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Old 11-11-2017, 09:21 AM
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Ok, here in North Central Indian this morning it is 28 f. I stepped out to get the paper and thought about getting my coil out for a few swings....I had gloves on (Kevlar) and within 10 minutes my finger tips were freezing.: shock:
My question is How much cold does it take to keep you from hunting?
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:27 AM
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I got a mild case of frostbite on one fingertip last winter lost a couple layers of skin, but we're good now!

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Old 11-11-2017, 09:37 AM
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Anything below 60f (15ºC) is too cold for me. I know I'm a wuss when it comes to low temperatures, but I guess I'm not really used to the cold. I like hunting when temperatures are around 80-90f. Nice and warm.

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Old 11-11-2017, 10:29 AM
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When the ice sickles are shivering its to cold..
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:47 AM
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:08 AM
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Hot pockets work wonders on keeping things warm. 33 degrees and raining is the absolute worst. Few degrees lower and the rain turns to snow which bounces right off.

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Old 11-11-2017, 12:38 PM
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If the salt water in Long Island Sound was to ever totally freeze solid...then it would be too cold to hunt

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Old 11-11-2017, 01:03 PM
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I have hunted with a wind chill of -15. I put hand warmers in my gloves if needed.

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Old 11-11-2017, 06:47 PM
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I grew-up and lived in Central Indiana for most of my life. I could always dress warm enough, but snow and frozen ground was generally the stopper.

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If I can't dig, it's too cold!

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If I can't dig, it's too cold!
Me too. I'm already done for the year.

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If I got the boat out, its probably too cold for detecting...

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If I can't dig, it's too cold!
This. But as long as there is bare ground in the woods I can use a pick to dig.

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Old 11-12-2017, 12:34 AM
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When my finger tips get frozen I’m unhappy.

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Old 11-12-2017, 05:36 AM
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Cold is somewhat relative. If it is 20 degrees and calm, fine but if 30 degrees with high wind it gets old fast. If the sun is on me cold is much more tolerable than the same temp on a cloudy day. Snow and frozen ground will stop me but somewhere in the 20s seems to be my limit depending on the other factors. I was out in 27 degrees yesterday, calm and sunny and I never felt cold. I was out in 35 degrees with strong wind the day before and the hunt was short.

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Old 11-12-2017, 05:46 AM
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when my booger freeze its to cold

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Old 11-12-2017, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by stinger View post
when my booger freeze its to cold

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Old 11-12-2017, 06:36 AM
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When the ground freezes solid more then about 3 inches deep under the leaves in the woods I call it quits. Either that or when the snow it too deep to swing through and still get to the ground.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:32 AM
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Now in my 60's a lot less than it used to. LOL

For me it's got to be around 50º or better before I can get out for any length of time. I hunt for fun, when I'm am cold it is no longer fun.

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Old 11-12-2017, 07:45 AM
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It's not so much the cold, it's the ground. As long as the ground isn't frozen, I'm digging.

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