How Wind Affects Deer Movement and Your Hunting

How Wind Affects Deer Movement and Your Hunting

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Wind can wreak havoc on even the best laid plans for a hunt.

The buck drank deeply from the throat of the icy river, quenching his thirst caused by heavy rutting activity. For a moment, the deer had no inkling I was a mere 10 yards away, safely perched in an old ash 20 feet off the ground.

Without warning, the cursed wind ruined it all. A gust hit me head-on, loosing my rattling antlers from the hook where they were hanging and sending them clattering to the ground. If it weren’t so heart-wrenching it would’ve been funny — seeing the look on the buck’s face when a set of antlers landed inches from his face. In a mili-instant, the buck was gone.

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