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Bad Weather

   How many of you hunt in bad weather. When I was younger I would hunt no matter what it was like. But, over time I learned most animals are just like people. They wait until the storm is over then they go out and do their thing. I usually watch weather.com and get out there right when the storm is over then I sit and watch the action.

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If you are already out there

If you are already out there when the storm quits you wil have the advantage over the other hunters that wait.  I've even seen deer and elk out in a rain and snow storm since it really doesn't bother them that much.  But if you have a real cold snow and then the sun comes out you had better be out in the field because the animals will be popping up all over the place.

 

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You are right. I try and get

You are right. I try and get out there about an hour before it's over. Then it's on.

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Bad Weather

I've hunted in bad/rainy weather many times and don't let it stop me much, as long as it isn't too bad. The only time I don't like it at all is if there is a lot of lightning... I feel like a walking lightning rod out there, LOL. There have been a couple of times I've put my bow and quiver/arrows down, and went back for them later after the storm has passed, it was so bad. They can come in pretty quick here in the "Monsoon" season, but usually the worst passes through fairly quick as well.

My favorite times to hunt is right after a rain, or light drizzle, and when overcast.

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In oregon for blacktails, the

In oregon for blacktails, the best time to be hunting is when the rain is coming in sideways and all hell is breaking out. not so much for the mulies though.

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I'll stay out there for a

I'll stay out there for a hour or two but then I start getting cold so I head home.

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We only have 5 hunting days a

We only have 5 hunting days a year so we have to hunt through the weather if we hunt.

The one thing that will send me in is the wind , when it blows 60 - 70 mph Ill just go to the truck or head home, out in the sand hills that is just miserable. The one good thing about it is the next day you have fresh tracks and its not usually bad 2 days in a row.

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