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#2832919 - Tue Oct 30 2012 04:54 PM Re: Archery Hunting in the RAIN? [Re: OHIOFLATLANDER]
mountainhippie Offline
The man

Registered: Tue Nov 28 2006
Posts: 8760
Loc: Newark, DE
If it's raining hard enough for my clothes to get wet, I don't do archery. My colorblindness makes it hard enough to follow a blood trail, I don't need to be racing against it washing away. Sure, the deer SHOULD be laying dead within 100 yards, but even the best of us have a bad shot once in a while, some deer are apparently on pcp and don't know they're dead yet, and who knows what else can happen out there. Not worth the risk, in my mind, plus it's miserable
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#2832931 - Tue Oct 30 2012 05:03 PM Re: Archery Hunting in the RAIN? [Re: mountainhippie]
btm137 Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 05 2007
Posts: 611
Loc: Huntingdon, PA-4D,4A
Originally Posted By: mountainhippie
If it's raining hard enough for my clothes to get wet, I don't do archery. My colorblindness makes it hard enough to follow a blood trail, I don't need to be racing against it washing away. Sure, the deer SHOULD be laying dead within 100 yards, but even the best of us have a bad shot once in a while, some deer are apparently on pcp and don't know they're dead yet, and who knows what else can happen out there. Not worth the risk, in my mind, plus it's miserable


Agreed. It always sounds like a good idea until you hit one not where intended, it runs off, the blood washes away, and you are left with nothing but crow bait laying out there somewhere.
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#2832967 - Tue Oct 30 2012 05:52 PM Re: Archery Hunting in the RAIN? [Re: OHIOFLATLANDER]
Jaron Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 19 2003
Posts: 881
Loc: South Western, PA
You gotta make a good shot in the rain, no question. Still hunting has worked for me in the rain multiple times.
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#2833009 - Tue Oct 30 2012 06:34 PM Re: Archery Hunting in the RAIN? [Re: OHIOFLATLANDER]
creektroll3 Offline
enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 14 2006
Posts: 420
Loc: PA Butler co.
I had the best day of my season in the pouring rain yesterday. I hunted till 10:30am from my stand with no action so I got down and moved about 1/2 mile up the hollow to a clearcut area. Decided to still hunt the rest of the day till 4pm when I had to leave to watch the kids. Too make a long story short I saw 6 differnt bucks 3 legal but couldn't seal the deal. 5 of the 6 where running does and it all happend from 11am to 2:30pm. Early in the season if it's raining hard I'll usally skip the day but this time of the year it's go time. All the bucks where 20 yrds and closer the one I wanted just never step in a clear lane to take a shot.

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#2833075 - Tue Oct 30 2012 07:27 PM Re: Archery Hunting in the RAIN? [Re: OHIOFLATLANDER]
Pa.Bone Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: Thu Oct 25 2012
Posts: 1701
Loc: Western Pa. 2A
A tree umbrella is the key to all day sits in the rain during the rut. I wear rain pants to keep lower legs dry while sitting and hang bow and gear under umbrella.
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#2833452 - Wed Oct 31 2012 06:05 AM Re: Archery Hunting in the RAIN? [Re: OHIOFLATLANDER]
Uncle Nicky Offline
old hand

Registered: Wed Apr 07 2010
Posts: 935
Loc: Montgomery County, PA, USA
I have to be pretty desperate to bow hunt in the rain.

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