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How many have shot deer in the rain

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Wanted to how many of you have shot deer in the rain post some pics
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I have never shot a deer in outright rain, but the best buck I've ever killed (the one I use for my avatar) was in a very heavy mist. Foggy, misty, cloudy weather is some of my favorite weather to hunt.
 

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A light to moderate rain helps in that:

1. Your scent is less likely to reach your quarry.

2. Your noise/movement in somewhat muffled.

3. There are less hunters in the woods/fields.

4. Deer still move.

5. Of the 6 Boone & Crockett bucks I have seen in the wild....3 were moving in the rain.
 

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I have seen and taken some of my best bucks in light rain. In fact, I see a higher percentage of bucks on these days.
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Yes I have. 3 of them I lost ones blood trail and did not find it before it was ruined the next day.I almost lost one just happened to find it on our last circle of the evening.And The other fell in site .I will not hunt the rain agin with a bow!
 

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I won't hunt in a downpour, but a lite rain no problem. My understanding is the bucks need to refresh their scrapes more often because of the rain, that's why they are more active during that time.
Beautiful buck TrapHuntFish!
 

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Wanted to how many of you have shot deer in the rain post some pics

Do elk count?

Got this one in moderate rain which then turned into a down pour. Slick Trick BH's still left an awesome bloodtrail from the entrance hole only.

In NM I tend to see more big game activity when it rains.
 

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killed many deer during a light rain or just after a hard downpour, killed this doe last year on public land after a night of 35 degree hard rain. Caught her slipping out of a bedding area only 10 minutes after the rain let up.
 
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