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Question by lovetohunt. Uploaded on September 22, 2009
Absolutely. A light to moderate rain is my favorite time. I won't go if it's a monsoon.
Rain good--lightning bad--hurricane real bad.
if it is a toad strangler (heavy downpour) i wont head out but i do hunt the rain i have hunted in pretty tough rain when you hunt in the rain its more sight hunting because you wont hear anything.onetime i was watching the news and they said it was going to rain the next i said oh well i will be there anyway one of my city friends asked the dumbest question i have ever heard she asked.....the deer are out there when it rains i just looked at her and said no they go get a hotel room for the night
yes all the time rain is good for hunting in it makes you quiet as a ghost when still hunting and keeps your sent down as well .
what cooner said, and if you hear thunder or see lightning.. then i wouldnt even waste my time. i've never seen a single deer around when a storm was nearby.
I sure agree about still hunting in a light rain. The noise is way down and your scent is easier to deal with. I've shot my 8 of my best bucks in a light rain.
I too like light rain. Last year i arrowed a buck from the ground on a rainy morning.
i have killed 3 deer in the rain but if linghtnig is bad i wait it out in the truck and go back when it lets up
I have a favorite seceret spot that I hunt only when there is a light rain or really damp morning because it's the only way I will ever get in there quietly.
A good light rain is good hunting, heavy rain,,, no thanks.
Yep. I love hunting in the rain, it not only covers up some of your sound if its a light rain the big bucks seem to move almost every time.
ditto, most kinds of game too.
Stay out of the thick stuff, you will get drenched from the vegetation dumping collected water on you
Yes, hunting in a light rain can be great as it washes human scent and makes for some silent sneaking thru the woods while still hunting. While setting on the ground during light rain, I've have had deer walk up to me, smell my feet, before turning inside out and running away. This would've never happened had it not been raining. Deer will bed up during heavy rains and storms, but will move just before the storm hits and soon after the rains stop.
Agreed with pretty much every post.
I personally have never hunted in the rain but i do know that u will have more chances of getting a deer in the rain then u do watching tv.
You betcha ! deer hunting in a light rain can be quite productive. deer don't seem to mind being wet but will hunker down in a heavy rain . so don you wet weather gear and get out there. remember to be extra careful using tree stand during wet weather.
If you do your homework and know where your deer migrate in bad weather (if their patterns change) i'd image you could increase your chances. I'd be curious to read any research completed on deer habits during approaching severe weather - Ice, High Wind, Heavy Rain.
It's hard to beat hunting turkey in a Missouri Thunderstorm, it just doesnt get any better.
Hunt RAIN OR SHINE but be careful.
I have been hunting deer & Bear for 55 years now,I still enjoy it
Hunting in the rain, Very productive if not the
most comfortable .To start with,rain creates noise that can drown out any noise you may make while
stalking your deer.
The rain will also wash away your scent,deer will often be found standing under cover of spruce or
other trees.Deer's senses of smell and hearing are
their b est means of eluding hunters.
Hunting,especially still hunting in the rain has produced some fine bucks for me over the years for
me. Hope this helps you.
Rain helps to quite the ground noise while walking, and
the deer tend to slow down in the Northwest area. WA state.
YES! WE HAVE HUNTED IN HEAVY RAIN BEFORE.WE WERE IN A BLIND WITH A METAL ROOF . MY FRIEND SHOT A NICE BUCK AND 30 MINUTES LATER I SHOT A DOE.WE WERE HUNTING DURING THE RUT.
YES! WE HAVE HAD GOOD LUCK IN THE RAIN.WE WERE IN A DRY BLIND DURING THE RUT.
i have had great success with hunting in the rain, especially in archery season. i once walk up on a nice 8 point in an orchard during a heavy rain. i was walking with my hood up ,it was pouring, i got into the orchard and droped the hood and there he was, at about 12yd ! it seems to negate their radar and cleans the air. munching on apples ,he didn't know i was there
Its best to stalk in the rain and I have had good success doing it...just a little miserable at times if it is really cold too.
I'll stalk when it's raining. Deer seem to hold tight in heavy cover next to creeks and streams when it is raining. I have been sucessful in getting within bow range on numerous occassions.
I was in the building industry when I first moved to the Pacific Northwest and I was told, "If you don't work in the rain, you just don't work!" The same is true of hunting out here.
I've killed 2 deer in the rain at like 11:30 am. it changes there patterens for the better in my mind.
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