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Movement in the rain? #8460757 11/28/21 02:41 PM
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I’ve always heard mixed opinions about deer moving in the rain. My personal opinion is/was that it doesn’t bother them unless it’s a heavy storm or torrential downpour.

Hunted Stephens country yesterday in light on/off rain all day. Didn’t see ANY deer moving until a few doe came out right after sunset. At this point, the rain had stopped for over an hour. Right as I glassed one of them she shook and looked like a wet dog that just got out of the lake which tells me they’d been bedded down for a while and that she just got up.

Not about to stop hunting the rain, just an interesting observation. confused2

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I have almost always seen deer when hunting in the rain.


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Re: Movement in the rain? [Re: MeanGreen85] #8460767 11/28/21 02:55 PM
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I had more activity at my feeders yesterday than I had the preceding week combined. Granted, no one was out there.

I’ve always had good luck in light rain.

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Down around Uvalde and Brackettville, there is nothing that kicks off our rutting activity like a little cold weather front, and a light drizzle!!!

Re: Movement in the rain? [Re: MeanGreen85] #8461039 11/28/21 09:44 PM
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Always see more game when it's crappy, cold, and misty or drizzling.

I'm praying for any kind of moisture for the ranch right now. It's drier than a popcorn fart.

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Originally Posted by TXHOGSLAYER
I have almost always seen deer when hunting in the rain.


Saturday they were moving good in the rain

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I hunted in the rain yesterday and saw tons of activity. Busted a freak & a doe & saw 16 other deer.

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Re: Movement in the rain? [Re: MeanGreen85] #8461231 11/29/21 12:33 AM
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I adore being in the deer woods in the morning after an all night rain.


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Re: Movement in the rain? [Re: MeanGreen85] #8461404 11/29/21 03:33 AM
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Seem to see ok movement in the light rain. In heavy rain have usually seen movement when it passes. Biggest deer we have taken on our place was shot in a sleet/drizzle on New Year’s Day.


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Never had any problem seeing deer movement with light rain. WIND on the other hand (with or without rain) can be a deal breaker.


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Love to hunt light rain I did yesterday afternoon and saw lots of deer moving 5 different bucks but nothing was big and mature. This morning I was hunting after a night of rain and had fog this morning the sun burned it off about 8:15 and they were moving good till I had to leave at 10:30 so those are two of my favorite conditions to hunt in.

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