My wife, and most of my friends, have always thought I was crazy for going out hunting in the worst weather. My favorite time to hunt is in a good rain. I discovered long ago that the deer have us patterned, too. They know that humans don't like bad weather. They don't expect to find us in the woods when the weather is bad. I've been able to sneak up to within a few yards of deer without them knowing I was there when it is pouring down rain. Today I was finally able to show my wife why I do it. She went with me today as I rode around in the rain talking to customers and giving estimates. For the last 4 hours, (11Am to 3pm), we were seeing deer out in fields, wood lines, yards and gardens. Everywhere we went we were seeing deer out in the open in broad daylight. It just reinforced my theory that if you are staying home because of the weather, you could be missing out on some of the best hunting of the season. The wind is the hunters friend, also. The deer are still out there no matter how bad the wind is blowing. You can't hear them moving, but they can't hear you ether. The wind eliminates half of the places you need to look for them. They will almost always be in sheltered areas like hollows, thickets, and overgrown fields where they can see all the way around them. If you are careful and sneaky, you can easily get within bow range. A few years ago I was hunting the National Forest when the wind was blowing about 30 MPH. I was able to sneak within 12 yards of a bedded doe and put an arrow through her lungs before she knew I was there. I love bad weather!