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Rain proofed with a fly pop-up blind about 400 yards from my car sitting in short grass with no cover. First week of the season a voice came from it, "I would appreciate it if you wouldn't walk down the field road from now on." The problem was that most of the public land was down that field road. One day a storm was coming and since I had not seen the owner since opening day, I jumped in. It had a nice chair in it. A bit later a kid with a compound asked anyone in there? so there we sat, in a little tent stuck out in a terrible thunderstorm, but we were dry. There should be a light weight easy to pack umbrella or easy to tie up fly or awning when we get caught in a down pour. There are limits to how much any spray application will help when things get really wet. Maybe a Frog Tog poncho.
I have a green water proof bag, meant for canoe camping, that I put over the arrows in the back quiver. Good enough for an all day sprinkle. My arrows always get the light spray, not enough to make them stiff. But really, who wants to shoot a deer in a real hard rain. No one that I know. I shot a deer on a Christmas day blizzard once, that was crazy enough, good thing the deer went down fast.
I have used white powders called fletch dry, rain fletch, and I think one other trademarked name. Think is some king of fine white silica powder, Brush it into feathers and they will last weeks or months with one treatment depending on how much. Warning labels recommend to not breath it in.
-------------------- Hunting is the only sport where one side doesn't know it's playing - John Madden Posts: 630 | From: Omaha, NE | Registered: May 2008
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