Singing Bridge wrote:Ryan wrote:When deer use oxbows to bed I know the general rule of thumb is that the wind would be blowing into the oxbow, but with smaller creek oxbows have you guys ever seen a buck use the water as an obstacle like a downed tree and have the wind come from the water?
Most of the time, no... but I have found several bucks bedding like you describe. There were contributing factors, however. For example, the creek was so slow it made almost no noise- if it is a noisy creek and the buck can't hear I normally do not find bedding like you describe. The other time I see bedding similar to what you are asking about is when the cover is thick enough that the buck will bed there in almost any wind direction.
Thanks for that information..in instances where the creek is pretty small and there are alot of oxbows, have you ever seen a buck just cross the creek and bed on the opposite side oxbow if the wind changes? I was going to try and experiment with it scouting this year, trying to tie deer trails from one oxbow to another on the opposite side for a opposite wind