10/29/14 @ 5:27 AM
Hey Guys, Just figured I'd check your opinion on how a strong wind could help or hurt this week? With the cold front approaching it seems to be bringing some strong winds as well.. Has anyone had positive or negative experiences with wind during the rut? Or do bucks tend to be active with the action just starting to pick up? Typically I notice a significant decline in deer movement when there is a very strong wind and want to get your take as if you think they'll still be on their feet? Planning on an all day sit Friday! Best of luck to all!
10/29/14 @ 5:56 PM
10/29/14 @ 3:26 PM
Sometimes it seems as if the deer get spooky in that wind and it'll get them up on their feet too. Other than tryingto find the places with less wind, I'll look for wide open spaces. This give the deer more opportunity to see whats going on around them rather then being in the woods with all the noise and movements. The only rule to the rut is that there are no rules is probably. Peak rut, it just pays to be out hunting no matter the conditions. We hope for the best, but hunt with what we get.
10/29/14 @ 3:17 PM
10/29/14 @ 12:47 PM
10/29/14 @ 10:48 AM
If the big boys are rutting anything is possible. True your not going to get one sitting on the couch. With that being said, if your going to hunt in heavy winds, try to pick your spot accordingly if possible. My favorite place to go is where the wind is the least on these days. I usually find myself in the pines during a good rain or heavy winds and so are the deer.
10/29/14 @ 8:33 AM
Won't make it any easier, but gotta be out there...I rest on one experience about 20yrs ago with gail force winds and had a big 10 chasing a doe around by me, but couldn't get a shot. So, never know, anything is possible now. We've had bucks chasing since the 20th, and mature bucks already showing face that day and since then.