PAbowhunter10 wrote:<DK> wrote:You may have been busted on the off wind setup but you were also in the game. Thats what it takes!
The deers mentality and habits w the wind will vary based on pressure. How they use the wind on/entering food sources is always tough for me. Thats one reason I like hunting the beds or right before staging areas bc the deer seem to have a different mentality. I know for a fact deer 1+ mile deep into public act differently than the ones close to access.
Very true statement. That’s why I have failed much more than I have succeeded. Wind is completely unpredictable and can change at a moments notice. Thanks for your input.
Well said. Where I hunt in Michigan, I am always hunting in a swamp or marsh. They do act much differently and seem to be a bit more casual coming out of their bed. Them ENTERING a bedding area or food source is a different story and you likely will get busted. I will set up along one of their exit routes (hopefully its the right one!) around 80-100yds from their bed. Catch them on their exit- not their entry.