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    Default Hunting in the rain

    I'm heading out next friday, after the opener, and rain may be in the forecast. Do you guys hunt in the rain and if so how does your approach differ? Do you look for more shelter cover or does rain really affect the way the birds act. I've heard that some guys say it is pointless to hunt in the rain but I just can't see why that would be the case. I figure the birds will hold better and we can get closer shots. Just wondering really.


    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisco5111 View Post
    I'm heading out next friday, after the opener, and rain may be in the forecast. Do you guys hunt in the rain and if so how does your approach differ? Do you look for more shelter cover or does rain really affect the way the birds act. I've heard that some guys say it is pointless to hunt in the rain but I just can't see why that would be the case. I figure the birds will hold better and we can get closer shots. Just wondering really.


    Chris
    I slow way down....the birds do hold better, but your clothes get heavy in a hurry. Those that stick it out may be rewarded

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    I agree with Kansasbrittany, the birds will hold a little tighter so just slow down and let your pup work. I look at it this way, I can't hunt in my back yard so if I'm going to be in the field anyway, why let a little rain stop me. There's some really good light weight rain gear on the market and I put it to good use.

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    To me ,its according how hard it's raining.Light mist to gentle drizzle,find no problem.If its any harder then that,no thanks,IF you are walking chest high grass,it's no fun at all.If you where in stubble,or stalks,then no problem,except for the muddy roads.

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    I may be crazy but I like hunting in the rain. The dogs dont mind it either, at least mine don't. The worst part is those darn Kansas dirt roads. Bring plenty of gun oil for after the hunt.

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    I agree with what others have said, the roads gettin impassable is the biggest issue in the area that we hunt. A little rain helps the dogs and doesnt bother me, but if it gets too wet then we arent able to get to our spots w/o tearing up the roads which isnt a good thing to do
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    I hate getting wet. So if theres really heavy dew I'll sleep in, and if its raining I'll find something else to do.

    Probably one of the reasons I stick to Western KS is the fact I like sand and hate the mud.

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    Megan, my Griff, loves hunting in the rain/snow. My only problem is my eye glasses. They can be a real problem in wet weather.
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    hunting in the rain or a snow storm seperates the diehards from the wonnabees I like hunting in inclamite weather and so do the dogs I one a couple trials becouse of rainy conditions break out the frogg toggs and role out to get some birds
    A Bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush

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    If it ain't pouring I like hunting, Pheasants don't like to get wet either, and if you can find some good overhead cover you'll be done quickly, pines are the best.
    What I don't like is rain and a temp. around freezing the dog gets cold.

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