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#5447942 - 11/28/14 11:48 PM hunting the Winds...
offinthewoods Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/03/13
Posts: 199
Loc: AZLE,TX
Tomorrow I'm going out but the Winds are suppose to be from the SSW at 17mph ..

My blind i recently got now is facing the N.

I figure they should take this wind to there Advantage but, I could be wrong .. I'm also using bow. Might be the death of me lol

How does everyone hunt the wind and what's your take on high winds.

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#5447972 - 11/29/14 02:50 AM Re: hunting the Winds... [Re: offinthewoods]
spencer Online   content
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Registered: 03/19/07
Posts: 913
Loc: Boyd TX
Was wondering the samething I will be up in a tree tomorrow hope the wind is not to bad

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#5447979 - 11/29/14 04:47 AM Re: hunting the Winds... [Re: offinthewoods]
Jacob645 Offline


Registered: 07/19/09
Posts: 1478
Loc: East Tx
That tree is gonna be swaying

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#5447981 - 11/29/14 05:22 AM Re: hunting the Winds... [Re: offinthewoods]
postoak Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 2832
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
Seventeen doesn't sound too bad. But yeah, bad direction for you. I hunt different stands according to the wind direction.
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#5448169 - 11/29/14 08:25 AM Re: hunting the Winds... [Re: offinthewoods]
Tatsun Offline
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Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 244
Ive been in the blind since 5:30, still here, and the wind feels like its going to blow my roof off!

Haven't seen so much as a rabbit this morning. I'm thinking with the winds, I picked the wrong weekend. Maybe I will still get lucky.

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#5448231 - 11/29/14 09:01 AM Re: hunting the Winds... [Re: offinthewoods]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
They will be nervous since they loose a great bit of there defenses (hearing and movement). I would hunt in as close to thicker cover as possible, maybe even sit downwind or cross wind of a game trail that gets used.

Winds are gusting here to 25, but sustained 15-20.
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#5448455 - 11/29/14 12:10 PM Re: hunting the Winds... [Re: offinthewoods]
603Country Online   content
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5663
Loc: Central Texas
Western said it well. Except at the peak of the rut, when the bucks are completely unthinking, wind lowers deer movement. But in the late afternoon, if the wind dies down, it could get interesting.

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#5448543 - 11/29/14 01:38 PM Re: hunting the Winds... [Re: offinthewoods]
offinthewoods Offline
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Registered: 09/03/13
Posts: 199
Loc: AZLE,TX
Well sat till about 1130 nothing but a wind rash lol..

I will be heading to the woods and not the draw here in a couple hours. Might try and stalk again I'm flinging arrows so its got to be judged just rite..

Y'all be safe if he winds stay strong.

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