A theory that we developed many years ago for any upland hunting that involves walking is “if you are comfortable standing at the truck, you will be hot in the field.”
I’m a fan of layers and my hunting vest is set up to carry the top layers as it warms up. We also tend to make 1 to 1 1/2 hour rounds so we adjust as it warms up.
It’s amazing that I can start days bundled up tight and end them hunting in a T-shirt. Starting with temperatures in the 20s and ending in the high 60s is the norm, especially in Texas.
I have tested this concept on a regular basis in every possible weather condition. It holds true 100% of the time until the temperature drops into the teens. At that point, it’s just going to be uncomfortable, especially if it’s cloudy and the wind is blowing (and in a few states, the wind is ALWAYS blowing.)
At that temperature, it doesn’t matter what you are wearing or how much you walk. Uncomfortable is all you get.
I’ll be testing it again this morning. Starting out at 26 with a high of 42, I doubt I’ll end the day in a T-shirt.
Please note that I only take the selfies to send to my kids to show my level of suffering……