Discussion in 'Hunting' started by daniel craig, Jan 15, 2022.
How long is season?
I got very cold. After about two hours I went back to the car for some food took a nap in the warmth for about 45 minutes and then went back out.
It's the Tompkins county DMFA season from 8Jan to 31Jan (inclusive).
We spent a night in a tent at -5 with no heat one season in Colorado. I slept in a Marine Down mummy bag with insulated coveralls and stocking cap. There was a 1 1/2 of frost on the ceiling of the tent from our breath. Now at 71 I would love to do it again.
Around here, at this time of year, those are average temps. Around here, cold snaps bring deer out to feed, even in the middle of the day. Makes sense since the middle of the day is generally the warmest and warm sun on deer hair makes for a warmer deer than one bedded in the cold. 6 degrees for a daytime high means double digit below zero temps for a nightime low. Cold temps burn calories and by this time of year fat reserves, even on adult does is starting to wane. It's always amazes me to watch the bird feeder in the back yard. The activity there alone can tell me if there's a cold snap or snow coming. Like deer, as long as the wind is not howling, below average cold makes for heavy feeding. Many times a high pressure(sun and calm winds) cold snap follows snow and if the snow was heavy, deer will be out and feeding, regardless of the temps. Sunny hillsides, even of the sun is not shining, is a good spot for bedded deer when it's cold.
If I ever get hungry ....I may do it again ....
1. I had enough clothes/gear that I didn't get overly cold in the 4hrs I was out so in that I was successful.
2. The amount of gear I had on would have made it difficult to properly shoulder and fire my rifle.
3. Thinking about field dressing a deer in those conditions was highly unpleasant and I'm rather happy I didn't see anything.
Been there, done that with that model helicopter. Also been there and done that at 120 above with that model helicopter.
I get cold below 70 degrees now. I don't do astronomy in the winter.
Really special friends help move pianos and gun safes.
In that lab we started at 80 went down to -55 then back to 125 (160 on the blades to see if they would come apart) then back to 80. Took almost three months.
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