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#6608350 - 12/30/16 01:36 PM Hunting in the Wind
BuckyBigsby Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 18
Loc: Amarillo, TX
Will be in a stand in Collingsworth County here in a couple hours and in the morning. And advice for hunting on a windy day like today or am I just wasting my time going?
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott

#6608355 - 12/30/16 01:40 PM Re: Hunting in the Wind [Re: BuckyBigsby]
Bobcat4119 Offline

Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 224
Loc: NE Texas
Time in stand is never wasted. Can't tag one sitting on your couch!

#6608367 - 12/30/16 01:57 PM Re: Hunting in the Wind [Re: BuckyBigsby]
mustafa Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 9776
I hunt on the far northeast end of that county, and if the wind stops blowing I'm going to look for cover. It blows all day every day and doesn't seem to effect the deer.
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#6608494 - 12/30/16 03:43 PM Re: Hunting in the Wind [Re: BuckyBigsby]
Txfencebuilder s Offline

Registered: 07/08/16
Posts: 60
I seem to see more in the wind

#6608535 - 12/30/16 04:17 PM Re: Hunting in the Wind [Re: BuckyBigsby]
clu Offline

Registered: 03/15/14
Posts: 95
Loc: La Grange
I was once under that impression that wind is no good but no more. I had my 2 best hunts this year when the artic blast hit us. Upper 20s with 20-25 mph wind. Saw 27 the first day and 25 the next.

#6608538 - 12/30/16 04:23 PM Re: Hunting in the Wind [Re: BuckyBigsby]
Pintail711 Offline

Registered: 09/18/16
Posts: 237
Loc: Longview, TX
I would hunt for sure.

#6608782 - 12/30/16 07:37 PM Re: Hunting in the Wind [Re: BuckyBigsby]
Adchunts Offline

Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 212
Loc: New Braunfels, TX
My best buck came on an exceptionally windy, hot day. 25 mph constant with gusts to 35. Hunting out of a climbing stand 35 feet up in a big pine. Stand was moving 4-5 feet as the wind blew. About thirty minutes before dark, wind layed a bit, and big daddy came strolling by.

#6608963 - 12/30/16 09:59 PM Re: Hunting in the Wind [Re: BuckyBigsby]
Texican Offline

Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 907
Went out this afternoon in Parker County. Was windy but saw the most deer I have seen in several weeks.

#6610549 - 01/01/17 08:24 AM Re: Hunting in the Wind [Re: BuckyBigsby]
snake oil Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 1314
Loc: Graham
Hunting the wind is usually not as good because they can't smell and hear as good......

#6618181 - 01/05/17 02:27 PM Re: Hunting in the Wind [Re: BuckyBigsby]
huntinfish Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/28/12
Posts: 37
I like the wind


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