Hunting the wind Q's for you guys

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Hunting the wind Q's for you guys

Unread postby BowtechHunting » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:50 pm

I was going to go in the morning (saturday), but it's going to be 15+ mph winds and to top it off a 15 degree increase in temp by noon. With this combination, I haven't had much luck at ALL, especially in KY where high winds aren't prominent. I can understand somewhere like Kansas, Oklahoma, and other plains states, where wind is pretty much a norm. What about you guys (not from plain states, you don't count) how has your luck favored in these conditions? Oh, and rifle season starts too :evil: (to other "hunters" this is so called deer season).


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Re: Hunting the wind Q's for you guys

Unread postby adrenalin » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:57 pm

My plan tommorow is to hunt a bedding area just off an island about 40 yards. Hopefully by being that close I see something before dark. That's about all I do in wind.
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Re: Hunting the wind Q's for you guys

Unread postby Dewey » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:16 pm

I have seen some of my best bucks in very windy conditions during the rut. Guess I would head to some thick bedding cover where the winds are much lighter. This time of the year the bucks will still move in the wind in these areas.

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Re: Hunting the wind Q's for you guys

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:45 am

Dewey wrote:I have seen some of my best bucks in very windy conditions during the rut. Guess I would head to some thick bedding cover where the winds are much lighter. This time of the year the bucks will still move in the wind in these areas.

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X2!!! And with the gun hunters bumping then around, you never know what might show up ;) Good Luck!!
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Re: Hunting the wind Q's for you guys

Unread postby UntouchableNess » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:55 am

Usually I hope for the wind to be it's calmest at sunrise and sunset, focus on hunting at those times. High winds, middle of a warm day, the rut better be in full swing or it can get pretty boring.

I'll try to hunt valleys and draws inside timber on windy days.
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Re: Hunting the wind Q's for you guys

Unread postby BowtechHunting » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:03 am

One place that I hunt is on 40acre field/woodline, and the woodline has a nice funnel. It's the worst sport to hunt because deer bed everywhere on this place, and they'll nail you coming in. I know one things for certain, I'm not going to see anything if I'm not in the woods with wind or now wind. I hate to put pressure on these deer when it's not neccessary and take the chance of the going completely nocternal. I think it's best to pick your days wisely.


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