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#2629341 - 10/03/11 02:02 PM Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting.
Shortysboy09 Offline
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Registered: 09/28/09
Posts: 952
Loc: Rowlett/Mckinney, Tx.
Looks like this weekend is going to be a little rainy for our place. When do you guys see the most deer activity? Before, during, or after the storms? I'm probably not going to try to get down there Thursday the day before the rain comes through because of high winds, I don't figure the deer are going to want to move/feed much because of that.


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#2629351 - 10/03/11 02:05 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: Shortysboy09]
Justin T Online   content
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Registered: 09/23/09
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Right after a good rain, or even during a light rain.

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#2629355 - 10/03/11 02:05 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: Justin T]
Shortysboy09 Offline
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Thanks Justin...


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#2629357 - 10/03/11 02:06 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: Shortysboy09]
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I have hunted in the rain and had very good luck. As long as it does not rain to hard they will move ok. Sometimes they move better during the rain due to the cooler temps. High winds not so good though.

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#2629359 - 10/03/11 02:08 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: stxranchman]
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If you have several days of non-stop rain/drizzle paired with cold weather you will definitely have good movement immediately after the rain stops. I've seen moderate movement during light rain but no movement during heavy rain.

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#2629423 - 10/03/11 02:32 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: stxranchman]
Shortysboy09 Offline
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
High winds not so good though.


That's going to be the only thing that hinders movement this weekend. Looks like 18mph winds Thursday, 16 Friday and Saturday, then 13 Sunday. Oh well, I'm going to sit and wait anyways.


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#2629434 - 10/03/11 02:37 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: Shortysboy09]
sandman05 Offline
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Registered: 11/21/10
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Loc: edinburg,texas-way-south
last season I I left the blind due to heavy rain and thunder on the way down the sendero 4x4 couldnt pull thru and got stuck as soon as it stopped raining I saw movement near,my feeder worst mistake ever!


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#2629442 - 10/03/11 02:40 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: sandman05]
Tres Offline
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This weekend is my first to get out, I'm going hell or high water. And I'll believe that forecast when I feel the first raindrop!

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#2629444 - 10/03/11 02:40 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: sandman05]
Shortysboy09 Offline
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Originally Posted By: sandman05
last season I I left the blind due to heavy rain and thunder on the way down the sendero 4x4 couldnt pull thru and got stuck as soon as it stopped raining I saw movement near,my feeder worst mistake ever!


Dangit. Got two punches in one. Vehicle stuck, and the deer started moving after you had left.


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#2629446 - 10/03/11 02:40 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: Shortysboy09]
Texas Dan Offline
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Your question brings to mind a particular morning two seasons ago when I had climbed down out of my tripod stand during a morning hunt to get out of an unexpected rain shower. After it passed, I walked over and began climbing the short ladded back into it. The stand overlooked a food plot that was only visible once you got above all the ground cover that surrounded it. About half-way up the climb, I turned around only to see a young buck that had already began stepping into the food plot.

Simple mistake, but ever since that happened to me, I've never setup a tripod stand so that my back was to the area I was watching while climbing the ladder.

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#2629447 - 10/03/11 02:41 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: Tres]
Shortysboy09 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tres
And I'll believe that forecast when I feel the first raindrop!


Couldn't agree with this more. Good luck this weekend. Hope to see a picture of a big one a week from now.


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#2629450 - 10/03/11 02:41 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: sandman05]
JJSeabrook Offline
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Registered: 11/02/10
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Loc: Archer County, TX
Just 20% chance here this weekend. I hope it comes a flood! :-D

GL huntin in the rain!

JJ


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#2629453 - 10/03/11 02:42 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: JJSeabrook]
Shortysboy09 Offline
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Originally Posted By: JJSeabrook
Just 20% chance here this weekend. I hope it comes a flood! :-D

GL huntin in the rain!

JJ


Wouldn't bother me. Looks like our best chance is 60 Saturday evening.


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#2629528 - 10/03/11 03:09 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: Shortysboy09]
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They move before and after especially if its a good storm. They'll eat up before a storm even with winds and are hungry after hunkering down during one. I would be out there both times for sure.

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#2635105 - 10/05/11 02:25 PM Re: Thunderstorm conditions and deer hunting. [Re: BuckRage]
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I saw one of the best bucks in my life during a thunderstorm with lightning and very heavy rain but it was during the rut.

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