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    Best time to hunt: Before, During, or After a Cold Front?

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    What is the best time to hunt, before, during, or after a cold front?




    Because here in MN we have one coming in.
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    All of the above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSLegacy View Post
    Before and during. Once it blows out, activity will go back to normal. Just hunt every chance you can.
    X'S-2 on that ! That's what I've observed before !!

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    If your only days to hunt are Friday and Saturday, then here is what I do:
    -hunt before the front if the front is on Sunday or Monday
    -hunt during the front if the front is on Friday or Saturday
    -hunt after the front if the front is on Wednesday or Thursday

    Seriously, I get excited about all phases of the front... before, during, and after. Weather changes seem to bring game movement throughout the duration. I get especially excited when the forcast calls for dramatic drop in temperatures. Truthfully, I can't commit to "before, during, or after." I like them all.
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    The day the cold front hits

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    Depends on what time of year. For an early season front I say before and during. Late season before and after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mplane72 View Post
    Depends on what time of year. For an early season front I say before and during. Late season before and after.

    Interesting.


    Why is it different?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedp View Post
    Interesting.


    Why is it different?
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    Because in the later season the cold fronts can be harsh and cause animals to slow their movement. Really it depends on the climate where you hunt. I'd say a weather front that is very harsh for your area may slow movement down but it may not even be for a whole day.

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    here is a good thread started with some helpful info.
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    The answer is....YES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedp View Post
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    What is the best time to hunt, before, during, or after a cold front?

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    Best time to hunt: Before, During, or After a Cold Front?

    Early season I like to be out there when the mercury is dropping if I can. Especially if it is going from warm to drastically cooler like what we have forecasted this week where it's going to go from 70 to 50 for daytime temps. And after. Before when the temp is higher movement is usually at a minimum but once it drops they start moving. Late season before and after. To me drops in temp aren't as critical late season as storms. It's already cold but when there is a large storm moving with the cold front be there before and after.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kb83 View Post
    Early season I like to be out there when the mercury is dropping if I can. Especially if it is going from warm to drastically cooler like what we have forecasted this week where it's going to go from 70 to 50 for daytime temps. And after. Before when the temp is higher movement is usually at a minimum but once it drops they start moving. Late season before and after. To me drops in temp aren't as critical late season as storms. It's already cold but when there is a large storm moving with the cold front be there before and after.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kstigall View Post
    Because in the later season the cold fronts can be harsh and cause animals to slow their movement. Really it depends on the climate where you hunt. I'd say a weather front that is very harsh for your area may slow movement down but it may not even be for a whole day.

    I hunt as much as I can.
    That's my thinking. In late season with low temps and wind deer can lose more heat from being on their feet feeding then they can take in in food to generate more heat. At these times they will just hunker down in their beds and wait for a break. I love being out at these times.

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