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Old 09-17-2008, 10:05 AM
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I set my stand up on a creek the creek is just to the west of me and there is also a thicket i think the deer bed in on the other side of the creek just to the west northwest.Mystand sits about 5 to 10 yards off of a trail that comes out of the corner of the of the thicket and across the creek. My stand is straight north of the trail. Last year it seemed i had a mainly south to south west wind or a south east wind.
now i lookat the weather we will have a north northwest wind all this week and season opensoct 1st.
Should i move the stand to the south of the trail. or will the wind come from the south most of the time.
I am in south west Indiana if it helps.

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Old 09-17-2008, 10:09 AM
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You can leave it where it is but make sure you only hunt it on days when the wind is right for it. Thats why I try to have several stands in each place I hunt, if wind isn't right for one I can go hunt another.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:12 AM
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It helps to have multiple stand locations which will work for different wind directions.

If i were you I would find a second stand location which wil work for N/NW winds.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:23 AM
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If you are only 5-10 yds N of the trail you are fine for a NNW wind. That stand should be good in anything froma NE (going counterclockwise) to a S wind.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:29 AM
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It's usually a good idea to have stands for different winds.

As long as the wind isn't blowing directly into the bed, go give it a shot.

In the future, you may want to consider hanging your stands a tad farther off the trail.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:34 AM
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well i only had the cash this year for anther stand or a pop up so i got the pop up. mostly since walmart will discount the ladder stand come jan for like 50% off. if nothing else i guest i have the pop up.
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It helps to have multiple stand locations which will work for different wind directions.

If i were you I would find a second stand location which wil work for N/NW winds.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:35 AM
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i know i knew i was to close but it was that or 15 yards out with the deer looking straight at me.
or 40 yards off with no shot on the trail.
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It's usually a good idea to have stands for different winds.

As long as the wind isn't blowing directly into the bed, go give it a shot.

In the future, you may want to consider hanging your stands a tad farther off the trail.
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