0 degrees in the blind

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by chloeshooter, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

    The deer were much smarter than we were today. Wind chills below zero for most of the day. Did not even hear a single one. Not sure had I seen one if I would have shot it or cuddled with it. Brrrrrr



  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

    We're currently dealing with 31° and our first bit of snow.
    Whiskey tango foxtrot. Over.

  3. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

    Roger that. They say cold weather gets the deer moving. 'They' are not deer hunters in Siberia!
  4. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

    Yep, Its seems a lot colder when sitting in your blind upside down!!:D
  5. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

    Build a fire. Not in the blind. I don't know how many deer have wandered up on me while I was drying my socks or just getting warm. I keep trash bags of dry leaves to burn. I smell like leaf smoke and deer walk right up to me. Deer are curious creatures. Anything they smell that is unusual they walk right up to it.

    Hunters often put to much effort into covering their scent. They spray themselves with scent away and similar products. After a bit deer know that scent away means danger. Think about it, if deer ran away every time they smelled a human they would run themselves to death.
  6. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

    Yep. I smoke while hunting. Never an issue.
  7. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

    My attitude is I get my scent all over the land I hunt.

    Deer and other critters get used to it. When somebody

    strange comes onto the land, then they have something to

    sniff about.

    THIS is why you should glass and track your prey year round.

    Find out their watering holes, sleeping areas, where and what

    they eat. Then, when the season starts, you can harvest your

    trophy, and be walking OUT of the woods, while the other hunters

    are walking in. Needless to say, you're going to spend @3X on

    optics what you spend on firearms...
  8. GTX63

    GTX63 New Member

    Two thoughts- I moved out into the country to get away from the rat race. So it seems like everytime my wife wants me to take her into the city shopping, I end up at the busiest 4 way intersection in town, traffic jammed up full of knuckleheads right next to the mall. I always look down at the clock and it is usually around noon, and I think to myself "How in the hell did I let this happen?'"

    Second thought- In my younger days I used to shake my head at my buddies who would schlep out to their blinds or stands before sunrise, rain/sleet, maybe below freezing, windy, and sit out there like a doofus for 8 hours with their fingers too cold to even hold their gun. Then yesterday morning I'm pulling a 150lb buck out of a creek bed and I slip in the mud and go right into the icy water, and I think to myself "How in the hell did I let this happen?"
  9. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

    4 deg here opening morning and a 12 mph wind, don't know what the wind chill would have been but according to my boy it was about 30 deg below damn cold. 2 hanging before noon, 7 point and a big doe. It was 0 when I got up this morning so now I have 2 deersickles hanging, should be fun to deal with today.
  10. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

    How cold is it......................

    Here in La. we don't get to many really cold days. But when we do, all hell brakes loose. Times we had a white X mas and evvvvery thing froze including the toilet in the house. The tails on the nutria froze and fell off. Went duck hunting, brought a gallon of morgan ddddavid wine. It was so cold we could not put shells into the tubes on the shot guns.............At the camp the tide dropped all night and left the boat high and dry.......That was when I thought I was tuff........Brrrrrrrrrrr...........:eek::)
  11. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

    That is my thinking too!
    I let the deer & other critters get used to my smell while I scout throughout the year. Then by the time season opens I can sit in a chair on the ground & deer walk buy me. I had a doe come within 5' of me first part of bow season.
    Opening day gun season 11/16 sun up was 6:32am. legal hunting started 6:02am. about 6:15am. a 8 point buck came walking under my stand, I let him walk out from under the stand out to about 75 yds. when he turned broad side I dropped him with one shot. I packed up my stuff & got down from the stand while waiting for him to pass, I checked him to be sure he was down & then temporary tagged him. I walked out to pick up my deer cart walked back in, loaded him up, took him out to the edge of the road, cleaned him out, loaded him into the truck & was on the road home by 7:30am. I would have been out of there earlier if it hadn't been for the hunters going in stopping me for congrats. ;)

    With a temp of 12° this morn & wind chill of less than 0° it wasn't a fun morning, I didn't stay out long.
  12. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

    I was sick of shivering for the last few years, the older you get the more it is just painful, so this fall I made plexiglass windows for my ground blind that open quiet, got a mr. buddy 9000 btu heater, sealed all the gaps with expanding foam and have even been using my other propane heater on the floor to boil water for my coffee and cook soup. Opening day it was about 40 degrees and I was hunting in a t-shirt and socks, even at 20 degrees like it was today I can keep it about 80 degrees in the blind. I probably been scaring all the deer away with the smells of soup boiling on the floor of my blind, but iv'e had a lot of fun this year so far.
  13. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

    Wind does tend to keep the deer in the bottoms and around thicker cover . Not going to move around much. The cold is all good but that wind !!