09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

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09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby LTMFH » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:41 am

If you Waterfowl hunt for very long you will have a hunt in the rain. I dont mind hunting in the rain. Getting all the gear dry again after the hunt is a pain. Do you hunt in the Rain or turn off the alarm and stay home?

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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby okduckdude » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:47 am

I'm still out here lol
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby shoveler_shooter » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:58 am

Depends on the situation....if I think it'll be worth it or not.
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby okbucksnducks » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:14 am

I don't if it's monsoon-like or lightning with it
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby shoveler_shooter » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:35 am

okbucksnducks wrote:I don't if it's monsoon-like or lightning with it

Yeah, I usually hunt big water so those conditions would be a no-go. And high winds would be a no-go, depending on the lake and which boat is being used.
It's dangerous enough trying to dodge submerged obstacles in clear conditions.
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby cole1 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:40 am

I still go! I don't mind the rain or snow... If I have a chance to kill some ducks there isn't much that will detour me!
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby okduckdude » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:01 am

If I see lightning I head for the hills.. Other than that I hunt.

But I will take the boat out so I won't get my truck stuck.... Been there done that too many times, but I have a winch on one so I'm not too worried about it. Nevertheless I would much rather take the boat out in those conditions. Idk maybe it's just me.
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby Specklebelly » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:11 pm

I typically go but won't hunt in heavy rain or lightning but some of the best hunts I have had are being out in hard rain and then when it stops, the birds fly in like crazy.
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby Duck Whisperer » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:34 pm

Ditto. I don't let rain stop me unless it's lightning or gonna be a "toad strangler" all hunt. My philosophy is you gotta "pay your dues" to the Duck Gods. (Duck Gods don't favor fair weather hunters).
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby Duxndog » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:02 pm

Rob i am glad you posted this because a buddy and I just talked about this topic this morning. I have always heard ducks don't fly in the rain, but its when the rain stops I often forget about.
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby Duck Whisperer » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:18 pm

I generally don't see much fly in the rain myself. Had some good days during misty or light rain. Heavy rain sucks. I agree though that once a heavier rain stops, I have seen it be "good". Like Rob says, getting everything dry is the biggest pain to me, especially if you are hunting the next day also.
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby Skye Bustin' » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:37 pm

I've had a few decent hunts during nasty weather and I've also had the worst experience of my life. I won't travel down dirt roads if it has been raining very long. My little truck can't dig itself out of ditches very well.

I actually enjoy getting everything set up during a little rain/snow. I've worked out a limit in the rain before. Took some work but I got it. :thumbsup:

I'll have to be sure to stick around after a hard rain next time.
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby Jerkstring » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:59 am

LIGHTNING KEEPS ME OFF THE WATER. But I'll hunt in about anything else. Hunkering down or getting under cover until a heavy rain lets up has led to some great hunting shortly after for deer, ducks and turkey. We did hunt during a sleet and freezing rain that produced a lot of ducks and geese. But we sure wished we had left early due to the ice making it almost impossible to get home even with 4x4. 50 miles @ 10-20 mph was hard on a tired boy. The right rain gear makes you or breaks you in these situations.
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby XR2 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:55 am

I've never been able to figure out how to best gear up for the rain and I have limited means of crap I can haul in (walk in) to hunt with. I don't own a dedicated camo rain jacket and I sadly found out last year on a rainy duck hunt with DW that my Drake Waterfowl coat is not the most impervious piece of gear out there by a long shot :no:
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby petrotk40 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:59 am

LTMFH, what camo netting is that? I need to get some
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby LTMFH » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:38 am

petrotk40 wrote:LTMFH, what camo netting is that? I need to get some

Camo systems Max 4. Got mine at Cabelas.
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby petrotk40 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:23 pm

cool, thanks. is it pretty durable?
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby LTMFH » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:33 pm

petrotk40 wrote:cool, thanks. is it pretty durable?


I attach mine to a Rope fencing for backing. With the backing it is very strong. Without no so much.

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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby petrotk40 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:52 pm

that's awesome, thanks!
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby Skye Bustin' » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:54 pm

Where did you get your rope fencing and how did you attach it to the boat and netting?
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby LTMFH » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:21 pm

Skye Bustin' wrote:Where did you get your rope fencing and how did you attach it to the boat and netting?


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I used this rope fencing. http://www.westcoastnetting.com/netting ... 4-205.html
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby Jerkstring » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:17 pm

From hunting in the rain to duck boat camo without skipping a beat. How that happen lol.
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby okbucksnducks » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:28 pm

That's how we roll around here
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby Skye Bustin' » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:14 pm

Back on track now....

I, for one, am looking forward to many hunts in the rain this year. Its obvious we need it so I won't be complaining about drying out my gear this year
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Re: 09/20/13 Hunting in the RAIN!

Postby Duck Whisperer » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:46 am

Skye Bustin' wrote:Where did you get your rope fencing and how did you attach it to the boat and netting?



FYI, if you are ever in Tulsa, there is a company that deals in netting for sports related activities (goaly nets, golf course backdrop netting, batting cages, etc). They have small to HUGE pieces of netting with a lot of misfits, rejects, pieces left over after customizing, etc. Can't remember the name of the place or location, but it is on the access road paralleling 44 about 129th or 145th? A little internet surfung should find it. Anyway, they are not set up for sales to the public, but they let me come over and an employee walked me around the warehouse showing me options for what I wanted (something very similar to what Rob did). Fair prices too. I came from a commercial fishing family and I know what netting costs; it can get pretty pricey for even a small piece, so this option is pretty decent.
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