I hunt in any weather because I only get to hunt weekends. I don't know about your state, but here in Tennessee the TN Wildlife Resources Agency won't give me any additional days at the end of the season because I chose not to hunt in the rain.
I have taken several birds in the past that I was unaware of their locationuntil theygobbled at thunder. If I had been hooched up in the truck waiting for it to quit raining I would have never heard them. Two of the three I've killed so far this year were in the rain.
On opening weekend I have never heard so much gobbling as I did when a thunderstorm blew through. Whenthe rainslacked up and it quit lightening I killed a bird within 30 minutes because I knewexactly where he was.
I have good rain equiptment. I can always clean my gun and dry my boots. I go hunting rain or shine.
__________________ Captain, Team 1 - The Last Gobble 2009 HuntingNet.com Spring Turkey Contest Champions
I have killed my most mature bird during an awesome thunder storm this tom had been blowing mysets for an entire season here in ca we get a couple weeks extra for archery.Anyway thunder helped this happen and it will always be memorable due to the thunder from botht the tom and nature.