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windy days; should I stay home?

Old 11-10-2003, 02:56 PM
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Default windy days; should I stay home?

I have never had any luck hunting on a windy day. Should I stay home? Saturday I grunted called and sat 6 hours and did not see a thing
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Old 11-10-2003, 03:12 PM
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no, but you should probably stop doing that thing you call" grunting" .





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Old 11-10-2003, 04:15 PM
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Well, you' re right that the deer are harder to hunt on a windy day because they tend to lay down and not move.

But, I hunted all day Saturday, too, and saw nothing (I did freeze, though). Then when I stopped at Hussey' s General Store for gas, I saw a guy tagging a 13 pointer that had to go 230 pounds (the first deer the guy ever shot, he said).

Bottom line: you may have less chance on a windy day in your stand, but you have no chance from your living room.
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Old 11-11-2003, 11:32 AM
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On a windy day you should still hunt. Try areas where you think deer will bed down, like hemlock thickets or blow downs. The deer are less likely to hear you or smell you on a windy day so you have that to your advantage. Keep alert and you may see a buck. They will probably hold tight and hope you walk by without seeing them. Stay out of the tree stand on a windy day or you might get sea sick.

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Old 11-11-2003, 11:55 AM
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Harvested a decent 9 pnt on the NY opener, Oct 15th. The wind was howling at about 45 or 50 mph' s all day. I had 4 bucks under my tree stand in the late afternoon, harvested this one...
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...96016150yzYaoA

I plan to right a book...it' ll be pretty short, I' m still working on the content...here are some examples...

Page 1 (there is only one page)
You really never know what the deer will be doing on any given day.

or
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You won' t likely get one from the couch.

Maybe I' ll combine the two and charge a little extra.


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Old 11-11-2003, 12:10 PM
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i went out this morning in baltimore county and it was so calm and cold, but around 8 o' clock the wind picked up and it got nasty and rainy. i decided to sit thru it because its rut time and bucks are known to do anything. about 9 o' clock i had a decent 4 or 6 pt pass by me at about 60 yds. that is the second buck i have seen at this particular stand in 3 days so i cant wait to get out there again!! the wind was blowing about 40 mph at my back on saturday when a monster 8 pt. suprised me by coming from my blind side where the sun hindered my view and he got past me before i could make a shot, but he was no jumped, he was just heading to the thicket calmly despite the harsh wind
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Old 11-11-2003, 04:00 PM
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I will definitly be out in the stand on a windy day (as long as it is safe), even more so in the afternoon. Winds will tend for the most part (but not always) to begin to die down as the sun sets. Being that it has been windy all day, the deer are hungry from being bedded down. They will move a bit earlier Ive found out, so they can feed.
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Old 11-11-2003, 04:18 PM
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It' s like the lottery--you gotta play to win. With the rut on, it should' nt matter.
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Old 11-14-2003, 06:53 PM
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find a pine area they might come to hide from the bad weather conditions... thats how i hit my first deer.....def hunt windy cold days
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Old 11-14-2003, 07:49 PM
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Our club seems to shut down during extreme wind like this week but otherwise soem gusts dont seem to bother the deer. One thing that I noticed is that the deer are really edgy with a lot of wind.

Good luck.

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