Understanding how to hunt fronts

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  1. Swamp Stalker

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    I swear I always get this wrong! The Front is coming through tomorrow now during the day. I was planning on a morning hunt, but not sure if I should do an afternoon hunt instead or both?

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    I would say the afternoon. But I’m no expert.
     
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    Watch the barometric pressure swamp. That's going to be the factor of the front to determine your actions
     
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    The lower the better? or opposite?
     
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    Closer to 30 the better
     
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    Afternoon. Especially if thunderstorms come through in the morning.

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    During the early and midseason I prefer to hunt after the front has moved through, especially if it's associated with a significant temperature drop. The barometric ressure is typically rising, the clouds are moving out and animals seem to be more "alive" after the front moves through.

    During the late season, I prefer to hunt both before and after a good front. After for the same reasons listed above, but before as the deer seem to be up feeding prior to the front moving in. Seemingly to get their bellies full so they can hunker down when things get nasty. Then, once the front moves out, they get back up and move around again.
     
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    I went out scouting after a short 2 hr storm came through yesterday and deer were all over the place.

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    Thank you everyone for the input! I will sleep in, work on some HW and then hunt the afternoon!
     
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    LOL!!!! I think the 0230 wakeups are a major factor in me getting burnt out by mid november every season. Being exhausted intensifies the lack of deer sightings and sucks the life out of me. I wanted to do mostly evening hunts till the rut this season, but the warmer temps in the evening have kept me from doing so except for a few times.
     
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    I wish I could hunt tomorrow. Was 80 degrees yesterday. 70 and torrential down pour today and a high of 56 tomorrow with rising barometric pressure.
     
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    This cold front moving across the Midwest later this week should have the deer on their feet. Here in Ohio we are going from 80 on Thursday to a high of 55 on Friday.
     
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    Why do I live in the south? We don't get cold fronts until mid-December. I miss hunting in the snow... :bigcry::violin:I agree with hunting after the front in early season, rising pressure along with cooler temps will have the deer moving.
     
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    When it's 30 below and we're buried in snow and ice this winter, you'll be singing a different tune.

    The front moving through right now will get a few early season bucks killed this weekend for sure. Not a ton, but if you're lucky enough to be on top of a buck's bedding area chance are he'll be moving a little bit before dark the next couple days.
     
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    Anytime you want to understand the answer to that you let me know. I'll have a stand waiting brother. I'll be happy to put you on the edge of a field. I can promise action and I can promise you will never want to leave the South again. Western NY in later Nov is close to Hoth.
     
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    My parents live in Alberta; I am a rare breed. I will take 30 below over 110 heat indexes every time.

    Unfortunately, I have family obligations this weekend or I would be sitting in a bedding area.


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    When your red temp line drops to meet the rising blk. Pressure line creating a" bottle neck"
    Your arrow should drop into the chest of a deer with rising tines.
     
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    I like Hoth, is it anything like Alberta at Christmas? That is where my parents live.
     
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    I can't lie Alberta beats NY for that lol
     
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