Rain, snow, sleet, wind, I'M HUNTING! Some of the best hunting I've ever had was in bad weather. As for climbing trees, as long as you have enough steps to follow the 3-point rule, you are darn near immune to falling. I don't hunt climbers, I hate them. I'd rather hang 20 chain-ons and not have to hassle with boot straps and such. It's snowing pretty good right now, I'll be out for the afternoon hunt. I'm too busy for a morning hunt.