It didn't help that the temp went from 60 degrees 3 days before the hunt to 6 degrees the first morning either.
My dog got in a hogs face though......We turned 4 loose and they bayed about 200 yds away but we werent able to get close enough before it broke, then it bayed again a lot further away then it jumped in the river. ,) When my hound came back 10 minutes after the chase ended she was wet from head to toe, inside her vest too. I think she went in after it. It was her first race.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...