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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-07-2016, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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SNOW FOR THE FIRST DAY OF DEER .{ RIFLE SEASON}

Man,wouldn't that be just the most amazing thing to see?
I can't recall when this has happened last ? I don't like being cold nor cold feet ,but would truly enjoy it after all these years with out it !

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Re: SNOW FOR THE FIRST DAY OF DEER .{ RIFLE SEASON}

How long ago do you mean? We had snow for the 1st day in 2013 and 2014 granted I think 14 it melted by the end of the day but got it back later in the week and had it for the whole 2nd week.
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Re: SNOW FOR THE FIRST DAY OF DEER .{ RIFLE SEASON}

The last year we had snow here in Washington County for the opener was the first year of antler restrictions and we just had a patchy dusting. 2003 maybe?

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Re: SNOW FOR THE FIRST DAY OF DEER .{ RIFLE SEASON}

I like 45 and sunny.
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Re: SNOW FOR THE FIRST DAY OF DEER .{ RIFLE SEASON}

lately, its been more first days in a light sweatshirt due to the warm weather. I miss the freezing cold, blizzard type first days of yesteryear...
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Re: SNOW FOR THE FIRST DAY OF DEER .{ RIFLE SEASON}

2014 we had snow in Bradford county

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Re: SNOW FOR THE FIRST DAY OF DEER .{ RIFLE SEASON}

also had it in tioga county that year.
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we have to have snow, its a Pennsylvania tradition. its not rifle season or Christmas without snow.

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Re: SNOW FOR THE FIRST DAY OF DEER .{ RIFLE SEASON}

The colder the better for rifle season. Snow on the ground increases visibility, and the lower temps keep people moving, which sends the deer into the escape routes I hunt.

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Re: SNOW FOR THE FIRST DAY OF DEER .{ RIFLE SEASON}

We had snow on the ground for the first day of rifle in 2014. Here in the Allegheny ridge of Somerset County, we can have 3 to 4 inches of snow then head 14 miles east into Bedford County and have nothing. But a 1,000 foot drop in elevation will do that.

I've been hunting since 1978, I've seen snow, rain and 60 degree sunny days on the first day. My very first deer hunt in 1978 was day of pouring rain then it changed over to a heavy wet snow in the early afternoon and saw more than 40 deer, I'll never forget that day.

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