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Offline Scheindogg

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Deer hunting- rain or snow?
« on: November 09, 2018, 08:14:15 AM »
So where Iím planning on going this weekend looks like itís going to be rainy.
Am I better off hunting the rain, or up the mountain a bit further into the snow?
Or is precipitation a bad thing for hunting in general?

Should I be looking more so in the woods than clear cuts?

Thanks in advance  :)
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Re: Deer hunting- rain or snow?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 08:17:23 AM »
Unless it is a heavy downpour, this time of the year the bucks will not stop moving in the rain.  I have killed a couple of real studs in pretty miserable weather.  I would hunt edges of cover, but concentrate on funnels.
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Re: Deer hunting- rain or snow?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 08:19:36 AM »
So where Iím planning on going this weekend looks like itís going to be rainy.
Am I better off hunting the rain, or up the mountain a bit further into the snow?
Or is precipitation a bad thing for hunting in general?

Should I be looking more so in the woods than clear cuts?

Thanks in advance  :)

Wt or Bt? I would hunt more on where the sign is best and you generally have seen the most deer. Unless the snow is piling up and forcing deer lower, I wouldn't overthink it.
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Re: Deer hunting- rain or snow?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 08:20:07 AM »
Got it, thanks. What are you referring to as funnels tho? Never heard that term before
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Re: Deer hunting- rain or snow?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 08:20:45 AM »
So where Iím planning on going this weekend looks like itís going to be rainy.
Am I better off hunting the rain, or up the mountain a bit further into the snow?
Or is precipitation a bad thing for hunting in general?

Should I be looking more so in the woods than clear cuts?

Thanks in advance  :)

Wt or Bt? I would hunt more on where the sign is best and you generally have seen the most deer. Unless the snow is piling up and forcing deer lower, I wouldn't overthink it.

Just realized I meant next weekend not this weekend
And also WT
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Re: Deer hunting- rain or snow?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2018, 08:21:32 AM »
Got it, thanks. What are you referring to as funnels tho? Never heard that term before

Funnels/pinch points are areas where deer pick because they are the easiest route or the route of least resistance when traveling or escaping.
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Re: Deer hunting- rain or snow?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2018, 08:40:54 AM »
Funnels are terrain features, man made or natural that force deer into a smaller/narrower area.  Might be a saddle, or a clearcut that pushes up against a stream that has cover. Lots of things are funnels, fields, clearcuts, water, steep terrain next to benches, etc..
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Re: Deer hunting- rain or snow?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2018, 09:46:58 AM »
Good luck!  Make sure you have a grunt tube, VERY effective this time of the year!
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Re: Deer hunting- rain or snow?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2018, 09:50:26 AM »
Snow provides a real opportunity to judge an animal's size based on tracks and pursue a specific animal if so desired.  It is an opportunity that lowland westside hunters rarely see.  I have no idea how much help it would be to a WT hunter.  Similar I would imagine.
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Re: Deer hunting- rain or snow?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2018, 09:58:26 AM »
In my opinion, all big game hunting is better in the rain. It's quiet, I think it keeps your scent down, and animals seems to move more. There's absolutely *no question* that blacktail hunting is better in the rain.

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Re: Deer hunting- rain or snow?
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2018, 10:02:20 AM »
Good luck!  Make sure you have a grunt tube, VERY effective this time of the year!
Darn it I have ďthe canĒ and just ordered (coming on Monday) a rattle bag
But donít have a grunt tube yet  >:(
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