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Old 10-15-2007, 08:37 PM
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how do you guys check for wind directions? I know I read somewhere in this forum on how to DIY device that you can make at home. Can anyone help?
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:41 PM
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I know the orientation of the land I hunt.....and I just go to I can get a 10 day forecast, there. I check it up until I'm heading out. I only use it to see where to start, that day.
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:59 PM
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Default RE: wind direction is the greatest, then just knowing what it does in your hunting area. Best way to learn what wind does is put a little dye in a small creek and watch what the water does, its a real eye opener.
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:03 PM
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good advise in the first couple posts...

I do the same, but I'm ALWAYS checking the wind on stand...never know when it will switch, or swirl...I use this from HS...."Windicator"

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Old 10-15-2007, 10:12 PM
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I also use the windicator. Also I went to the craft department of our local wal-mart and bought a small piece of yarn. Then i unraveld small pieces of it and attached one to my bow so i can also check wind direction when he is coming in as well as while in the stand. An unscented cotton ball works just as well. just pull a piece off and let it go.
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:14 PM
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I look at flags on my way to my hunting spot.
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:13 AM
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Cattail seeds work marvels, get them in the late summer, let them dry and put the seeds in film canisters. drop a few from your stand and watch them fly
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:16 AM
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I know when the wind is out of the north with Tony living up there.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:15 AM
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thanks guys!!!
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