Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
LuciandTim

weather

Recommended Posts

LuciandTim

When is it too cold to take your dog hunting?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lawdog

Assuming they are outside dogs with good winter coats on, they can probably handle a lot more than you or I could! My black lab Buster has been impervious to cold he whole life. When he was younger and in his prime, he often didn't even go inside his dog house until it got below zero.

Now an all the time inside dog with a 70 degree coat, that's a far different story and a question I'd have to leave to others...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BLACKJACK

Went hunting on Sunday when it was 6 degrees out, within the first half hour my year old dog fell into an open creek and got completely soaked, ice hanging on her, but she kept on going with no problem. But she is kenneled outside and has a nice, thick coat. I would say if you're taking an inside dog out, you better keep your hunt down to an hour, no death marches/3-4 hour hunts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mr. B

My lab is an inside dog. We hunted on Saturday and she did fine all day. I think the temp was 10 degrees by the time we wrapped it up at dark. I am not sure what the coldest temps were that I have hunted with her. I do know that I have hunted single digits with a nasty wind and it did not seem to bother her a bit.

Is there a way you can tell if your dog is having a problem with cold weather? Maggie never sits still long enough for me to tell if she is shivering.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LuciandTim

BlackJack: Sounds like you have quit the soldier! Icicles and all... grin.gif. I'm going to tough it out. I'm so excited. My dog has been hurt for three weeks so we have been sidelined. Should be good but COLD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • JerkinLips
      9-11am was best time both days.
    • littlebear
      If you are willing to go a little further into Canada, I would recommend Hollinshead Resort, a few hours north of Thunder Bay.  The resort is the only one on the lake, and in June offers excellent Walleye Fishing, as well as some dandy Northern Pike.  It's somewhere you can drive to as well. 
    • monstermoose78
      Caught 20-23 gills and 6 crappies. Fun day on the 10 inches of ice. The whole lake was close to the same where I cut all the holes out and around
    • Wanderer
      I’m still seeing very random thicknesses all over.  In the past few days I’ve been from St. Cloud to Winnie and have seen vehicles on the ice and open water on the same lake. I’m in Little Falls.  Tonight I checked 2 lakes NW of town.  Both had people fishing.  One looked to be safe for wheeler travel and the other, very near it, still had an open lead and you could see the difference between the first sheet of ice and the second. I hope it doesn’t get covered with snow anytime soon so we can still tell where the changes are. Be safe. Bring floatation and picks.  And don’t drive yet! Ruh ro....
    • Bigfatbert
        Nice fish , great pics ,, what times of the day were best for you ?        
    • KidMoe
      I was on a small north metro lake today and found between 2.5 and 4 inches. One of the spud bar holes I punched started spewing water up so definitely needs a little more time. 
    • trebormorgan
      I was out on Round Lake last night (12/9/17) for the first time of the year. I was very surprised to see 12 inches of ice. I checked a few other holes and found anywhere from 11-12 inches. Keep in mind, I was about 300 yds out from the southeast shoreline. I’m not sure if it’s consistent across the middle of the lake. I only saw one group with a snowmobile. All other groups walked out, at least where was.  Anyone have any reports for ice thickness on other lakes in the area?
    • Billy G
      Alot of open water pockets on bigger lakes still, some people out on cannon on 3 inches about 60 yards or less from shore. 
    • sartellangler05
      Called baitshop, he said people are going out from beach and a couple houses out. Wouldn't say how much ice. Who's got an ice depth?
    • Mike89
      awesome fish!!!!  see ya in March!!