Hunting during weather (rain/snow)

SW011

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Hi all! Been tracking the weather for the D3-5 opener this weekend, and it looks like we'll be getting some rain (and even snow at higher elevations) starting Saturday afternoon, and through the night. Should be cleared up by morning on Sunday. I've heard a ton about how this is prime hunting weather, but this will be my first time actually hunting it. Anyone have any tips or strategies on how to hunt rain/snow days?
 

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Stay dry. What I mean by that is to dress in layers, shed layers as needed and add layers as needed. Try not to sweat as much because it is harder to get dry. Sit your spots longer, the deer are just like us, they get cold and wet also. They get up a little later than usual with weather.
 

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I don't hunt those zones, so I am not sure if they are Blacktail or not. Assuming they are, with snow or even cold rain, they will be on the move, and starting to migrate. Granted, that migration is not likely to be completed. But the more you know about their routes, the better off you might be.
 

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When it rains in my zone it’s awesome. Right after the rain moves The animals come out and enjoy the newly washed desert grounds. We get fresh track to follow, the deer come out to dry themselves, so it’s always good to get up high and glass the desert. And yes stay dry like mentioned above. Good luck
 

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Besides everything else, have a lens cloth in your pocket to dry the scope lens.
 

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Just saw this post. The snow in D3-5 made for some amazing hunting. Hunt during and after bad weather.
 

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Just a quick tid bit, pick up a XX large paper painters cover alls, they make great snow camo, help keep you dry and warm and are very light and compact able.
 

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During is a great time to still hunt into thicker areas were the deer hole up but even when weather is helping to mask sound, smell and movement the deer are hard to see before they know you are around.
It's fun, if you hunt during storms don't get wet or worn out enough to miss the calm after.
 

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I just sprayed my waterfowl shotguns with this SC1 silicone spray. It helps keep mud and crud from sticking to your guns. This is my first use of this stuff. It makes the camo dip look like new. I think it will be a good preventive maintenance measure in keeping my guns working while slogging around in the mud.
 


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