Obviously, frozen in EXCITEMENT.....-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”…..
I have heard horror stories about the U P.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
Was that about three years ago? We were in there then during Thanksgiving week and the daily high was -10 and at night it would drop to -20. We were rowing down the Missouri for 6 days and by the time we got to putout we were cutting through ice in the river with a 14' rowboat. It gets cold in an aluminum boat at those temps. We had a jetboil and would make hot chocolate and coffee while we were rowing and looking for deer.-10 F in the Missouri River Breaks with a wind chill of -30F in Late November. You dress like the Michelin man and hope you don't have to get to far from the buggy because walking is incredibly hard to do.