how does rain affect grouse hunting

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  1. ducker

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    just woundering heading up for the opener next week suposed to be rainy I'm new to the grouse woods!:gaga:
     

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    lot of rain bad a little rain can help the dog sent
     

  3. Firemedic

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    If its light drizzle, hunt your usual cover. If its a steady rain, I like to hunt conifers boardering scrub oaks.
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  4. Rooster_Smasher

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    Last year we had a weekend with two days of rain... It stopped Sunday morning about mid-morning. Had camp packed up and we were heading home. Stopped in a decent spot and put two dogs down. The birds were all over the place. They were starving. We knocked the chit outta them... Good dog work too.

    Me personally, I will sit and wait out the rain and get after them when it stops.

    We hunted mixed covers with a good amount of Pines. Those buggers were waiting out the storms/rain in dem dar pines...
     
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    Early season rain help keep the dogs cool and hydrated. Get some good rain gear. A coyboy hat with a wide brim helps keep the water from running down your neck. I love to hunt in a light drizzle. a litttle wind and rain also seems to make the birds hold a bit more. Good luck.
     
  6. 2ESRGR8

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    Rain is a huge benefit.....when it stops.
     
  7. Rugergundog

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    Well it causes me to get wet, my gun to possibly rust and my glasses to steam up.

    As for the dog(s).....heck they don't care; prob cools them.

    As for birds; i have not had that good of luck when its raining; but have had good luck prior to and after the rain.


    I would pressume that the rain would get the woodies out and moving around looking for worms in locations that are usually a bit dry...higher ground.

    Apart from the rain, with this dry hot summer I see a lot of trees dropping leaves already, cotton wood behind my place have dropped 100% already, other softwoods are yellow and dropping too. Should make early season shooting easier...or so i hope.