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Location: central, IL
Joined: 11/19/2006
Posts: 82
Rain ? Freezing Rain?

I know hunting in the snow can be fantastic.......but what about Rain and Freezing rain?

thats the forecast for saturday and sunday.......

will deer be hunkered down (like i want to be in that weather)

or will deer be moving?

those are the last two days of the 2nd gun season here and i would like to use them as best as possible......especially since today was a bust

any suggestons with what to do with my gun to keep it dry? or should i not worry and just clean it when i get home?

thanks!

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Location: Summit, IL
Joined: 10/22/2006
Posts: 706
Rain ? Freezing Rain?

If you can, ge out Friday afternoon. Deer tend to feed up really heavy the day before a front moves in. Freezing rain will make them lay in tight pretty much. They will move but will probably stick in the thicks for as much cover as they can get.

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Location: central, IL
Joined: 11/19/2006
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Rain ? Freezing Rain?
cam69conv wrote:
If you can, ge out Friday afternoon. Deer tend to feed up really heavy the day before a front moves in. Freezing rain will make them lay in tight pretty much. They will move but will probably stick in the thicks for as much cover as they can get.

thanks Cam, i'll be out all day tomorrow again........planned to be out all 4 days...but i might skip if the weather is tooo much....i dont want to be miserable hunting afterall....

all other's insight is welcome as well

thanks!

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Location: Lenexa, Kansas
Joined: 01/02/2007
Posts: 145
Rain ? Freezing Rain?

Damn this irritates me. I have never seen a deer while sitting, I have only seen them while pushing/driving. We are getting this weather in Kansas too, and I volunteered to work all day/night Friday. Saturday/Sunday we are pushing the deer so hopefully they hop out of their beds!

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Location: central, IL
Joined: 11/19/2006
Posts: 82
Rain ? Freezing Rain?

well....saw a whole lot of NOTHING today......

that gives me tomorrow until the ice moves in...should be around 11AM....so i have a few hours of hunting.....

i'm just running out of places in the forest to sit and wait for deer now.....i found a dead doe a few yards away from a spot i like......must have been lost by a hunter....it was half torn up and definitely several days old

not sure where i'm going to go tomorrow now....sigh

i hate public land.

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