Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Does the cold really get the deer moving?

Old 01-05-2006, 03:02 PM
  #1  
Dominant Buck
Thread Starter
 
Chuck7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 25,116
Default Does the cold really get the deer moving?

Hey friends,
Here in Florida it's normally in the 60s now. This weekend is the last weekend for central Florida and the temps are supposed ot be in the upper 20s. Will this really get the deer movng and is there scientific proof?
thanks,
Chuck7
Chuck7 is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 04:10 PM
  #2  
Nontypical Buck
 
buckhunter14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: in the woods or on the water...
Posts: 4,832
Default RE: Does the cold really get the deer moving?

I think this is very true. When we have a warm front move through, the deer seen are deffinately lower numbers. This is more during bow hunting for us. Deer rifle season, it is in the teens so the deer are always moving, unless it gets real cold like this year. (-10 temps are hard to hunt [:-])
buckhunter14 is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 05:42 PM
  #3  
Typical Buck
 
KickerPoint79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 789
Default RE: Does the cold really get the deer moving?

Yes, I believe it does. I seem to always see more deer when it is colder.
KickerPoint79 is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 06:22 PM
  #4  
Dominant Buck
Thread Starter
 
Chuck7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 25,116
Default RE: Does the cold really get the deer moving?

Thanks gentlemen....I guess they are cold.

Chuck7 is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 06:47 PM
  #5  
 
Spiffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 284
Default RE: Does the cold really get the deer moving?




I think it does. When it is warm deer don't really feel like moving around much. IN drives it is harder to get deer out because they just don't feel like running with a big winter coat on. They even eat more when it is cold, from what I've seen.


[/align]
Spiffy is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 06:59 PM
  #6  
Giant Nontypical
 
DoctorDeath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Huntsville Alabama
Posts: 6,486
Default RE: Does the cold really get the deer moving?

I find up here in north Alabama that the deer tend to move more and later in the morning when there is a hard frost on the ground .. I dont think they like to browse while the grass or accorns are froze so they will wait for it to heat up a little after the sun comes up in the morning ... but yes it seems like they do move better when its cold ..

dd
DoctorDeath is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 07:31 PM
  #7  
Boone & Crockett
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ponce de Leon Florida USA
Posts: 10,079
Default RE: Does the cold really get the deer moving?

I hope so cause they sure havn't been moving the last couple of weeks for us.
timbercruiser is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 09:31 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Iowa
Posts: 100
Default RE: Does the cold really get the deer moving?

It has been my experince that the cold will get the deer moving. Whenever a cold front has came through, I've seen tons of deer, especially after it snows several inches. Lately it has been warm here and the snow melted and I haven't seen squat for the last 2 weeks.
SuperMagnum is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 10:18 PM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
 
121553's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NW Montana / SW Alberta Rockies
Posts: 3,258
Default RE: Does the cold really get the deer moving?

Chuck, I'm sure the cold weather in the 20's will get those thin skinned deer down in fla. moving. The deer down there have little, if any body fat and I'll bet they'll have to move to stay warm. Here the deer have such a high body fat that it really doesn't make a diff when it gets cold, but the snow here will really get them a moving.

Bobby
121553 is offline  
Old 01-06-2006, 05:38 AM
  #10  
Dominant Buck
Thread Starter
 
Chuck7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 25,116
Default RE: Does the cold really get the deer moving?

thanks gents,

I will be out there. I thiught my season was over and have my stand with me..so I'll need to carry it back into the swamp at 5:00 and be real quiet. I'll sit till I can't stand it any longer. I'll see what the cold will do. I heardf the other day on Jeopardy that there is no such thing as cold weather ..just inappropriately dressed.I'll be wearing the right stuff.

No calls I guess huh?? I'm in a WMA so maybe some others will push the deer as well. As I was sitting in my new secret spot..I notived 2 other flashlightsthat is depressing. I am in the swamp on the edge of the inner dense swamp. The other 2 are on the other side of the dense swamp. One about 150 yds .the other about 300 yds. That is the problem about WMA hunting. Hardto get away.
Chuck7 is offline  

Quick Reply: Does the cold really get the deer moving?


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.