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Old 09-10-2016, 11:07 AM
Father Forkhorn
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Location: NE Kansas
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it sounds like you're talking about live, green leaves still attached to the branch.

Yes, this is what I'm talking about.

It just got me wondering if this might tell you something that might avoid a deer winding you or something.

Just supposin', but two things occurred to me as I've thought more:

1.) This might be related to thermals, updrafts, downdrafts, etc. in which case it would definitely affect whether you'd want to be set up on high or low ground.

2.) Your scent may be moving towards that little spot. The old air moves out or maybe upward as with a thermal, new air moves, and some of that has to be coming in part from your location. (air moves from high pressure to low pressure).

The wind is in theory carrying your scent, and could allow a deer to wind you from a place that isn't directly downwind.

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