Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


How did your weather differ this season?

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782GearUSMC 15-Jan-22
Mpdh 15-Jan-22
olddogrib 15-Jan-22
timex 15-Jan-22
Bassmaster 15-Jan-22
M60gunner 15-Jan-22
fdp 15-Jan-22
Two Feathers 15-Jan-22
Clydebow 15-Jan-22
Gun 15-Jan-22
George D. Stout 15-Jan-22
782GearUSMC 15-Jan-22
Bob Rowlands 16-Jan-22
Babysaph 16-Jan-22
Ironfist 16-Jan-22
MGF 16-Jan-22
crazyjjk 16-Jan-22
shade mt 16-Jan-22
PhantomWolf 16-Jan-22
Andy Man 16-Jan-22
Greenstyk 16-Jan-22
George D. Stout 16-Jan-22
shade mt 16-Jan-22
RD 16-Jan-22
HEXX 16-Jan-22
George D. Stout 16-Jan-22
782GearUSMC 16-Jan-22
TrapperKayak 16-Jan-22
tradmt 16-Jan-22
Riverwolf 16-Jan-22
Ybuck 16-Jan-22
pondscum2 16-Jan-22
Great Falls 16-Jan-22
shade mt 17-Jan-22
skeetbean 17-Jan-22
SteveD 17-Jan-22
SCATTERSHOT 17-Jan-22
Buckeye 17-Jan-22
Wudstix 19-Jan-22
TrapperKayak 20-Jan-22
TrapperKayak 20-Jan-22
TrapperKayak 20-Jan-22
TrapperKayak 20-Jan-22
Supernaut 20-Jan-22
From: 782GearUSMC
Date: 15-Jan-22




East-Central Illinois

Rained out more than ever in the past, sometimes for 3-4 days, and no snow the entire season. I never had to wear severe cold weather gear. Only wore one set of thermal under clothing, only had to use insulated gloves one morning, and never had to use my insulated boots the entire season. A few mornings when the sun came up it became warm enough for me to remove my hunting jacket and wear only my insulated camo sweatshirt, often the rest of the day until sundown.

The forest floors and grassy areas stayed damp the entire season. Made for perfect still hunting, but also allowed deer to move in/through without causing that heart- pounding rustle in the dry leaves...” is that deer moving in or a squirrel?”

As we moved into January the temps did fall into freezing off and on during the remaining 16 days of the season, but I stopped deer hunting during freezing weather a long time ago. Too miserable and eliminated the joy of hunting.

Went from sitting on the back deck during midday break and having hot coffee, to sometimes having a cold beer.

What sayeth you?

From: Mpdh Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Jan-22




SW Michigan it got cold enough during December to wear all my cold weather gear and heat packs in my pockets. We’d get snow and then it would warm up enough to melt. Once in a while it would get to almost 50 for a couple of days and then cool off again. On average I would say it was warmer than usual.

MP

From: olddogrib
Date: 15-Jan-22




I hunt the N.C. Blue Ridge Mtns. I don't think I missed a weekend between Thanksgiving through December and every time it was warm enough (60-70 deg.F) for me to take my evening pre-hunt wash outside with an old military canvas bag shower.

From: timex
Date: 15-Jan-22




The warmest hunting season I can remember. Not a single daytime high below 32 degrees. I'm finally doing something I should've done long ago. My deer hanging cooler is in the works

From: Bassmaster
Date: 15-Jan-22




Mild here in Dec.

From: M60gunner
Date: 15-Jan-22




Warmer here than usual, no snow until real late in high county.

From: fdp
Date: 15-Jan-22




Pretty much normal here. Drier than last year but that is cyclical.

From: Two Feathers
Date: 15-Jan-22




No white Christmas. Odd for here.

From: Clydebow
Date: 15-Jan-22




A lot of east wind this season.

From: Gun Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 15-Jan-22




Mostly warmer for me. Some snow for part of the rut. The bitter cold set in for December doe season. I wish I would have had more east wind!

From: George D. Stout
Date: 15-Jan-22




Go back and see how many records were broken, if none, or not many, then it's all been done before. Weather is cyclical.

From: 782GearUSMC
Date: 15-Jan-22




George Stout said: "Go back and see how many records were broken, if none, or not many, then it's all been done before. Weather is cyclical."

Yep...and then? What does that have to do with price of tea? I was simply asking about this season's weather conditions in one's area. Not for a debate regarding climate change.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 16-Jan-22




We live in CO, at 6700' on the front range of the rocky mountains, a mile east of the AFA. It's been warmer and snowed less this winter than any other year since 1962.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 16-Jan-22




Our weather was normal.

From: Ironfist
Date: 16-Jan-22




Recently we have been having Thunderstorms in winter. We rarely ever saw these at one time . It seems like once a week now at least. I am in Nova Scotia. It was a wet year 2021.

From: MGF
Date: 16-Jan-22




Windy! Leaves were off the trees early it seemed. Don't get much daylight traffic on my place once the leaves fall. The last deer I saw was the first week of november.

From: crazyjjk
Date: 16-Jan-22




Rain rain and more rain in NY

From: shade mt
Date: 16-Jan-22




Hunter in about every condition....kinda warm, rain to snow.

From: PhantomWolf
Date: 16-Jan-22




I'd say about normal here on the coast of Maine, although really cold of late.

From: Andy Man
Date: 16-Jan-22




Warm and rainy

From: Greenstyk
Date: 16-Jan-22




Hunted in snake boots until weather pattern changed after Christmas. Now pattern is colder than normal. Snowing here this morning in South Alabama.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 16-Jan-22




Well it could effect the price of tea on a particularly dry year I guess. :) I didn't direct it toward your original post, I directed it to those who immediately want to declare global warming. Earth has been warming and cooling since it came on the scene I 'spect.

From: shade mt
Date: 16-Jan-22




Yea George, ya know...the weather changes huh...not sure about down your way but it changed to a bit below zero here this morning.

I hunted for a bit yesterday morning, don't need the meat, but I wanted to get out for the last day, anyway.

Truck said 13 here at the house, but once I got back in the mt...it said 2 where i parked..

From: RD
Date: 16-Jan-22




Warm and WINDY!

From: HEXX
Date: 16-Jan-22




First half of the season too hot to hunt. During the best week of the season, first week of November, ( pre-rut ) I came down with a bad cold. Sat it out. Second season only one good weather day and down with another bad cold. One day left and they are calling for 5 to 9 inches of snow. Time to hibernate.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 16-Jan-22




We were a balmy 9 degrees here. I walked around the yard in my skivvies because I'm a tough country boy. Well, no. I did not do that at all...I bundled up like Randy in A Christmas Story and took care of the ducks and chickens. Next year it may 70 degrees, and the year after minus 20. Yessir, weather is dynamic and will do what it will do whenever it wants. Can we really argue about weather and keep a straight face? Well, it is the Leatherwall.

From: 782GearUSMC
Date: 16-Jan-22




I was only asking how the weather was this season for others. Never intended to bring Al Gore or Greta Thunberg into the discussion. :-)

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 16-Jan-22




Warmer and wetter, fewer snowfalls, less snow when it did, and warmups during the day that melted what snow did fall. Not the best conditions compared to prior years.

From: tradmt
Date: 16-Jan-22




Exactly right George.

Extremely dry here. Made the water holes active. We just came off of some years we couldn’t hardly get around it was sooo wet. We have some good wet snow now and hopefully we get a bunch more. The prairie will be in pretty bad shape if it’s that dry again.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 16-Jan-22




..more warm south driven winds for the last several yrs. My little area is very limited in ability to move to hunt with southern winds as most movemnet is N-S..S-N. So the change isn't overly welcome ;^)

Not to get off subject , but agree with George and other. This Big Blue has been a pendulum of "extreme" likley since it's birth. Many of those stories of the past are still very visible to those that have open/inquisitive minds and the drive to seek it truths beyond normal teachings..........

So...these unnormally warmer milder winter's (like this season) tend to bring with them twitchy-whirling winds . Those are not ideal hunting conditions anywhere imho ;) Just the same , it is yet another class in session opportunity... learning experiance regardless how much you are subjected to such. Everyday is a day of learning;)

From: Ybuck
Date: 16-Jan-22




spot on George

From: pondscum2
Date: 16-Jan-22




leaves completely off of trees by mid-december. flowers already popping up. warmest december i can remember. robins never left. finally snowed here today. got less than an inch...

From: Great Falls
Date: 16-Jan-22




We had a bad drought spring/ summer here, fall came around and we got caught up on rain, it was quite a relief and we had mild temps through mid December. Lately it’s been cold, below zero at night for days at a time, then the warm spells for a few days, finally can shoot a bit then, I don’t enjoy shooting if it’s less than ten degrees—

From: shade mt
Date: 17-Jan-22




The question is how did it differ?

I'm not sure it really did, looking back over the years....I can remember some pretty warm starts to archery season, and I remember some frosty and snowy ones.

I remember killing a spike in the beginning of archery and the temp hit 90 degrees that day. Frankly I remember quite a few early archery seasons that I got soak and wet sweated going in.

I hunted during a hurricane one year, and pouring rain. I also hunted in an Oct snowstorm when the leaves were on the trees and they were crashing down all around me.

So how did this season differ?...honestly probably not a whole lot...at first glance it seemed more rainy, but that's just because it happened to rain on Sat when I'm off work...I hunted in warm,mild,rain,frost and snow....kinda typical PA weather.

From: skeetbean
Date: 17-Jan-22




I hunt in central Texas so I don’t have to deal with the very cold temps a lot of you have. It was an unusual warm season here especially in December reached into the mid 80s several times and even into the 90s once or twice, broke some records set back in the 1920s. A lot of west southwest wind , very dry had to change my setups for the wind change, but I had good season and put some meat in the freezer. January is much colder I now get enjoy the wood stove.

From: SteveD Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-Jan-22




Weather and people have a lot in common: Unpredictable.

From: SCATTERSHOT
Date: 17-Jan-22




Weather here in Denver was dry. No appreciable moisture from August through December

From: Buckeye
Date: 17-Jan-22




the woods stayed green much later than normal in my opinion, the bush honeysuckle still had its leaves during gun season . weird. probably cuz it didn't get cold as it usually does but the deer hunting was still good. not going to bitch, I don't like being un necessarily cold !

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Jan-22




Texas finally got cool weather in the end of December, and sub 40 weather the last week of December to 2 January.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 20-Jan-22




Finally getting real winter here in CNY. Another bigger cold snap and snow. Still less than normal. Yup, George has it. Penn. is a perfect example of weather/climate extremes over the eons. Picture the Lehigh Tunnel, dug through what I believe is a terminal moraine of the last glacier to cover the surface of NA northern states, up to an estimated mile thick layer of ice. Extreme compared to now. And on the other end, PA coal and gas, oil was formed by vast reaches of tripical ferns and other lush growth, layered so thick for so long that it was pressured into anthricite. Extreme to the warm side. So we are worried about a little human influence on world temps? I don't think 'Man' should be so arrogant to think 'he' has that much power over the Creator of the natural world in which man has evolved in HIS likeness.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 20-Jan-22

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From: TrapperKayak
Date: 20-Jan-22




Lol, that is not what I intended.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 20-Jan-22

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Try again...:)

From: Supernaut
Date: 20-Jan-22




"I don't think 'Man' should be so arrogant to think 'he' has that much power over the Creator of the natural world in which man has evolved in HIS likeness." X2

Well said Cal!





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