A lot of you all probably already know this and use it to your advantage. Oftentimes, I forget about barometric pressure when trying to figure out when I might see good deer movement. I`d always heard it said that deer would be up on their feet, feeding heavily ahead of a storm center, so they could fill their bellies, then get down in the thick stuff to chew their cud. I would wonder, ok, how many hours ahead of the storm would they react and be moving. But the answer isn`t in a measurement of time, it`s a measurement of barometric pressure.
This from the article:
"Our modern problem is, if you’re watching your barometer at home…you’re too late. Instead, you must anticipate the movement by predicting when weather fronts will arrive and leave your hunting area. On the leading edge and tail edge of the front, the barometer will fall or rise – that’s when you want to “be in the tree.”
A high, stable barometer is also good hunting. After compiling our results, whitetails seem to move best when the pressure is between 29.90 and 30.30 inches with the best movement occurring at the higher end of that range, around 30.10 to 30.30 inches. I’ve also seen this with mule deer and pronghorn and it’s likely true with many other animals."
And I know, you have to hunt, when you can hunt, but I like this information because it helps me better understand white-tails a little better, and let`s me take some measure of control over my potential hunting success.