rain? [Re: Ol Thumper] #8063452 11/25/20 01:57 AM
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Really nice pics

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OlThumper, that one doesn’t look like he’s moving!

Love hunting in the rain. Wish I remembered what rain was like.


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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Rain? What is this thing you call rain? It ain't rained here since Sept. 22....it is a faint memory for me.


I remember back in the 50's, there were kids 6-7 years old that never had seen rain. That was a tough time.

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Rain? What is this thing you call rain? It ain't rained here since Sept. 22....it is a faint memory for me.


I remember back in the 50's, there were kids 6-7 years old that never had seen rain. That was a tough time.

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We’re about to get hammered with storms and rain again tonight, wish we could send it south to you guys.

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Very enjoyable in my box blind. Miserable on the tripod or lock on. Still a favorite time to hunt.

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I use to love to bow hunt in the rain it keeps noise down and from my experience it keeps your scent down too

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Great photos STX!

Man, I'd dance in the rain if it only would! cowboy

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