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How to Deer Hunt The Wind - Deer Hunting Tree Stand Strategies

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Published on Aug 2, 2012

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A Basic Guide on how to deer hunt the wind. Deer hunting is easier when you hunt smart!

I want to take a couple of minutes here and show you how I deer hunt the wind, I have 6 or 7 stand sites on the properties I hunt and each of them have something unique about them whether it be a terrain feature or a wind direction, but by in large all of them have the exact same thing in common, and that is that I can get in and out of the stand easily and discreetly, and the wind direction is extremely favorable for that particular area. The way that I deer hunt the wind is not super aggressive and it might not put you in the best spot on any given day, but what it does do is make sure that you deer don't get educated throughout the season, or should I say not as educated. You're always going to leave scent to some extent, that's just the nature of the beast, but you can control it and you can approach it in a way that really limits the amount that the deer know you're there. So let me just jump in and show you an example of some of these stand sites here. This red dot, this is where I park, I park here for all the stands. On this side of the property is the west side of the property, this is north, and I enter in via these fields. Over here there are a couple different saddles that are tough to see here, but I jump in those saddles, jump in the stand from the back side of the tree stand, I think that's kind of important. I like to have the tree between me and the deer, I think that's a big deal, so that's maybe something to keep in mind. And the other thing about these places is that the deer are always moving through, this is a bedding ridge, this is a bedding ridge, this is a bedding ridge, and these deer are always moving, they're moving, they're moving, they're moving. Very rarely will I come in and have a deer bed underneath me. I just don't place my standards to be in those types of areas. This is a spot that I kind of want to avoid from a deer hunting perspective, there are a lot of deer that end up in this spot, sometimes I get pictures of 20 a night, but the reason I don't hunt it is that the deer stay there for hours at a time and if I'm there when the nights over, I have to get out. But the only way to get out is to spook the deer, and you obviously don't want to spook the deer to hunt there. The deer that use this area are the deer use this entire farm. Most of the farm here at any specific time, so you have to keep that in mind, just because you see the deer in the field doesn't mean that they're just using the field, they're using the farm on some level you just have to figure it out. So anyway that sort of touches on some of the main points, park downwind, hunt spots where the deer are moving through, and always have your wind blowing to a spot that deer are very unlikely to come from. For instance, this south spot, I hunt here with the south wind and this cattle pasture and the deer come off this bedding ridge through this field, so the deer coming through, never know I'm here. That's the thing, people see these agricultural fields and they say why do you want your wind blowing through these agricultural fields? Well, in this case, all of the ag fields are tilled over by October; the nutritional value of white tailed deer this time of year is pretty much nothing. It may be nice to have some food there but I like having my wind blowing into a tilled in cornfield, with no chance of a deer coming in. It's just a couple of tips on how to deer hunt the wind, I appreciate you coming out, and checking it out, you have a wonderful day, thank you, bye.

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