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Hunting a Steady Rain #2663921
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I've had pretty good luck on light rain and rain that has been hard the stopped, but what are y'all's experiences on a steady, solid rainy day with deer movement? I will be hunting regardless, but I am taking the girlfriend out for her first hunt ever at a jam up place around Mentone so really just hoping the rain doesn't shut it down totally for her to see some.

Re: Hunting a Steady Rain [Re: Gobble4me757] #2663938
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I will sit in a steady rain during the rut and that’s about it.


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Re: Hunting a Steady Rain [Re: Gobble4me757] #2663951
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Bucks should be cruising this weekend up there but may be just a little early for chasing...everything else is looking good weather wise except the rain...

Re: Hunting a Steady Rain [Re: Gobble4me757] #2664087
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Unless its close to the rut, I aint sitting in the rain. You learn to be smart as you age. It's all about quality sits, instead of quantity of sits for me now. Keeps you from getting burn't out before the hunting gets good.

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I never sit in the rain. I will take advantage of a light rain to do some needed scouting. I feel that's the best way not to pollute an area with my scent as the rain washes it away


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Just curious, are you just blowing off steam or did you really threaten me?
Re: Hunting a Steady Rain [Re: Rocket62] #2664139
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Originally Posted by Rocket62
I never sit in the rain. I will take advantage of a light rain to do some needed scouting. I feel that's the best way not to pollute an area with my scent as the rain washes it away


Sorta how I look at it too. I'm pretty sure rain doesn't mean that much to deer, they live in it, but there's also a reason you seldom ever / never see deer in the rain like you do on better weather days (I'm talking about in fields when you're driving around, etc). Might not be the wetness persay, but rain typically means a barometer change and/or other unseen factors. And honestly I don't like to get my equipment wet. I do NOT hunting from permanent stands or shooting houses, I always use a climber....so hunting in the rain for me literally means IN THE RAIN laugh

And then maybe I've just lost enough interest in hunting that I simply don't want to go badly enough to sit in the rain. I hunt just about any time I've got the chance, so a rainout gives the excuse to spend time with the family or do chores. It's just such low odds of seeing deer that it ain't worth it anymore.

Oddly though, I'll go fishing in the rain and not think anything of it, but hunting is different. And then again, with age I've even gotten to where I don't want to get my boat wet either.... there's a LOT of work that goes into hunting or fishing in the rain (getting everything dried, cleaned, and restored afterwards) and the return on investment is really, really, really poor. It's a bad "cost vs benefit" analysis.


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Re: Hunting a Steady Rain [Re: Gobble4me757] #2664170
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I've killed a couple decent bucks in light rain..if it's moderate rain I like to slip thru pine thickets really slow..i don't hunt much in heavy rain unless it's a quick rain and gonna slack up

Re: Hunting a Steady Rain [Re: blumsden] #2664223
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Originally Posted by blumsden
Unless its close to the rut, I aint sitting in the rain. You learn to be smart as you age. It's all about quality sits, instead of quantity of sits for me now. Keeps you from getting burn't out before the hunting gets good.


I am usually not one to go in the rain, but with how this is the only weekend I can go on this property as well as last time till first of January as well as her only weekend to, I don't really have the option of not going...very limited in hunting this year so no choice as to quality really lol Just was seeing if there is much hope of us seeing a deer or two lol

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Deer move in the rain. I only shoot good bucks, so I know usually i'm only going to see them near the rut. When I say, sitting in the rain, i'm talking in a shooting house on a powerline or cutover. I ain't sitting out in the rain, no matter what time of year. At least get a blind with small tarp throwed over it. I killed a good 8pt during a heavy rain crossing a powerline on Jan 2nd a couple years ago.

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Does it really matter if the deer move? Your going to sit in a shooting house with your girlfriend for hours.....

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Originally Posted by Southwood7


Does it really matter if the deer move? Your going to sit in a shooting house with your girlfriend for hours.....

Just have fun πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰


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Re: Hunting a Steady Rain [Re: Rocket62] #2664523
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Originally Posted by Rocket62
I never sit in the rain. I will take advantage of a light rain to do some needed scouting. I feel that's the best way not to pollute an area with my scent as the rain washes it away



I do the same thing. I agree with Rocket62.


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Originally Posted by Southwood7


Does it really matter if the deer move? Your going to sit in a shooting house with your girlfriend for hours.....

Just have fun πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰

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Originally Posted by Southwood7


Does it really matter if the deer move? Your going to sit in a shooting house with your girlfriend for hours.....

Just have fun πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰


Oh you know! haha well played well played there buddy

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Originally Posted by blumsden
Unless its close to the rut, I aint sitting in the rain. You learn to be smart as you age. It's all about quality sits, instead of quantity of sits for me now. Keeps you from getting burn't out before the hunting gets good.


^^^This, for sure.


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