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Old 11-06-2007, 09:51 AM
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is hunting during the peak rut/rut worth it with approximately 20 mph winds? will the deer still be moving like they would with good conditions?
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:53 AM
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Well we are facing 22mph winds today with rain/snow. I'll be out for a short after work hunt. I know for sure I have 0 chance on my couch!
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:07 AM
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last night in Illinois i saw 13 deer, mix between bucks/doe in 20-25 mph winds. Get out there and hunt if you can!
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:13 AM
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of course im going to get out in the woods...i have an excused absense from school! who wouldnt?!?!?!?! haha i love this time of year
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:29 AM
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Of course it is, they were moving yesterday during our little blizzards in Wi and they were moving hard get out and hunt.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:50 PM
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The deer in my avatar was shot in 25 mph wind, during the rut.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:51 PM
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With the rut, you can never tell. Only know if you get out. Id stick to funnels and cover.
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:03 PM
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What kind of answer did you expect here? Get out and hunt, of course. The "big one" is not going to follow routines and norms. That is why he is the big one.
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:19 PM
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Well it's now blowing at 25 mph at 27 degrees ..rain/sleet/snow off/on Thank goodness for daylight savings time lol!
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:22 PM
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They smell an estrus doe they will be on the move.. I've killed bucks moving in some pretty serious snow storms, winds blowing hard etc.. not the best conditions but during the rut.. I'd be out there.. There is always that chance the wind or storm will die down for a bit and deer will move then too.. I killed my buck in Oct with 16-19 mph winds.. right before dark it died down..he got up out of his bed to feed.
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