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    Hey, this is my first post and my first season hunting up in NH. I was planning on going this weekend but saw that there might be a storm with 30+MPH winds. Is this conditions you would want to hunt in? I read that deer don;t move as much in high winds, but I wasn't sure if this is high for this area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipmiami View Post
    Hey, this is my first post and my first season hunting up in NH. I was planning on going this weekend but saw that there might be a storm with 30+MPH winds. Is this conditions you would want to hunt in? I read that deer don;t move as much in high winds, but I wasn't sure if this is high for this area.
    I think it depends on the area of the country because some areas are prone to higher winds than others but as a general rule I think that when you've got 30+ mph winds the deer will remain bedded and you'd have to spot and stalk to see one. Definitely wouldn't recommend sitting too high in a tree during 30+ mph winds!

    I think you're best bet with the upcoming storm is to be out there as soon as you can after it passes. After prolonged rain/snow and high winds the deer will be itchin' to get on their feet and feed.

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    Welocome DM...

    right before a storm is a good time to, imo... the "usual" winds do factor into it, but generally 30 mph will definately put them off their feet (most). Charlie A says the limit is around 12 mph, but your mileage may vary..
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    With the weather coming in this weekend I will NOT be making the drive down to CT. Too much wind for me.

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    its looking like Saturday and Sunday will be bad, I guess taht's the name of the game for the weekend warrior!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipmiami View Post
    its looking like Saturday and Sunday will be bad, I guess taht's the name of the game for the weekend warrior!
    yup... the wind may dictate where I go, but it won't dictate if I go

    you gotta go when you can and take what they give you
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    Yeah, I think I might just go to a spot that has some shelter and walk REALLY slow, but sitting up in a tree does not seem like a good plan for now.
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    They move in 20+ MPH wind....I usually use days like that to poke around and scout for better days.

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    I have seen a fair share of deer moving around in bad weather from either a tree or the ground. However, the areas where I have seen/shot deer in bad weather have little to no pressure, I am guessing that would be a factor as well. During the ML and gun season I like using the wind and rain to my advantage to get into places that any other time would be noisy walking around.

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    Last report I saw has me itching to be out tonight(cant) and tomorrow night/Saturday morn. If they hunker down from the hard rains tonight and tomorrow morn, they WILL get up and move to eat tomorrow afternoon.
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