Gusty wind huntng adjustments

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Gusty wind huntng adjustments

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:46 pm

I am planning on heading to hill country in Western WI, today for a weekend of hunting. Just wondering what adjustments I should make with very gusty winds, they are predicting. Do deer stick to their traditional beds 1/3 from the top, on the leeward side, or do the shift to more protected areas? Also, where will the majority of evening activity, will they feel more comfortable in lower protected areas? Just wondering what suggestions anyone might have.

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Re: Gusty wind huntng adjustments

Unread postby Indianahunter » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:22 pm

I don't know, but I am replying as a bump because this will be some useful info.
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Re: Gusty wind huntng adjustments

Unread postby huntinnurse » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:55 am

Gusty winds could make for some great corn field stalking if there is some corn standing. If you have a partner, this can be a very good way to hunt the high winds. And you won't have to worry if the tree is shaking too much for comfort!!!!!
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Re: Gusty wind huntng adjustments

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:35 am

Underground weather says the winds should drop off a little bit after 4 p.m. I hope they are right!! I will also be hunting western WI. and want to hit a big buck area on top of the bluff, but wonder if I should leave it alone for a day with a little less wind. Good luck to you!!
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Re: Gusty wind huntng adjustments

Unread postby dan » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:00 am

Bedding should be in the traditional areas but bed elevation might lower slightly. I would hunt the hill side rather than the top if the wind is to continue into the night. Deer should follow the elevation line along the ridge below the wind. They may move late though, so I would probably not burn a good spot.

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