What Is The Lowest Temp You've Hunted?

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  1. Nitroman

    Nitroman Well-Known Member

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    The lowest temperature I have ever been out hunting was probably -15*F (-26*C), though I've cut wood at -27*F (-33*C), and been riding my snogo at -34*F (-37*C).
    So how 'bout you guys? Oh, here is a good shot of today's temps in my neck of the woods:
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  2. gunpower

    gunpower Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad that you have that weather;
    The coldest weather that I have hunted in is -40 f.
    The coldest weather was back in 1985 - with a wind chill of -99
    this was at a altitude of 5000 ft in the rockies on a north facing slope.
     

  3. webs

    webs Well-Known Member

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    Went coyote hunting in February about 5 years ago and it was -25-30 F. Once it gets below -10 anything colder seems hard to tell.
     
  4. Nitroman

    Nitroman Well-Known Member

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    Man alive! -40* and -30*, that 's plenty cold. I just got back in from tuning the carb on my chainsaw so I could go cut some wood. Before I stay out more than 10 minutes at a time, I have to get into my serious gear. Putting it on and taking it off is a hassle for in-and-out stuff though.
     
  5. 6mm Remington

    6mm Remington Well-Known Member

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    -40 F is the coldest I've hunted in and that was without windchill factored in.
     
  6. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Left the jeep at 4:00 am and the temp was -5.......eastern Idaho mid 1980's wind blew all day. Have no idea how cold with the chill. Did not see a decent buck all day. Anymore below zero I'm not going.
     
  7. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    -30f with the wind howling, SW Mt.. We were thankful the truck started on the first growl cause thats all the battery we had. Had to let it run 30-40 minutes to get it out of gear. Old truck, had a thermos on the floor freeze with the heaters on. A creek ice dammed just as we came to it, it diverted over the road, we were glad to get out. Shot one old snowshoe hare with my 41 magnum, left ear still rings from that one. Under the heading of God works in strange ways, we came upon a woman with a broke down car, a baby, and 2 kids about dark, miles from anywhere, and gave them a ride to town. I'm not sure that would have turned out good otherwise. As it was with the woman and baby up front, the 2 bigger kids and I got in back, (an old single layer aluminum uninsulated shell), and covered up with all the sleeping bags, blankets, laid out on our duffels. I really believe that was the purpose of the whole trip.
    I'll leave it to other folks these days.
     
  8. Speedo

    Speedo Well-Known Member

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    I've been out hunting moose at somewhere around -40 but we didn't have a thermometer. I've had my wife and our 2 youngest out hunting caribou in -30 temps back when the girls were still in their teens.

    Gus
     
  9. BillR

    BillR Well-Known Member

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    Minus 30. North West Nebraska just south of Chadron. Muzzle loading Deer Season in the 80's. We were camped out in a tent for a week of that. Newspaper sent out someone to photograph us as everyone thought we were nuts to be out there. Got one of the biggest whitetails I have ever shot. Game Warden would come and check on us to make sure we were still alive. After the first day he brought donuts to go with the coffee we had brewing for him when he got there. :)
     
  10. tomestone

    tomestone Well-Known Member

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    -35F hunting elk at Big River used a tiger torch and a scoop shovel for a hot plate to cook deer sausage rapped in tinfoil. Best deer I ever had.:)
     
  11. ken snyder

    ken snyder Well-Known Member

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    20 degrees soaking wet. I fell getting into a raft and went for a swim. I don't know if it gets any colder than that! - hope not
     
  12. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    -40F in Montana and never stopped or slowed me down from hunting ... the 40+ MPH winds or poor/lack of visibility is a different story.
     
  13. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    -20s with -50s wind chill for the first 3 days of a North Dakota pheasant hunt in December of 2004. Almost lost the right side of my nose one morning that I didn't have covered properly! At 64 years old that smartened me up and there will be no more -*F days outside for me!!!
     
  14. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    When I was a young lad, I pulled up to a trail head,and a couple of older smarter guys were drinking coffee. They said your going out? It was -12 F, I hiked into a high mtn basin,w/340 and shot my first 6x6 that day, 500+.As I hiked up I saw blood on snow, mine, got wrapped on noggin,didnt even notice I was so jacked.My hunting buddy and brother shot 2 bulls that day also, so I spent next 4 days packing.The good ol days:D