wind detection tricks :
How many days do we go hunt and wind is barely blowing ? slight breeze 1-5 mph . Thats nothing .
Im a non smoker but I carry a Bic lighter in my pack . A flame will tell you instantly which way the slightest breeze is coming from .
when hunting field pockets --get as high as you can to eliminate getting detected by swirls and thermals in the back of the pocket . Sometime 15-18 ft just isnt enuf . I try to get 25-30 .
edit : for anyone hunting outside the immediate South east wind is a big problem to over come . If the wind is blowing 15-20 mph in Ga --Im staying home . In the Midwest 15-20 mph is just a regular day in the woods --Im there like white on rice .
prime example : I had 2 guys hunt with me from Bama in Illinois several yrs ago '' neither had hunted there before ''--- The wind was blowing about 25 mph . They said there was no way deer moved in that stuff , they didnt even go out and stayed in camp drinkin beer --- I saw about 30 deer that day from my stand that afternoon . Big diff in regional locations / wind / deer movement .
Last edited by short stop; 10-27-2008 at 10:25 PM.