Hill country rut cruising question?

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Hill country rut cruising question?

Unread postby trapper57 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:32 am

Do bucks cruise the leeward side of the ridges during the rut?
With the thermals rising, Im thinking they can run either side and catch scent of bedding does?

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Re: Hill country rut cruising question?

Unread postby Crazinamatese » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:38 am

I find good cruise trails on leeward sides often. I think scent checking thermals does have something to do with it.
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Re: Hill country rut cruising question?

Unread postby dan » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:48 am

Yes... They cruise most often at the thermal tunnel where the wind and thermal collide.
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Re: Hill country rut cruising question?

Unread postby 365buckin » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:52 am

dan wrote:Yes... They cruise most often at the thermal tunnel where the wind and thermal collide.


How do you find the thermal tunnel again? Are there any key characteristic to tip a guy off that he is in the mixing zone?

Im assuming, if you cant find the thermal tunnel, as long as you are in the top third of the hill and above the elevation line where the beds are, you should be close to the thermal tunnel right?
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Re: Hill country rut cruising question?

Unread postby PK_ » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:56 am

When there is a steady wind, walk downhill with the wind at your back. When you stop feeling the wind you are at the top of the tunnel.

The steeper the hill the higher in elevation the tunnel will be.
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Re: Hill country rut cruising question?

Unread postby sethg » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:29 am

PalmettoKid wrote:When there is a steady wind, walk downhill with the wind at your back. When you stop feeling the wind you are at the top of the tunnel.

The steeper the hill the higher in elevation the tunnel will be.



good stuff. thanks.
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Re: Hill country rut cruising question?

Unread postby TJS » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:35 am

sethg wrote:
PalmettoKid wrote:When there is a steady wind, walk downhill with the wind at your back. When you stop feeling the wind you are at the top of the tunnel.

The steeper the hill the higher in elevation the tunnel will be.



good stuff. thanks.


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Re: Hill country rut cruising question?

Unread postby checkerfred » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:37 am

PalmettoKid wrote:When there is a steady wind, walk downhill with the wind at your back. When you stop feeling the wind you are at the top of the tunnel.

The steeper the hill the higher in elevation the tunnel will be.



Thanks this helps a bunch!
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Re: Hill country rut cruising question?

Unread postby megwan » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:16 pm

How much of a drop does a hill need to create an upward thermal?

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