YOUR COLDEST HUNT?

Pro2A

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-40°….Regulator in wolf blind frozen. Fingers frost bitten from trying to get it to work. Outfitter won’t be back till dark to pick me up. Clothes: Sitka Incinerator bibs and coat will save you from freezing to death…..FYI that’s my “happy face”…..
Obviously, frozen in EXCITEMENT.....
 

theodoreh

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california
Colorado 2nd season elk otc, 2020. -17f in morning, 7f degree high reading from my kestrel. Was set up for 0F, not -17. Not the normal weather for this area.

Got my elk early in morning and spent two days getting it out. Normally half a day to get it out but that cold slowed me down.

Upgraded this year by purchasing hot hands, mittens suppose to be warm to -40f but not waterproof, artic shield boots to go over my boots, sealskins extreme sock, kodiak MF bag with hot sack vapor to keep moisture out. This should work for -17F.
 

motrapper

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Sandy Utah
Coldest Day was the winter of 1983 in Nebraska we had -30 temps and near 80 below wind chill
We would chops ice in the tanks for the cows to drink water it would splash on to our coveralls and freeze instantly. you could spit and it froze mid air. The Pheasants would not even fly in the few minutes we got out to walk the cattails our golden retriever would just pin them to the ground. So after that we gave them a break. Back then your hay was put with a Hesston Stacker. When we would tear off the ends with the Farmhand tractor to feed the cows Sparrows would fall out frozen.
Hope I never see anything like that again.
 

Old rooster

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Montana
Bowhunting Michigan UP 2nd archery season as a ice fishing/hunting trip. Killed doe when -27 and snowing. I was in treestand and I remember how difficult it was to get down SAFELY and swore never again in tree in those conditions. She didn't go far which is probably tied to how cold it was too! Maybe 20 yards! It was a bee scratch to dress out before hands became unbearable. Hands were first warm from her and then get colder than crap when you pulled them out to clean up. She froze before rigor could set in:eek:
I have heard horror stories about the U P.
All of a sudden ice storms!-25 without figuring the wind chill!
 

Levi8599

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Oct 17, 2014
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AZ
N. AZ just on the south side of the Grand Canyon. 9 degrees and snow end of November. That was my first cold hunt and was decently prepared. Had cabelas zonz bib set and layers and stayed pretty decent. Buddy’s trailer wasn’t winterized and water pipe froze and cracked.
 

hunter0528

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Oct 31, 2012
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boston,ma
Back in the late 60's early 70's dad and I tent camped in a place called BIG BOG in Somerset county Maine. We had night time temps in the -3 f range. We had a coleman catalitic heater and the Orange juice container still froze (2 feet away). Or only concern was freezing to the bush outside the tent when Nature called at 4:00 in the morning :)
 
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