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Unread postby buckybeaton » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:02 am

will be hunting my rut funnel stand in a couple of months. it's hill country hunting and my stand will be about 150 yds from a river but I must .enter from above. my question is the river is north of me and expect the deer to come from east and west. A north wind lets me enter with the wind in my face but a south wind will blow my scent away over the river once I get set up in the tree. Won't my airborne scent be gone once I get set up or will it linger with my entry with a south wind

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Re: tricky entry

Unread postby PK_ » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:28 pm

Not enough info really to say.

Is there brush/understory along your entrance trail? If it is open woods, I would be more worried about my scent stream than my scent trail. If you can't avoid contact with brush and vegetation, your scent trail can be a real problem.

Is there a defined trail or travel corridor the deer are traveling East-West on? If there is, enter with wind in your face and don't cross their path, that is a win-win.
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Re: tricky entry

Unread postby Buckfever » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:22 am

What Palmetto said. Hunt the north wind. Find another set for the south wind.

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