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Old 02-27-2020, 12:39 AM
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Default Hunting in windy conditions

We have a hunt coming up this weekend and the forecast is calling for 15-25 mph wind. Any tips for calling in these windy conditions?

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Old 02-27-2020, 10:22 AM
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No way to change your plans???????
Find heave cover and deep coulees and hope for the best.
You decide !!!
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Old 02-27-2020, 02:27 PM
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Old 02-28-2020, 06:38 AM
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Second on turning volume up. Wind or not if they want to play they're gonna play. A friend and I hunted in the same type wind conditions for the same reason, its the way it played out. And it turned out to be the best night of coyote hunting I or we ever had.
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Old 02-28-2020, 06:50 AM
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15 MPH and over I stay at home unless its a competition

However, not to be a Captain Obvious, strong winds can be an advantage covering your sound and mixing up your scent like its in a blender. I think this confuses them and makes them vulnerable in their approach, if they decide to.

One night I was set up in a field with strong wind....the deer were slowly cruising right by me....very close. It was really odd as if they didn't know I was there. That same night I had a red just continue to circle around me one way then the other, then zig zagged to me. Crazy to watch.

Biggest issue in my opinion is the sound getting to them, as a stronger wind can also throw sound projection in a blender. Try to get the call as far off the ground you can....and BLAST it.

Also, from my experience in stronger wind, if you hunt standing w/tripod...make sure it is sturdy....ask how I know....lol
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:42 PM
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