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East winds versus West winds

Unread postby Dhurtubise » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:37 am

I've noticed that for some reason my setups for east winds get a lot more activity then Westwinds setups. Has anybody else been observing the same?

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Re: East winds versus West winds

Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:46 am

Saw a giant on an East Wind earlier this season..Definitely something to it.
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Re: East winds versus West winds

Unread postby trapper57 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:36 am

I think it has a lot to do with approaching storms.
Gets them on their feet before they hunker down.

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Re: East winds versus West winds

Unread postby Trailcamaddict » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:51 am

I have noticed this a bunch and thought about it a lot in the past. I have even went back to my journals to find some pattern. What I found was that there seems to be a movement shift when there is a wind change. For instance I have one spot where I don't see much of anything unless we have at least three days of East wind, the day the wind changes back to the predominate wind (west) I generally will see movement in this stand. I have other areas where the opposite is true. West wind changes to East and bam - movement! I think it might have to do with some of the deer adjusting bedding patterns to capitalize on the wind advantage.

I don't track barometer, but this could also be a driver here - maybe some of the MS Excel spreadsheet guys can chime in on this.
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Re: East winds versus West winds

Unread postby Stanley » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:33 am

trapper57 wrote:I think it has a lot to do with approaching storms.
Gets them on their feet before they hunker down.

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I agree.
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Re: East winds versus West winds

Unread postby PLB » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:34 am

Stanley wrote:
trapper57 wrote:I think it has a lot to do with approaching storms.
Gets them on their feet before they hunker down.

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I agree.

That is correct. Approaching low pressure and or cold front with storm potential and falling barometer.

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Re: East winds versus West winds

Unread postby dan » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:58 am

My early season buck this year was on an East wind.
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Re: East winds versus West winds

Unread postby Stanley » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:33 pm

I could have used an East wind tonight. I think I would have killed a nice 10 pointer. Had to adjust for a wind shift from east to west. buck came from the East with the wind to it's nose late. Not in position to kill him. I believe that makes it bucks 5 me -0-. LOL
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Unread postby Autumn Ninja » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:40 pm

trapper57 wrote:I think it has a lot to do with approaching storms.
Gets them on their feet before they hunker down.

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Yap, front moving in.

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Re: East winds versus West winds

Unread postby trapper57 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:49 pm

Probably the two best times to hunt.
Right before the front (storm) and right after it lets up!
Especially a 20 degree drop in temperature after the front.
Gets them up on their feet feeding.

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Re: East winds versus West winds

Unread postby Crazinamatese » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:53 pm

Wind out of the south usually means tropical air moving in from the Gulf of Mexico behind a warm front which fuels storm systems in the midwest and upper midwest. I see most deer on a south wind where I hunt. I think the deer can feel barometric pressure and they do move hours in advance of a storm system. An eastern wind doesn't always mean an approaching front. It can also mean it's wind flowing out of the back side of a ridge of high pressure. High pressure usually brings those variable winds too.
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