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#6942902 - 11/01/17 08:50 PM Would you hunt?
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A box blind that is almost directly upwind of your feeder? The feeder is 150 yards away. My target buck that I posted about a few weeks back is starting to show up in daylight but I'm not sure for how long. The feeder is north of the blind and the winds are forecasted to be SW this weekend. I know it's not the ideal location but on my property it's my only option except for the bow stands. I would hunt them but I don't want to bump him going in. He would be my biggest buck to date and looks even bigger in daylight!




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#6942912 - 11/01/17 08:55 PM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: JH117]
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Unfortunately my tower blind is due north of my feeder and 1/4 of the east end of my food plot. My blind is sealed pretty good and I make sure that I am pretty much scent free before I get into the blind. So if your box blind is pretty well sealed on the north side and you do not go out there all stinky you should be okay. If you have cedar in your area break a small branch, brush yourself down with it and bring it into the blind with you. Good luck he looks like a dandy up


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#6943016 - 11/01/17 09:45 PM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: JH117]
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Downwind of the feeder is perfect.

But if it were upwind, like you described, it would depend. On my deer lease, I would. On a more pressured place, Id get creative.
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#6943031 - 11/01/17 09:53 PM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: Sneaky]
JH117 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Downwind of the feeder is perfect.

But if it were upwind, like you described, it would depend. On my deer lease, I would. On a more pressured place, Id get creative.


Thanks for catching that. I didn't even notice I typed it up that way.

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#6943047 - 11/01/17 09:59 PM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: Stub]
JH117 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Stub
Unfortunately my tower blind is due north of my feeder and 1/4 of the east end of my food plot. My blind is sealed pretty good and I make sure that I am pretty much scent free before I get into the blind. So if your box blind is pretty well sealed on the north side and you do not go out there all stinky you should be okay. If you have cedar in your area break a small branch, brush yourself down with it and bring it into the blind with you. Good luck he looks like a dandy up


Unfortunately my blind isn't sealed very well. I built it 3 yrs ago with some scrap wood I had laying around. It has open windows as you can see. Rookie mistake! And those 4x4's are only 4 ft tall.

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#6943149 - 11/01/17 11:27 PM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Downwind of the feeder is perfect.

But if it were upwind, like you described, it would depend. On my deer lease, I would. On a more pressured place, Id get creative.


I'd say get creative IMO.

It's gonna be hot, our blinds are gonna smell like high school locker rooms by the end of the weekend.

I wouldn't take the risk with such a bad wind
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#6943283 - 11/02/17 07:03 AM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: JH117]
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No way. Set up downwind somewhere.

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#6943403 - 11/02/17 08:36 AM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: JH117]
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I would get my climber and switch up down wind as well.

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#6943440 - 11/02/17 08:58 AM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: JH117]
Pintail711 Offline
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Registered: 09/18/16
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Loc: Longview, TX
Yeah Id prolly figure something else out

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#6943471 - 11/02/17 09:09 AM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: JH117]
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If you have to, do everything you can to kill your, slip in early and hunt him.
Good luck!

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#6943527 - 11/02/17 09:39 AM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: JH117]
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I agree with the fellas on figuring out a plan "B", run of the mill buck maybe not, but if it is one you really like......."hunt" this one.
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#6943576 - 11/02/17 10:12 AM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: DPirates80]
JH117 Offline
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Originally Posted By: DPirates80
I would get my climber and switch up down wind as well.


I was kind of thinking this also. I've got one tree that I can use my climber on that's near this spot. I seen him the other day from about 500 yards out in the afternoon right in front of it. I hunted that tree once this bow season and saw deer. I just don't think a morning hunt would be smart of me to go in and maybe run him off making all that racket. Then again with almost 90 degree temps in the afternoon this weekend I'm still not sure.

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#6943588 - 11/02/17 10:21 AM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: JH117]
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My blind is directly north of my feeder pen and I hunt it no matter what. Who's to say from what direction a deer will approach the feeder. Even if they come in from the south they may or may not get your scent. I'm not skipping a day of hunting just because of the wind direction.

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#6943600 - 11/02/17 10:32 AM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: TexasKC]
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If he's coming to that feeder routinely, I'd hunt the stand. Do what you can to control or mask your scent. I think you're more likely to spook him with a new last minute stand.

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#6943605 - 11/02/17 10:34 AM Re: Would you hunt? [Re: JH117]
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To me at 150 yards up in a tower stand, I would keep the windows closed and hunt it.

For future reference we set up all our blinds and feeders east/west of each other and have yet to experience a wind that blows from setup to feeder.
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