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Hometown: Hunt Part Two

Nikki Boxler takes to the woods in search of whitetail on her family’s property in Varysburg, New York. Despite the cold and snow, Nikki is ready and willing to dial in on a buck with Winchester.

Mother Nature brings a bounty of variables that keep outdoorsmen on their toes. One consistently unpredictable factor? Weather. Hometown: Hunt Part Two

Hunters face it all: Snow, sleet, rain, hail. High temperatures. Cold temperatures.

Windy days. Foggy mornings. Every element has its own set of opportunities and obstacles. Adaption and preparation are key components in overcoming adverse conditions.

Nikki Boxler faced winter weather during her hometown hunt for whitetail in Varysburg, New York. She turned to the reliability of her Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather SS rifle, a superior solution in maintaining accurate aim, no matter the forecast.

The Model 70 Extreme Weather SS has several features that assist in adverse weather. Its textured finish helps hunters keep a tight grip. Bell and Carlson™ composite stock with one-piece aluminum bedding is reliable in temperatures as low as -50°F and as high as 140°F. With her Model 70, Nikki’s aim stayed as steady as Winchester’s promise and reliability.

Timing is another crucial card that outdoorsmen can play in their favor. Some of the best hunts can happen before the rain pours and after the snow falls.

Whitetail have an innate sense of when a storm is approaching. To store or regain energy, deer often feed before the storm blows through and after the storm passes. Hunters can utilize such whitetail weather instincts to their advantage by planning their sits around the weather conditions.

Impending weather will increase deer movement in the day as they get pushed to their feet by instinct. And when the storm clouds gather or disappear, outdoorsmen will be ready and waiting to meet a trophy with Winchester.

Watch the related Winchester Life episode.

Nikki Boxler
Nikki Boxler
Nikki Boxler grew up on a large dairy farm in Western New York and continues to reside there today. This setting has shaped her love of the outdoors and is how she developed a passion which drives her to spend as much time hunting and fishing as possible. For her, hunting is not about the kill, it is about the experience, the memories, the moments and having fun. Her most memorable adventures take place not only in the woods but also around the grill. Nikki thoroughly enjoys her role as co-host of Winchester Life.