Early ML weather

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by xbokilla, Oct 9, 2021.

  1. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    We haven't had a good crop of acorns in five years. My guess is late Spring freezes the past five years.
     
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  2. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

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    Shew...I dont know about going to the store asking for something that'll cover an inch or two down on a half inch pole :D That'll get folks talking!
     
  3. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    You know it.
     
  4. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    With the sunshade on.
     
  5. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    No pun intended, but that's a stretch.
     
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  6. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Well they've dropped the lows for Friday night, thank goodness, but the wind seems to be picking up for the weekend. I hate wind in my area. It's so unpredictable.
     
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  7. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Same. I just go. If it’s real windy I don’t hunt. But the direction stuff is irrelevant where I hunt. It will literally hit you in the face and 5 mins later the back of the head at any time. You can have multiple set ups and you’ll face the same dilemma.
     
  8. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 10 pointer

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    In the hills of eastern Kentucky where I hunt you can watch the wind change every 4 minutes. Not terribly long ago I built a fire and watched the smoke over a 10 minute period and it changed 11 times that went in complete opposite directions. I still try to play the wind but it’s a “try to” at best here.
     
  9. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

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    I listened to Roger Raglin one time talking on setting up for the correct wind. I sent him a email and asked if he'd ever applied that in eastern Kentucky or along the Appalachian.
    His response was "you guys in hill country just gotta hunt".
     
  10. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 10 pointer

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    I agree with him. But I will say I hunt in a few box blinds and they help a ton with scent control.
     
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  11. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

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    Agree on that too. I dont understand why but they do.
     
  12. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    I even think ground blinds help. I like stands better but I think blinds are better for the wind. At least where I hunt.
     
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  13. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    I'll be hunting period but I will not go to my best spots. I'll get as high as I can where the wind direction is more consistent and still hunt. Will probably make a few scrapes and hang cameras on them.
    Most of the buck activity is high at the moment anyway.
     
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  14. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    In the basement
  15. keeruss8

    keeruss8 6 pointer

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    It's showing rain for us Friday night and hopefully gone by day break Saturday
     

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