2nd Season Not Looking Good for Snow and Cold

Founder

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Been watching the weather, hoping to see some snow or rain in the forecast for that 2nd season, but nothing yet.
It’s going to be a real test this year, but I’m excited to get after it.
Does it ever rain anymore?!?!?
 

GLEDEASY

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Come on founder...I mean it rained some Sunday. And we left Eagle this morning and it was 28 degrees. What more can you expect? That's 100% of the days I've spent in CO being cold and wet ha ha.

Good luck to you. I'm anxiously waiting 3rd season.
 
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rmanwill

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Ya. I've been really watching and hoping for a cool down and some moisture. Utah muzzy elk hunt in 2 1/2 weeks and as it stands it will cool down some, but not much moisture. Hunt will be tough if dry and warm.

Really going to be bad as it stands. No camp fires or even wood burning stoves in wall tents. Could be some chilly nights. Hope that fire restriction lifts.

Tough hunting isn't so bad if the camping is enjoyable. Tough hunting, no camp fire to enjoy and cold nights could make for a long 10 days. :confused:
 

BradA

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I’m hoping third season gets some good weather, with some snow would enjoy chasing some big mule deer in the snow!
 

HIcountryman

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little bit of snow on the fires sunday but still dry out here. good luck to all on getting some weather . i have 3rd season cow and doe tag and 4th season either sex elk so hope to get an animal or two down!
 

SDBugler

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I returned my 2nd season deer tag a couple weeks ago. It wasn't a premium tag by any means since I drew with 0 points. I just figured I had a better chance of getting a big buck with my bow here at home and it would be better use of my vacation time. Its looking like It might have been a good decision.
 

tailchasers

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We got a little bit of rain around here Saturday. Nothing much but every bit helps. Been pretty cold these past few mornings. Had to throw another blanket on. Wife's feet are friggin cold!!!
 

Gadjet

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Been watching the weather, hoping to see some snow or rain in the forecast for that 2nd season, but nothing yet.
It’s going to be a real test this year, but I’m excited to get after it.
Does it ever rain anymore?!?!?
Weather or no weather, I think the second season should be pretty good this year. It's definitely fall like conditions minus the moisture. The bucks are already getting puffed up and sparring pretty hard. I think the rut will be in full swing during second season this year.
 

Horniac

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I have a third season deer tag and have been watching the weather forecast in Eagle and possible restrictions due to Covid, fire danger, etc.

From what I am seeing it has been cold but no real weather in the forecast. Camp fire restrictions but no hunting restrictions due to Covid however the 30 day tag return window has been reduced to 15 days for Covid. Is this the gist of the current situation in CO?

Thanks,

Horniac
 

BradA

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Weather or no weather, I think the second season should be pretty good this year. It's definitely fall like conditions minus the moisture. The bucks are already getting puffed up and sparring pretty hard. I think the rut will be in full swing during second season this year.
Gadjet, what do you predict for third season ? Since you live close to where I will be hunting third season this year the weather has to be pretty similar.
 

Gadjet

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Gadjet, what do you predict for third season ? Since you live close to where I will be hunting third season this year the weather has to be pretty similar.
I predict that it's going to be great hunting during the third season. The rut should be going hard by then. Find the does and camp on them. But it's really nothing more than a guess. We've had a ridiculously dry year this year and I don't see much of a change in the forecast, other than cooler temps.
Are you hunting 33?
 

3CCC's

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Headed up to 33 for 2nd season for the first time this year with my boy's. My oldest son went and helped a buddy pack out last year and loved the area. We've been scouting a few times already and are excited for our hunt. The weather forecast doesn't look promising for any snow or rain but just being out there is what makes it fun.
 

BradA

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I predict that it's going to be great hunting during the third season. The rut should be going hard by then. Find the does and camp on them. But it's really nothing more than a guess. We've had a ridiculously dry year this year and I don't see much of a change in the forecast, other than cooler temps.
Are you hunting 33?
Yes I will be hunting 33
 

BradA

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Headed up to 33 for 2nd season for the first time this year with my boy's. My oldest son went and helped a buddy pack out last year and loved the area. We've been scouting a few times already and are excited for our hunt. The weather forecast doesn't look promising for any snow or rain but just being out there is what makes it fun.
Hey 3CCC I am hunting 33 3rd season would you mind filling me in on what you see and how it went for you after your hunt ?
 

3CCC's

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Sure thing, hopefully it will be positive! We've seen more elk up there than deer so far. Thinking about adding an OTC bull tag as well.
 

BradA

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I hope you have a great hunt, good luck and looking forward to hearing from you and seeing pictures of your success
 

Torch

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Ya. I've been really watching and hoping for a cool down and some moisture. Utah muzzy elk hunt in 2 1/2 weeks and as it stands it will cool down some, but not much moisture. Hunt will be tough if dry and warm.

Really going to be bad as it stands. No camp fires or even wood burning stoves in wall tents. Could be some chilly nights. Hope that fire restriction lifts.

Tough hunting isn't so bad if the camping is enjoyable. Tough hunting, no camp fire to enjoy and cold nights could make for a long 10 days. :confused:
I guess it depends on where you will be hunting. the White River National Forest has been under stage 1 fire restrictions since Oct 2, which allows wood burning stoves in wall tents with spark arrestors and a 5' chimney.

"Under Stage 1 fire restrictions, campfires and charcoal are only allowed in developed Forest Service campgrounds in the metal fire rings and grates provided.

Propane and other petroleum-fueled stoves and camping equipment are allowed throughout the Forest under Stage 1, as are sheep-herder and other wood-burning stoves often used in hunting tents provided they are fully enclosed metal stoves with a chimney at least five feet in length and have a spark arrestor with a screen opening of ¼ inch or less."
 

rmanwill

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I guess it depends on where you will be hunting. the White River National Forest has been under stage 1 fire restrictions since Oct 2, which allows wood burning stoves in wall tents with spark arrestors and a 5' chimney.

"Under Stage 1 fire restrictions, campfires and charcoal are only allowed in developed Forest Service campgrounds in the metal fire rings and grates provided.

Propane and other petroleum-fueled stoves and camping equipment are allowed throughout the Forest under Stage 1, as are sheep-herder and other wood-burning stoves often used in hunting tents provided they are fully enclosed metal stoves with a chimney at least five feet in length and have a spark arrestor with a screen opening of ¼ inch or less."
I'm hoping. I know tomorrow the 15th is when the fire restrictions were extended to. Hoping they ease them tomorrow to allow the wall tent stoves. 🤞
 

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Fire Restrictions Continue on the Ashley National Forest

Vernal, Utah… The Ashley National Forest went into fire restrictions beginning at midnight Tuesday August 11, 2020 and will continue restrictions into the foreseeable future as dry and warm weather continues.
No campfires or wood stoves in tents with a 5-foot chimney with a ¼ inch screen spark arrestor are allowed outside of developed campgrounds, or permitted developed sites such as resorts, but propane or gas stoves or propane fire rings are okay for use. Generally, if the item you want to use has an on and off switch or knob and completely extinguishes when the knob or button is turned or pushed it is OK for you to use. No charcoal use is allowed outside of developed campgrounds or permitted developed sites such as resorts.
 

fullthrottle

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Weather is looking terrible for 2nd season, hopefully Mother Nature lets loose before 3rd. Can’t believe how dry it has been. We are way over due for a serious storm.
 

Horniac

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Looks like a little rain, snow and cold on Sunday into Monday next week.
“Weak zonal flow will dominate the weather pattern through most of the work week as storm systems track east across the northernRockies. A stronger system will brush northern portions of the forecast area Thursday into Friday with an uptick in afternoon gusts and critical fire weather concerns expected on
Thursday with a slight chance of valley rain and mountain snow showers possible across the northern half of the forecast area Thursday night into Friday.

Another shortwave is expected to move across the area
later in the weekend and this system continues to show a more
southerly track with possibly more widespread coverage of valleyrain and mountain snow across the region. Temperatures are expected to remain unseasonably warm this week, with high
temperatures running around 10 degrees above normal with a
cooldown expected on Friday through the weekend.”
 

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