Barometer readings

Discussion in 'Rabbit Hunting and Beagling' started by Owl Creek, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Owl Creek

    Owl Creek New Member

    how may of you guys have been told by the old timers.
    that to hunt by the barometer.
  2. FB

    FB Administrator Staff Member

    I sort of have.

    Something about if you see smoke from a chimney going straight up scenting will be tough but if its rising a little bit then spreading out itll be a good day.

  3. I just have to go by the old saying " If you have time off from work its a good time to go hunting"
  4. Owl Creek

    Owl Creek New Member

    i like jeff's saying.
  5. thats what i've always benn told!!!
  6. pa beagler

    pa beagler New Member

    i've heard it, but i'm a fan of hunt when you can.:up:
  7. RKW

    RKW New Member


    I believe in the barometer factor of hunting, BUT, Sometimes you've just got to go Hunting.:up::up:
  8. MackC

    MackC Moderator

    The barometer is always right for hunting! Working men have to go when they can, however, knowing what barometric pressure is and how it affects scent conditions helps us understand when some day the dogs can't loose one and other days they have trouble keeping one going. Usually high pressue means tougher scenting.
  9. I like what Mark said "The barometer is always right for hunting" we just have to go when we can. Some days will be better than others, thats just the nature of things. I try to even enjoy those bad scenting days, sometime you have to look pretty hard to find somethoing good, but consider these things; You have the health to be out there enjoying Gods nature, you may be getting to enjoy the fellowship of good friends (most of the time I run with my dad), your dogs are geting some good practice to make them better hounds. You guys think of some more reasons to enjoy those bad scenting days and post them
  10. MackC

    MackC Moderator

    With all the pressures and craziness going on all around us it's a blessing to get out and get some peace. Good friends+Good dogs=great times. Of course I hunt at least 50% of the time alone and enjoy every second.
  11. pa beagler

    pa beagler New Member

    in response to jeff, it's nice to just get out and get the stink blowed off of you.