- Aug 19, 2015
- Hickman county
I don't have a lot of experience hunting hills and hollers since I come the flat land of Indiana. The swirling unpredictable winds have no doubt cost me many a deer I've never seen, much less those that I have seen. Yesterday morning was a prime example. I hunted a spot that is a great pinch point leading from the ridges down to a wide creek bottom that is both pastures and periodic flooded timber. This spot is a draw that opens up and ends right at the creek that is a natural crossing where I often see deer. I now have permission to hunt this property. The draw runs west to east, and the wind yesterday was from the south. The side of the draw are pretty steep, and I was in a tree about a third of the way up from the bottom of the draw. I get set up in my climber, and it feels like the wind is blowing from the east, and it sure enough does the whole morning, right down the draw. I climb down when I'm done hunting and go up to the top to check things out, and the wind is blowing straight out of the south! :bash: Is it the "norm" that when the wind blows perpendicular to a draw that it will turn 90^ and shoot right down the draw? How the heck am I supposed to hunt the wind? I don't know how many times I've gone out to hunt a spot according to the wind direction, only to have it be swirling in every direction or like yesterday just blow 90^ to what it's supposed to be. I've just about given up figuring it out, but I also know that figuring it out is probably the BEST key to successful deer hunting. Any tips or things to keep in mind would be greatly appreciated!