How cold is cold for you?

Crossbow Hunting

Moderators: Bill T, Excalibur Marketing Dude

User avatar
BrotherRon
Posts: 1797
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:47 am
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Contact:

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by BrotherRon » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:54 pm

Monday morning I sat for a couple hours and it was -2 :shock:
It was -15 when I went to work this morning and that is waaay tooo cold for me.
supposed to warm up a little by next weekend and I am hoping to get out and shoot something.
This late in the season "Brown Is Down" as long as it is bigger than a fawn.
Matrix 310/330 Snuffy II~ Hawke XB30 Pro SR ~TT~Tombstone Case.
36" All Weather Tactical Case. Danny Miller Top Mount Quiver
Strings by Boo ~ 8ptbuk..
http://www.freewebs.com/kingdomushers/
Matthew 25:50 & 51

SEW
Posts: 1355
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:55 am
Location: NE Arkansas

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by SEW » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:34 am

This morning here in NR AR, it's 13 F with 16 mph wind. Wind chill is -4. Unfortunately, though I'm supposed to be off work today, I'm having to work most of the day, anyway. The joys of being an over 70 , private practice dentist and trying to take vacation on our 3 day gun season, ML SG only (out of a total of 7 days for all year)!
However, it'd be miserable out there. Passed up 16 slick heads and 3 small racked bucks yesterday.
This afternoon should have the temps in the high teens. For us southerners, this is pretty cool. I'll be out there!
For you Canadians and northerners, this might be a heat wave.

User avatar
Onetimeonly x-->
Posts: 1027
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:44 pm
Location: Somewhere South Of Heaven

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by Onetimeonly x--> » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:46 am

I was out last night in single digits, as long as the wind is moderate it's doable. Can't seem to get the toe warming gig just quite right yet, not bad but a reminder of the cold. Late season hunts are a highlight of the season, deer move and if there is a food source, good chance you'll see deer...
'13 Matrix 380/Hawke XB30 Pro Scope
'13 Matrix 355/Hawke XB30 Scope
Boo Trigger & Custom Strings
Wabi Custom Calls
AND A WHOLE LOT OF FRESH AIR!!
Godspeed!!
Scott

User avatar
vixenmaster
Posts: 13177
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:51 pm
Location: Land of Rocks, Ozarks Mo.

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by vixenmaster » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:17 pm

Geez i was out in my Hang-On stand in 12 mph winds from the North. I stayed til i could not see well enuff to make out small antlers n got down. I did not see any tick toters, its cold this mornin n winds too much fer me. Tomorrow will be anudder chance
crossbowcrossroads.com/forum/
Marie Laveau Voodoo Queen Matrix 360 Utahraptor Scorpyd DS
Pipsqueak Hybrid Micro/Matrix 135 lb 235 fps Banshee MXB320
Captain Jack Sparrow Custom Micro 355
[email protected] 417-505-9315

User avatar
Species8472
Posts: 420
Joined: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:16 am
Location: WMU 82a, Ontario

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by Species8472 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:38 pm

Went out and sat for 4 hours yesterday afternoon. Air temp was -18C (0F) and windchill was supposedly -28C (-18F). Had 6 does come in at 430 pm to the food plot and watched them at 15-20 yards for about 15 minutes. Two or three of them kept their eyes on me at all times and one finally decided to come over and check me out. She got to within 3 yards (I was sitting on the ground behind some windfall) before she smelled me and gave the alarm call.

Image

Gear for the day included:

- pair of merino long underwear
- pair of fleece long underwear over the merino
- fleece lined pants
- insulated snow camo overalls
- merino base long sleeve tee
- fleece sweater
- North Face 850 goose down parka
- Snow camo parka shell
- thin merino balaclava
- snow camo hat
- heated gloves
- heated boots with bison wool socks

I felt like the Michelin Man but was quite comfortable
Never violate a woman, nor harm a child. Do not lie, cheat or steal. These things are for lesser men. Protect the weak against the evil strong. And never allow thoughts of gain to lead you into the pursuit of evil.

-The Iron Code of Druss the Legend

SEW
Posts: 1355
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:55 am
Location: NE Arkansas

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by SEW » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:06 pm

Still here. 18F 13-15 mph wind. It’s brisk. Not for old people, so you old people stay in and leave it for us youngsters. It’s our 3 day “gun” season. I have my 45 PacNor barrel’d Sav 10ML2. 195 Barnes @ 2770’/sec. 3” hi @100, 2”low @200. 16 does yesterday morning, 3 scrub bucks. Didn’t shoot. Much colder tomorrow.

SEW
Posts: 1355
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:55 am
Location: NE Arkansas

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by SEW » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:14 pm

Species, I’m impressed. The cold here is moist cold. I expect the same there.

SEW
Posts: 1355
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:55 am
Location: NE Arkansas

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by SEW » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:46 am

Getting close to too cold for me to be in open treestand. 12 F/15 mph N wind and going down to 6 F/15 mph N wind. Getting close to too cold . I'll see later this afternoon. Maybe we >70 southerners are just soft.

User avatar
vixenmaster
Posts: 13177
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:51 pm
Location: Land of Rocks, Ozarks Mo.

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by vixenmaster » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:27 pm

I get cold now jus readin this Thread, its kept me out of my ML huntin season. Even in my ground blind in 2 hrs my feet are like blocks of ice. Then they ache n hurt so bad til i can get them by the wood stove to thaw out. Its all i can do to go out n split fire wood n bring it in the cabin at 17 degrees. Jus 2 days left of my ML season n weather says both will be 2-3 degrees lows n high teens fer the highs
crossbowcrossroads.com/forum/
Marie Laveau Voodoo Queen Matrix 360 Utahraptor Scorpyd DS
Pipsqueak Hybrid Micro/Matrix 135 lb 235 fps Banshee MXB320
Captain Jack Sparrow Custom Micro 355
[email protected] 417-505-9315

User avatar
Species8472
Posts: 420
Joined: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:16 am
Location: WMU 82a, Ontario

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by Species8472 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:27 pm

4 hours in the climber today. Hunted until last light. Passed on 6 does. Air temperature of -22C (-7F) with windchill of -31C (-23F).

Image
Never violate a woman, nor harm a child. Do not lie, cheat or steal. These things are for lesser men. Protect the weak against the evil strong. And never allow thoughts of gain to lead you into the pursuit of evil.

-The Iron Code of Druss the Legend

flightattendant100
Posts: 3796
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:06 pm
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by flightattendant100 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:43 pm

Y'all can make fun of my southern butt. 26F this morning, north wind 12 mph. Blowing freezing drizzle. I made it fine in my "shooting house". If I was in a tree ..... never wanted a deer that bad. Saw 2does, 3 fawns. Would have had to been good to pull the trigger and take my gloves off to start the work.
Go ahead.... make fun! Trip home was interesting with all road closures and wrecks from ice.

User avatar
Doe Master
Site Admin
Posts: 4282
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:57 am
Location: Baden , Ontario

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by Doe Master » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:47 pm

Got a doe last night . It was so cold that it made it hard to even get the skin off her in time . This morning it was -27 with out a windchill . :shock:
The nice thing is the deer in this cold have to keep moving and eating . :)
Paul , 26 F that is darn near tropical . Were you hunting in a t-shirt . :lol:
Prone est ut nos es plurimus periculosus

User avatar
robertyb
Posts: 2227
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:35 pm
Location: Georgia

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by robertyb » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:16 pm

It was 78 in my den this morning and while drinking a couple of cups of hot coffee and reading Crossbow forums on the computer I kept a half an eye on my food plot out back for deer. None were seen and I enjoyed not being outside in the cold. Will probably get up early and do it again tomorrow. It is nice having all the deer meat I need already in the freezer. 8) :D
Wildlife Population Control Specialist

hankenhunter
Posts: 2717
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:21 pm
Location: Thompson/Nicola, British Colombia

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by hankenhunter » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:27 pm

Species8472 wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:27 pm
4 hours in the climber today. Hunted until last light. Passed on 6 does. Air temperature of -22C (-7F) with windchill of -31C (-23F).

Image
Okay that brings back memories. That's a good bristly you got goin on. :lol:
Hank
2010 Equinox The "Beast"
Big John's Zombies with helical blazers
S-5 string stoppers
150 gr. boltcutters, 145 gr. Saunders blunts
Varizone scope
Vixen master string
DaGriz knife

SEW
Posts: 1355
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:55 am
Location: NE Arkansas

Re: How cold is cold for you?

Post by SEW » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:27 am

I spent the last 2 hours of the day in a stand. 16 F 10 mph N wind. It was a bit cold. 2 6-pts, bb, 3 does. Nothing I wanted to shoot. Certainly nothing I wanted to get back home nor field dress.
It’s morning now, was up much of the night helping my son with his car - outside in the 6F temp along with light wind. Miserable! Yet, places north are 20-30 degrees F colder than here: hopefully a drier cold.
Yes, I’m going after I wake up a bit. :D

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: galamb, Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot] and 42 guests