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How Wind Speed and Direction Affects Hunting

Ask any seasoned hunter and he or she will agree: wind speed and direction play a critical role in hunting. When you’re 30+ feet up in a tree stand, a strong gust of wind can make the air feel cooler. But wind speed and direction affect other elements of hunting, as well. Slows Deer Movement Ever notice how there are fewer deer moving on windy days? This is because wind speed affects their movement. Tim Walmsley, an Illinois hunter and whitetail expert, says strong winds are the “kiss of death.” This doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t see a single whitetail when it’s windy. Rather, the wind makes deer less active, minimizing your chances of scoring a trophy buck. Moves Your Scent Of course, the wind can carry your scent, raising the alarm to nearby deer. To overcome this problem, some hunters choose hunting areas with natural protection from the wind, […]

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