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Old 09-18-2017, 12:39 PM
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Need some suggestions on some good wind apps. Been using the weather channel one & its has been wrong 80% of the time.
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This is not a smart aleck statement, I'm serious. Go outside, and see which way the wind is blowing instead of trying to find it on an app. I trust my own observations. The app isn't going to take local factors into consideration that can affect wind direction.
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This is not a smart aleck statement, I'm serious. Go outside, and see which way the wind is blowing instead of trying to find it on an app. I trust my own observations. The app isn't going to take local factors into consideration that can affect wind direction.
^^This^^... I checked the wind multiple times Saturday before I even attempted to go hunt an area where I shot a buck. And when I got half way there, I checked it again..
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App will help before hitting the woods, especially on entrance. And will show direction of the prevailing wind since there is as much swirling here as there is. HuntStand does a pretty good job IMO
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App will help before hitting the woods, especially on entrance. And will show direction of the prevailing wind since there is as much swirling here as there is. HuntStand does a pretty good job IMO
Thanks! Blows my mind how some people respond to questions.
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Thanks! Blows my mind how some people respond to questions.
If you're referring to me, it blows my mind that some people need a cell phone app to tell which way the wind is blowing. You asked a question, I gave you an answer that is a result of half a century of hunting experience. But, apparently I'm just an old idjit that don't know anything about hunting. I guess Browning Slayer who agreed and has a thread running with a monster buck he killed doesn't know anything about hunting either.

If you choose to dismiss people's honest advice to a question and be ill about them offering it, then that's your problem. Why ask if you don't want an answer? You are the one that confirmed that relying on the electronic universe isn't accurate for you in the real world. It isn't for me either. There is one way to know which way the wind is blowing in any given small area. And so simple that it's obvious. It's surprising that I have to point that out. There is life and things happening outside the internet and your phone, believe it or not. I will hush now and go back to the 18th century and leave y'all professional hunters alone.
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If you're referring to me, it blows my mind that some people need a cell phone app to tell which way the wind is blowing. You asked a question, I gave you an answer that is a result of half a century of hunting experience. But, apparently I'm just an old idjit that don't know anything about hunting. I guess Browning Slayer who agreed and has a thread running with a monster buck he killed doesn't know anything about hunting either.

If you choose to dismiss people's honest advice to a question and be ill about them offering it, then that's your problem. Why ask if you don't want an answer? You are the one that confirmed that relying on the electronic universe isn't accurate for you in the real world. It isn't for me either. There is one way to know which way the wind is blowing in any given small area. And so simple that it's obvious. It's surprising that I have to point that out. There is life and things happening outside the internet and your phone, believe it or not. I will hush now and go back to the 18th century and leave y'all professional hunters alone.

This is the best post in the deer hunting forum I've seen in a loooooong time! I have been hunting for forty something years and I've never even thought about using an app for wind direction. I'm pretty sure I never will. That don't make me right, but I would rather see for myself which way the wind is blowing than waste my time letting some app tell me.
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If you're referring to me, it blows my mind that some people need a cell phone app to tell which way the wind is blowing. You asked a question, I gave you an answer that is a result of half a century of hunting experience. But, apparently I'm just an old idjit that don't know anything about hunting. I guess Browning Slayer who agreed and has a thread running with a monster buck he killed doesn't know anything about hunting either.

If you choose to dismiss people's honest advice to a question and be ill about them offering it, then that's your problem. Why ask if you don't want an answer? You are the one that confirmed that relying on the electronic universe isn't accurate for you in the real world. It isn't for me either. There is one way to know which way the wind is blowing in any given small area. And so simple that it's obvious. It's surprising that I have to point that out. There is life and things happening outside the internet and your phone, believe it or not. I will hush now and go back to the 18th century and leave y'all professional hunters alone.
I didn't ask for your opinion. I ask about apps that people use & since you don't use them you can't help me. Funny how people always put there 2 cents in whether it's ask for or not. I dont need a weather app to hunt but I do check the weather apps to see what they say & I also check the wind when I go hunting. Your way of hunting may or may not be the way everybody else hunts. That's ok too!
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Make sure to check the hourly forcast not just the general forcast... Its usually pretty accurate for me... And keep in mind thermals and the wind will usually shift right as the sun comes up and goes down if there is not a dominate wind pattern
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Best thing is to log the actual wind direction in relation to what the weather app has. Topography effects the wind closer to the ground.
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SL hunting. It'll give you a scent cone for the predominant wind, potential wind shifts and timing. It'll give you a better understanding than the old "finger in the air" approach when you're planning. Once you get to where you're going, you'll see if the wind actually correlates with reports. Then I use wind checks once i'm on site.
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SL hunting. It'll give you a scent cone for the predominant wind, potential wind shifts and timing. It'll give you a better understanding than the old "finger in the air" approach when you're planning. Once you get to where you're going, you'll see if the wind actually correlates with reports. Then I use wind checks once i'm on site.
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Windfinder is good. I use it for hunting, surfing, and fishing. Seems to be more accurate than most.

I don't need an app to tell me what the wind is doing right now. I need it to tell me what it is likely to be doing in 2 days when I hunt. That way I can map out the best stand location, approach, etc. It is especially critical when hunting public land cause you need to have plan a, b, and possibly c, d & e depending on who might have beat you to your spot.
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Windfinder is good. I use it for hunting, surfing, and fishing. Seems to be more accurate than most.

I don't need an app to tell me what the wind is doing right now. I need it to tell me what it is likely to be doing in 2 days when I hunt. That way I can map out the best stand location, approach, etc. It is especially critical when hunting public land cause you need to have plan a, b, and possibly c, d & e depending on who might have beat you to your spot.
Exactly! Thanks for the info.
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This is what I use-

http://weather.gfc.state.ga.us/PointForecast/Zip.aspx

I do a lot of prescribed burning and I rely on it for getting the best burn.
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http://weather.gfc.state.ga.us/PointForecast/Zip.aspx

I do a lot of prescribed burning and I rely on it for getting the best burn.
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Scout look and best hunting are two I've used the last few years. Sometimes I use few strands off a cotton boll before I walk in on real calm days to see which way the overall drift is.
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Scout look and best hunting are two I've used the last few years. Sometimes I use few strands off a cotton boll before I walk in on real calm days to see which way the overall drift is.
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I seldom even look at the weather channel. When I step out the back door of my house, I know NSEW and can feel it. Kinda redneck, but I have a 4 inch piece of wire on my Radio antenna at a 90 degree angle on my truck, hanging off it is a piece of unwaxed dental floss about 8 inches long. When I pull up to where I'm hunting, it takes a simple glance to know what the wind is doing at that location and if I need to enter from another side. Landscape has a lot to do with how the wind is acting in a small area. As for telling several days in advanced......they cant get it right if its gonna rain tomorrow biggest part of the time.
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some people need to make up their mind the day before. Also the www can (try) to show how and when the wind is going to change. dont let these folks discourage you from checking the wind in advance of the wind. anyway, I us a website. I'll link you to the Blakely, Ga one, you can use the pull down menu to change it to the state/area you are in. Pretty reliable for me, http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/laun...it=Go&sta=KBIJ
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some people need to make up their mind the day before. Also the www can (try) to show how and when the wind is going to change. dont let these folks discourage you from checking the wind in advance of the wind. anyway, I us a website. I'll link you to the Blakely, Ga one, you can use the pull down menu to change it to the state/area you are in. Pretty reliable for me, http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/laun...it=Go&sta=KBIJ
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