I would not be a fan of hunting deer in 80 degree temps, but that’s just what I know. I’m sure I could acclimate to it. I like hanging my deer in the barn for a couple days without having to worry about spoilage. I’d have to build a wall in cooler for sure! Lol but, hey, we all make the best of what we’ve got. Good luck! I hope the weather change gets them moving!
Yeah the drag out and the processing doesn't go good together in warm weather. Feels more like slave work and nonsense. Ten years ago I wouldn't of cared, but I know better nowadays. I'll wait till mid week when the cold front moves in. I've been bit by three cottonmouths and have had countless near misses with various species of venomous snakes through the years. Getting bit in December would be mildly discouraging. I hate snakes and prefer to hunt looking up in a good pair of walking shoes, and not at the ground for a hole snakes and prefer to skip the skeeters, fire ants, ect. Sweating is not fun in December either, it's an insult.
Lmao, all of that makes Texas sound soooo appealing! Jk, I’m sure it’s not all bad. I hate deer hunting with skeeters ringin in the ears! Having anything venomous here being extremely rare, I’ll take that all day long.
we used to hang deer in tree years ago. its been too warm these days to do that in bow season. when it started to get to warm we started packing in ice. even when it gets colder again ill still pack in ice. several benefits to this.
no worries about temp changing, we bring deer home whole instead of field dressing(thats mainly to send any yotes to neighboring properties!),
skinning takes place rite away so it easy off warm(ever skin a frozen deer? lol),
the meat stays just like it was when put in there(when skinned and hung in cooler it drys out and turns dark on outside. i have kept hind quarters on ice for 12 days before with no ill effects. most deer stay in there at least 5 days. so when you just have time to cut up one quarter before bed, you just go pull one out an do it. i can get 2 deer in my coleman 150 cooler. pack them in ice. check and top off ice on second day. after that it doesnt loose much ice, if in shade and not 80*.
ill never go back to hanging deer, its that beneficial. imo
Yeah, tornados blew through yesterday. It's been a muggy wet hot mess. The leaves have been wet for two weeks easily. They won't blow around in the wind. That's wet. A high pressure blew in today around 2 pm. Haven't seen the sunlight in days. It was very welcomed. I wanted to scream out loud with joy. The temps are dropping too! The ground in the woods is probably like a wet cow patty. Fun walk'n days ahead of me.
Mag, thats why it came to be in first place for me. most all of bow season is too warm to hang. i cant let weather rule my hunting any more than it does already. try it once and youll be doing it too. after that first time, i do it whether its warm or cold now. as you say, to each his own. but i truly believe everyone that tries it, smacks themselves on the forehead, like i did. lol
my avitar pic is what happens when its too cold to hang. lol thats a frozen deer on my table. i used to have to set them on top my chest freezer for hours just to start quartering them up. that sucks. the meat doesnt age frozen like it does on ice either.
hope your sun brought you good luck RK! dont sit on any cactus. lol or get chiggers. the worst case of chiggers i ever had was from somewhere tween Amarillo and Pampa. funny story with them. we had went out on prairie riding friends 250r three wheelers shooting jacks and exploring. then we went to movies that night. you could smell Lysol in theater. when we got up next day we all thought we had crabs or scabies or something from that theater. lmao i remember it like it was last week and that was 1986 for cripe sakes!
Yeah, we hid out in a parking garage in town to avoid death. Chiggers are the worst! I stay away from sandy hilly areas in warm weather. Seems like chiggers love hills and sand. I spray the hell out of some bug spray. The weather has been all over the place here. Weather man said all sun for Friday and it was all cloud and sleet and rain? I skipped my evening chance simply because of a 1 hour drive back in black ice possibility. Today the weather looks ok. I've gone a thousand times a thousand when I shouldn't of. Too hot, wet, ect. Fairweather hunter fisher sounds better nowadays. Those drives back in the rain and getting home soaking wet and cold, wet gear, ect, rarely produced any good hunts anyways, though those big bastards to move in it! Low pressure weather is ok, but east texas deer move way better on a cold high pressure evening, and my vision is better in it too. They're bad about moving right before dark. I'd rather score a big one in workable weather to allow a chance for more enjoyment/management. Sounds picky I know, but I could tell a many stories of frozen deer or 90°opening rifle season kills that really sucked.
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