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Will this VERY hard rain keep anyone from getting to their stands Next Saturday?


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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Will this VERY hard rain keep anyone from getting to their stands Next Saturday?


We have a seasonal creek that gets up after a hard rain and can run high enough not to cross for 24 hours after it quits raining. If that happens, I have 20 acres that is across the road that I can hunt. It`s thick and plenty of deer, but no feeders. I was hunting a few years ago and left early when it started raining because I was afraid the creek would get up and I`d have to spend the night in my blind.

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From 2" to 5" across most of Menard County with more in the forecast between now and next weekend. Really cool on Monday with a high of 40 and a low of 27 forecast for Tuesday morning. Looks like a really short growing season...great rain and then and then 5 days before a freeze.
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4.8" of rain at my Mills county place, the last 36 hours, and more to come. Hopefully it didn't wash out the road last night.

This was last time, September. ~5" of rain during the week, then 3.6" in 40 minutes.

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We have a creek that makes getting truck/trailers into camp and access to most of our hunting area sporty at times. Once or twice a year we have to leave trucks up top and take Rangers in the rest of the way. Our Rangers are already staged in camp stored in a conex and cargo trailer for opener. Worst case, walk through some water and take Rangers across and off load trucks if necessary. Cost of doing business in the panhandle where it doesn't rain that often.


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Originally Posted by TPACK
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Will this VERY hard rain keep anyone from getting to their stands Next Saturday?


We have a seasonal creek that gets up after a hard rain and can run high enough not to cross for 24 hours after it quits raining. If that happens, I have 20 acres that is across the road that I can hunt. It`s thick and plenty of deer, but no feeders. I was hunting a few years ago and left early when it started raining because I was afraid the creek would get up and I`d have to spend the night in my blind.

yep, I learned a valuable lesson hunting northern Burnet county a decade or so back. The place had Mesquite creek running thru the middle of it, I crossed a hour before daylight with barely a trickle, got up in an open tripod stand overlooking my food plot with feeder on the opposite side, the bottom dropped out for several hours. Thankfully I was prepared, out comes a mature 10 point between showers, bam, got it field dressed and took off to cross the creek to load. The creek was running very swiftly about a foot and a half deep, I can do this. I get a couple of steps out into the creek and was doing fine until the deer hit the water and the water took it downstream in a big time. It was everything I could do to hang on while keeping my footing. I make it out the other side and had to take a minute to catch my breath.

but to answer the question, yes, I will be out hunting regardless of the weather.


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Originally Posted by PMK
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Will this VERY hard rain keep anyone from getting to their stands Next Saturday?


We have a seasonal creek that gets up after a hard rain and can run high enough not to cross for 24 hours after it quits raining. If that happens, I have 20 acres that is across the road that I can hunt. It`s thick and plenty of deer, but no feeders. I was hunting a few years ago and left early when it started raining because I was afraid the creek would get up and I`d have to spend the night in my blind.

yep, I learned a valuable lesson hunting northern Burnet county a decade or so back. The place had Mesquite creek running thru the middle of it, I crossed a hour before daylight with barely a trickle, got up in an open tripod stand overlooking my food plot with feeder on the opposite side, the bottom dropped out for several hours. Thankfully I was prepared, out comes a mature 10 point between showers, bam, got it field dressed and took off to cross the creek to load. The creek was running very swiftly about a foot and a half deep, I can do this. I get a couple of steps out into the creek and was doing fine until the deer hit the water and the water took it downstream in a big time. It was everything I could do to hang on while keeping my footing. I make it out the other side and had to take a minute to catch my breath.

but to answer the question, yes, I will be out hunting regardless of the weather.

Deer float when dead. Shot one on the river once and had to drag it out. I learned it was way easier to walk in the shallow water and let if float over dragging it across the exposed sandy bed.


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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Will this VERY hard rain keep anyone from getting to their stands Next Saturday?


No. I killed my "biggest" deer with it pouring rain.
Started big thunder around 3AM, I thought, well crap.
Thunder had stopped about time it started getting
some light outside, and I thought, well you can't see
anything sitting in here. Put on the poncho and headed
out. I hadn't been there for 5 minutes and here he
comes walking slow and looking around. BANG
All over but the cutting

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Looks like it will be sunny and cool on opening morning for us. Mud and rising waters may make it tough to get to certain areas, but I'll be out there one way or another. If it does happen to rain on opening day, it wouldn't be the first time I've hunted in the rain.


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Just checked the gauge 12 miles south of Menard and had an additional 1.4" to go with the 4" yesterday. Extremely wet!!!! Thank the Lord!
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Been raining all week at our place. I am still planning on going this weekend and hopefully will get some chances to bow hunt. I will definitely be in the stand opening weekend though.

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11 miles of slick arse dirt road getting into the place(more like ice than mud). It gets slick fast but dries fast. I will go a day early or two days late to avoid the !@#$. I have done it twice wet and found four-wheel drive low-range driving less than 5mph is best. Ride the crest of the road and the second I feel the first slip toward the bar ditch stop, back up and take another tack at it. Those bar ditches are deep and you are !@#$ screwed if you go in one. Like I told my hunters, lose the trailer, forget the mudding mentality, slow is fast, fast is !@#$!


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Got quite a bit in Val Verde county as well, don’t know how much but neighbor was saying at least 2” as his tank is full now. I’m thinking we got close to 3” ground is saturated had several large puddles across the ranch; which is nice because I’m clearing some trees from the fence line and opening up the roads so I don’t get anymore Texas pinstriping. These cedars are popping right out of the ground with a skid steer. Very thankful for the rain!


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Got a bit stuck in my creek, had a culvert there earlier in the day. For some reason I figured I could get across to go look at the tank I built at the neighbors, had to get the tractor for this one, all sand. [Linked Image]


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Got a bit stuck in my creek, had a culvert there earlier in the day. For some reason I figured I could get across to go look at the tank I built at the neighbors, had to get the tractor for this one, all sand. [Linked Image]

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Originally Posted by Tbar
11 miles of slick arse dirt road getting into the place(more like ice than mud). It gets slick fast but dries fast. I will go a day early or two days late to avoid the !@#$. I have done it twice wet and found four-wheel drive low-range driving less than 5mph is best. Ride the crest of the road and the second I feel the first slip toward the bar ditch stop, back up and take another tack at it. Those bar ditches are deep and you are !@#$ screwed if you go in one. Like I told my hunters, lose the trailer, forget the mudding mentality, slow is fast, fast is !@#$!

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Nope. Was at the lease yesterday. We got 3in in the last 2 days. Front of one pen is a little muddy but could still drive up to it.


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