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Last Post 21 Oct 2009 09:45 PM by shane. 5 Replies.
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brutusUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:2 brutus
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09 Oct 2009 07:38 AM

    Was supposed to go hunting this morning but it's raining cats&dogs, so we will postpone till tomorrow. This raises a question, how does the rain effect your dogs ability to sniff em out?

    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    09 Oct 2009 09:52 PM
    In my experience it does not hurt at all. I always feel it washes out all the old scent. What the dog finds is the good fresh stuff. Which I like, I have never had trouble getting birds after a rain......Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
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    20 Oct 2009 11:29 AM
    I used to think that if the ground was wet from a recent rain or dew that it would improve my dogs chances of catching scent. Apparently it has more to do with the amount of moisture in the air that will carry the scent more than the ground. So I'm not sure I would venture out when the rain is heavy, but a light rain should help with your dogs ability to hunt.
    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
    chadmorrisUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:7 chadmorris
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    21 Oct 2009 01:37 PM
    In my limited experience with my dog, I have had my most successful hunts either while it was raining or soon after it rained. in fact, last Friday evening it was raining fairly hard and I had my best day -- 7 quail in just over an hour or so. Could be a coincidence, but I really don't believe so.
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    21 Oct 2009 05:56 PM

    I agree Chad, many of my best days have been a rainy days. I think the wet feathers give off more scent and make the birds really stand out for the dogs. Just think of how your dog smells when it is wet. I think the same holds true for birds......Bob

    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    shaneUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:15 shane
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    21 Oct 2009 09:45 PM

    The best quail hunting day I ever had was in the rain.  It did not have any effect on my Brittany.

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