You probably like to sit back, relax and be lazy when it rains. Like humans, you can predict what the deer are doing before, during, and after it rains.
The general myth is that all deer activity ceases when it rains. However, this is proved false by a lot of research and deer hunting experience. The next time everyone stays home from the woods because it’s raining, you’ll come home with a deer to mount and put on your wall.
Before It Rains
Heavy weather is picked up by the deer before it actually arrives. The smell in the air and judging atmospheric pressure is one of the strong suites of a deer. It eats more before the storm hits s it can sense a storm about 6 hours before.
This will cause major movement of the deer in search of food. You can use a weather app to know when the storm hits. Camp out in a quite spot without any noise and the deer will show up looking for food. A little scouting and research will tell you about the deer activity areas when they are in search for food before the storm hits.
During The Rain
The senses of a deer are nullified when it pours down drastically. The heavy atmosphere disables the listening and smelling capabilities of a deer which makes it easier to get a close shot. However, it is a little difficult for the hunter to move in a downpour.
Even, with the deer senses on the low, the deer prefers to move out during the rain. The noiseless movement due to moisture on the ground gives the deer added security. The overall trend of hunters dies when it rains culminating hunting activities in a specific area. This information is well understood by the deer and they move about. This is a good opportunity for a hunter who doesn’t mind getting his boots and clothes dirty. However, don’t take long shots as tracking an injured deer in heavy weather may be difficult for you.
After It Rains
The time after the storm is when most deer activity is noted. This is because they are hungry and stiff. They move out after the storm looking for food and water along with flexing their bodies. These basic needs overshadow the caution they usually take before moving about. Therefore it is the best time for you and your friends to get a clear easy shot.