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Hunting in the heat wave
Anyone doing all days sits these next few days during the near 80 temps we are having in oh/pa? Are they productive at all?
I'll wait it out and start hunting 11/1.
Thanks, thats what I was thinking as well
hunted till 9:00 today until I had to go to work.. rudely interrupted at 11:30 by a trail cam pic of a big buck walking directly in front of the stand I was in two and a half hours earlier. Anything can happen at anytime.. One thing for certain, I wasn't killing that buck cause i wasn't hunting.....
I wont sit all day in SC, but i will be hunting in the 80 degree weather this wkd. I will leaving for out of state hunt next wkd so i have to hunt my farm while i have a chance, regardless of the weather.
Fields, good intel, thanks. Might be worth an all day sit
I have a inch of snow coming Sunday. It's on....
Lots of bucks were moving this past weekend in MO. Shot a 148 6/8” deer on an 80 degree high, he was still working a scrape line in shooting light and had 2 other bucks with him. I certainly wouldn’t let the temp dissuade you
Ive got nothing mid day on cameras. Only activity is early am and late pm. Still alot of nocturnal movement here. Central OH
If a beautiful young woman approached you and said "let's get it on".....knowing that your species really only gets laid for about 1-2 months out of the year, are you really going to think to yourself, "Nah.....it's too hot ...."? Maybe the activity is reduced somewhat, but it only takes one opportunity to make it worthwhile....now if the warm weather in some way compromises your stand, making it easier for you to get busted, that is a different story.....
Turned 62 yesterday. I hate to admit it but I'm loosing interest in killing. Don't get me wrong the main property I hunt asks of me to kill 20 deer per season & I always fulfill that request. Just saying that at one point in my life the only thing more important than bow hunting was pussy & these days a really good steak or perhaps some homemade ice cream on some peach cobbler gets more of my interest than killing deer.
Thanks Boggs. Going to bring the sunscreen and try and make it all day
Timex great post! Sure glad i am 42 and not 62!!
I’m not saying don’t hunt because it’s hot but I think it’s a little soon for all day sits. Plus I’ve got other stuff I have to do!
The number of pictures that I am getting on my cell cameras is way down since it has warmed up. In retrospect, during the last cold front they were up and I killed a nice buck at 6:00 pm. In November I am in the stand every moment that I can. After 10/25 I hunt cold fronts and may sit all day during a cold front. After 10/28 I will hunt all day unless there is a warm front. Other than that I will not hunt a morning stand and I will not hunt an afternoon stand unless I have a very good reason to such as having a buck I want to kill on camera during daylight or having seen one during daylight. I realize that we cannot kill a buck from the couch. However, I think that for every buck killed by hunting during less-than-ideal times 50 or more are bumped and become much harder to kill. IMO if a bloodhound can smell our trail for 3 days so can a buck. I don't think that we have to even bump a buck to let him know that we are hunting him. A long way of saying that I would not hunt during the warm spell that we are presently having for the next few days if my goal was to kill a mature buck this season. I believe that it is counterproductive.
Jake I'd probably wake up about then. ??
Im with Goyt on his thoughts. The only pics I have in daylight are does and immature bucks. The mature bucks are spotty and nocturnal right now.
From next Tuesday on will be much better for all day sits and hunting in general with the 20 degree drop in temps
I don't know how you guys can sit all day.
All the deer movement around here has been early and late, and the mature bucks haven't joined the does, yet. We do have a cold front coming this weekend, which should get them moving a bit more.
I was planning on hunting Saturday morning and evening but I'm planning on just hunting Saturday and Sunday in the morning since it will be cooler then in the evenings. Next week the temps will be dropping to the 50's during the day and then i'll try to sit most of the day on a couple of days off i have.
I am waiting till Monday and hunting every day after that till I kill. Too hot.
I drive a trash container roll off truck & back & forth to the landfill all day.
Early am this morning I cought a glimpse of a good buck in a bean field, my next 2 trips to the landfill there were different smaller bucks in the same part of the field. I'm on the coast of VA & I'd guess it's beginning to get busy. I've taken the 6th to 10th off but my boss is cool & I can change that to the following week if I want.
Pic of a very big 8 at 10am two days ago, before the heatwave. Not too much since. I won’t sit out all day during a heat wave again.., ugh.
Waiting for the cold front on Halloween , getting pumped , saw a few scrapes and a rub line Monday the 23rd .
Temps supposed to drop after high 70's today. Too warm for late October in New England!
No all day sits yet. But,it's coming.
It's just starting to turn on around here. The temps dropped considerably overnight. My backyard does had 3 mature bucks join them, this morning. The bucks did a lot of playful sparring and raking. There was no dogging going on, yet. They were on their feet until about 9 am, then again around noon.
Interesting, I am excited. Off wed Thursday and Friday of next week.