Does rain impact how much deer move?

By Grant Woods,

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I know cold fronts do, but does rain affect how much deer will move?


I have lots of Reconyx videos of deer feeding, etc., during mist to medium rains.  I doubt deer move much during heavy rains. I suspect deer become conditioned to rain just like any other weather or environmental event.  Years ago I was working near Charleston, South Carolina when it snowed eight inches.  I didn’t see any deer tracks and doubt any of the deer alive at the time had ever seen eight inches of snow.  Deer in areas that annually receive snow don’t seem to travel less when only eight inches accumulates.

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October 27, 2015