he believes the reason the deer bed where they do has more to do with getting their scent away from predators than being able to smell predators coming. The thermals take their scent up, and the wind coming over the hill blows it out high above the terrain, so they are not detected. I didnt have much of an argument because I dont have much experience with it, but what can you tell me? It really doesnt make any difference as far as how to hunt them or where they are bedded, but Im just curious..
If you don't believe they are bedding there to smell you coming, just try and sneak up on them without them winding you... Hill country is the toughest.
Hunting the ridges in Hill country, I can say this, sometimes the thermals and wind do carry your scent up into the sky. But not most of the time.
If it did carry scent up and away who wouldn't just get there in the morning early and sit there all day undetected?
Dropping the milkweed seeds while your hunting really gives you a great sense of exactly what the wind currents are doing. And most of the time the do end up carrying your scent along the ground level at some point.
At ground level where deer bed? there is no question that scent stays low.
Just try and hunt the bedding points off the ground.