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Old 01-13-2005, 09:52 PM
bowtech bowtech is offline
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Do deer move in......

I was just wondering if deer move in the rain?
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:02 PM
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Deer move very rarely in the rain. The usually only move when they absolutely have to. However, as soon as the rain stops, they generally move plenty. I have heard people say that it is because they can smell better with the mist in the air, but it might also be because they haven't moved in a while. Of course, others on here might have a different opinion than me.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:15 PM
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I see deer feeding during a light rain. At times they actually seem to like it.
They my move during heavy rains for all I know, I'm just not there to see them.
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Old 01-14-2005, 10:46 AM
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I have personally found that deer do move if the rain is light but prefer to bed in cover if it is more moderate to heavy.

What I have found more critical during a rain is the actual wind associated with fronts as deer lose a vital portal of protection in windy conditions.
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Old 01-15-2005, 10:10 AM
Virginiashadow Virginiashadow is offline
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I'vee seen them move a bunch in light rain---as long as the wind isn't very high.

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Old 01-17-2005, 06:54 AM
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Prior to big storm fronts they move around and also light rain does not seem to effect them also in my area.
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