dave-t. said:I have multiple stands, and hunt the one that is best for each wind, but it may not be the stand I'd prefer to hunt at the time.
I'm nuts with scent elimination, and have had deer downwind of me and not spook, but you can't expect that every time.
Ruining a good stand location by hunting it in a bad wind is not going to help you get your deer in the long run. Be patient.
I even get out of a stand if the wind changes while I'm hunting. An old deer will look at your stand after catching your scent in it or busting you, every time they pass. I've seen this often, and it's best not to push your luck. I had a doe bust me multiple times, even when the wind was right, because she busted me there once and always looked up after that.
I have the same problem!! I do all the scent free stuff and try not to hunt certain winds but there are times when hunting in a valley or around hills that the wind is totally unpredictable. And how do you play the wind when you have a trail to the left and one to the right of the treestand. The wind is ALWAYS blowing in one of those directions!!!!!! They either come into the wind or on the other trail you can't tell where they come from!!!!!camoham said:i had to vote "i use scent sprays/not concerned about wind"
because it was the closest answer regarding my hunting area.
i am concerned about wind.
the valley i hunt in; however, at times has drastically changing winds regardless of what the "weathergirl" (sorry mr. buffet) has to say. typically comes from the north or south. other times wind indicator shows massive "swirling". thing i cant figure out is that deer will come from either direction regardless of what thermals are doing down in the valley.
the end result is that deer will be comming from one of two possible directions 75% of the time.