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Offline Odell

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That was wet...
« on: September 20, 2019, 07:58:10 AM »
Canít remember hunting so many consecutive days in heavy rain on the east side in September. It was wet wet in the Bumping.

Good times.

Also rain gear is apparently worthless


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Re: That was wet...
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 08:20:48 AM »
Definitely the wettest September I can remember. I havenít ponied up to get the expensive stuff yet and always am cursing myself when Iím soaking wet either from sweat or the rain! A wet day in the woods still tops a day at work  :tup:
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Re: That was wet...
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 08:58:50 AM »
Somehow in my work to get things dry i took my insoles our of my boots and hunted three days without them. I kept wondering why my feet were so cold and why my boots felt a half size too big.

One of those things that after you figure it out you wonder how you could be so dumb. Covered a lot of miles like that too


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Re: That was wet...
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2019, 01:33:35 PM »
I just finished two weeks in Idaho and had 9/13 days of being rained on. It was rough.  Drank whiskey instead of hunting mainly this year.

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Re: That was wet...
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 01:48:27 PM »
Thatís funny about the insoles. Iíve done that. 

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Re: That was wet...
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 02:08:18 PM »
3 days into the elk hunt I got sick, vomiting fever whole works, still recovering!  guts all messed up and zero energy


thanks kids for bringing home your school crud to daddy  :chuckle:


every freaking year I get the school crud!!   :bash:  :bash:  :bash:

but ya it was wet on the east side, and I was in a tent but at least I had a tarp over the tent, still nothing dries

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Re: That was wet...
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2019, 03:04:12 PM »
The jet stream must have been a bit south this year. In Alaska, I fish out of a town that gets about 150 inches of rain a year. We had a drought for a couple months this summer. The reservoir dried up. Salmon couldn't get up the streams because there was no water. The ones that found pools to hold up in were dying by the hundreds if not thousands from lack of oxygen.  It started cutting loose the last week up there. But never seen anything like it for dry.

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Re: That was wet...
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2019, 03:32:50 PM »
That rain broke me down. I quit early way too many times this year. Not how I pictured my season going.

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Re: That was wet...
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2019, 05:10:56 PM »
Damn near killed me up in the rimrock on opening weekend when I was packing my camp out Saturday night along with down pouring on me while quartering an elk earlier in the evening. Made me never want to go back!

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2019, 05:42:05 PM »
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Re: That was wet...
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2019, 06:56:46 PM »
We had a few spurts of rain in the Colockum and I always pack rain gear in the tent. Depending on weather I may pack a rain jacket on my pack. A couple times I got caught short and ducked under a tree to stay dry. It also helps if you treat your clothes  pre season so that they shed water if you get caught without the rain gear.
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Re: That was wet...
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2019, 06:46:12 AM »
  That had to have been the wettest and coldest early hunt ever. At least the elk were bugling a lot.

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Re: That was wet...
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2019, 07:15:52 AM »
10/14 days raining in the Lewis unit. Picked a campsite that someone had spread straw all over - wonder what that was for? Oh yeah, it was because the campsite flooded regularly. One saving grace for me was my propane Peet boot dryer and my reconditioned Lowa boots were solid, even at 8 years old.. The Old Cabela's MT50 rain gear just made me sweat like a pig. My partner from AZ was not prepared even though he moved there from here (Washelkhunter). It gold so cold Wednesday, I thought snow was possible. One other great thing: the mice figured out to get in my pop-up the first night. Had one crawl across my face. Lovely.
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Re: That was wet...
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2019, 07:36:39 AM »
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