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Is it better to hunt whitetail before a cold front comes, say a day or even a few hours before while its still warm? or is it better to hunt during a odd warm day during cold seasons?

Question by basshunter94. Uploaded on October 24, 2012

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from sof365 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I live in South Central KS and we are currently in the 80's today and almost 90 yesterday. A cold front is coming tonight with lows below freezing and a high of 50. I've actually noticed decreased movement the last couple of days, especially in the morning and during the day. They seem to slow down during the warm weather of the day, but pick back up as the sun dips below the horizon (and I'm crawling out of my treestand). I'd hit 'em the first day of a cold front. My understanding is that is more of an indicator to them that mating season is getting into full swing.

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from basshunter94 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

haha boy am i glad u read that, see im a state away to your east. just 45 minutes east of st.louis and im gettin the same weather just a day behind ya, and im a self learnin hunter and tryin to plan out my weekend ahead. thanks for the info. hows the huntin in your neck of the woods?

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from chuckles wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I do everything in my power to hunt the falling barometer before a cold front.

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from hawndog wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

A better question might be which is worse. But I would have to say that before front is better.

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from FirstBubba wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Deer "sense" weather. Hunting ahead of cold snaps and fronts is always a good idea!
Deer are a lot like folks! When the weather gets nasty, they "hunker down"!
What do you do if you know, let's say, a blizzard is coming? First a trip to the grocery store! Right? Since deer don't have pantries, they're gonna fill their belly as best they can ahead of nasty weather! Superb hunting!
Twenty four hours "after" a front hits is good! Gotta refill that "furnace"!

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from DeerSlayer4ever wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I find the day of the cold front or after is the best movement!

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

yea dont sit inside on the cold days, thats when the deer move!!! dont hunt weather thats optimal for you to be outside, hunt weather optimal to deer movement!!

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from Treestand wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Here in Fl. Hunting White Tails in cold weather is much better then hot weather, a greater amount of movement!!

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from BackRoad600 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Yeah, where I live, (Oklahoma,) if a cold front blows in, I am in the woods as it hits/the day after it hits if possible. When it cools down, the hunting heats up!

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from BackRoad600 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

It doesn't normally get super nasty cold here, so hunting during a cold front for me is very effective...

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from jaukulele wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I find that the hunting is best when I don't want to go :), when the blankets feel extra warm and I forgot to wear socks so the floor is cold as ice as soon as I get out of bed. Also in OK.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Just before a cold front, if the temperature is going to drop 10 or more degrees below the average temperature, it's a sure thing the deer are going to be moving. Bet on it.

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from FirstBubba wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Deer "sense" weather. Hunting ahead of cold snaps and fronts is always a good idea!
Deer are a lot like folks! When the weather gets nasty, they "hunker down"!
What do you do if you know, let's say, a blizzard is coming? First a trip to the grocery store! Right? Since deer don't have pantries, they're gonna fill their belly as best they can ahead of nasty weather! Superb hunting!
Twenty four hours "after" a front hits is good! Gotta refill that "furnace"!

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from Treestand wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Here in Fl. Hunting White Tails in cold weather is much better then hot weather, a greater amount of movement!!

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from sof365 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I live in South Central KS and we are currently in the 80's today and almost 90 yesterday. A cold front is coming tonight with lows below freezing and a high of 50. I've actually noticed decreased movement the last couple of days, especially in the morning and during the day. They seem to slow down during the warm weather of the day, but pick back up as the sun dips below the horizon (and I'm crawling out of my treestand). I'd hit 'em the first day of a cold front. My understanding is that is more of an indicator to them that mating season is getting into full swing.

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from basshunter94 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

haha boy am i glad u read that, see im a state away to your east. just 45 minutes east of st.louis and im gettin the same weather just a day behind ya, and im a self learnin hunter and tryin to plan out my weekend ahead. thanks for the info. hows the huntin in your neck of the woods?

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from chuckles wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I do everything in my power to hunt the falling barometer before a cold front.

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from hawndog wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

A better question might be which is worse. But I would have to say that before front is better.

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from DeerSlayer4ever wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I find the day of the cold front or after is the best movement!

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

yea dont sit inside on the cold days, thats when the deer move!!! dont hunt weather thats optimal for you to be outside, hunt weather optimal to deer movement!!

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from BackRoad600 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Yeah, where I live, (Oklahoma,) if a cold front blows in, I am in the woods as it hits/the day after it hits if possible. When it cools down, the hunting heats up!

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from jaukulele wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I find that the hunting is best when I don't want to go :), when the blankets feel extra warm and I forgot to wear socks so the floor is cold as ice as soon as I get out of bed. Also in OK.

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from BackRoad600 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

It doesn't normally get super nasty cold here, so hunting during a cold front for me is very effective...

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Just before a cold front, if the temperature is going to drop 10 or more degrees below the average temperature, it's a sure thing the deer are going to be moving. Bet on it.

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