Do High Winds Slow Down Deer Movement?

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  • October 29, 2008 at 9:53 pm #522527 Back to Top REPORT
    jhpam3117
    jhpam3117

    Joined: 1/5/2008
    Growing up in the windiest city on earth IMO (Cheyenne, WY) the animals don’t like the wind anymore than we do. Of course this depends on how windy. Overall the animals that I have hunted tend to be hunkered down when it gets real windy. The good thing about it is you can move around and not be heard.
    October 29, 2008 at 10:37 pm #522528 Back to Top REPORT
    djdxt
    djdxt

    Joined: 6/19/2008
    i believe it keeps them down to an extent. however it was very windy here in ohio on this past sunday and i saw one of the biggest bucks i have ever seen while hunting. he and 7 does came out just at dark, so i believe with what i have seen and read, they like to wait til dark to move in high winds to cover them from predators, and because their nightvision is much better. just my $.002
    October 30, 2008 at 2:32 am #522529 Back to Top REPORT
    iowaswitchback
    IowaSwitchback

    Joined: 11/26/2005
    Location: Guess!
    I killed my doe last Sunday with the wind speed of 20-25 mph.
    Didn’t seam to bother her any.
    October 30, 2008 at 2:45 am #522530 Back to Top REPORT
    firearrow3
    firearrow3

    Joined: 10/2/2008
    I think hunting pressure has allot to do with the movement of deer. I some
    times go sit on stand out of season just to get in the woods and to kind of
    scope out the season ahead and i have seen alot of deer moving in the
    wind. I also have a cuddeback game camera that takes video and last
    year i had video of two bucks sparing while the branches of the tres
    behind them were whiping around pretty good
    October 30, 2008 at 2:52 am #522531 Back to Top REPORT
    djdxt
    djdxt

    Joined: 6/19/2008
    o i saw plenty of does before dark last sunday in the high winds, but i think the older bucks are typically smarter than that and stay tight until about dark or dark in the high winds. i also agree i that movement does also have alot to do with pressure. i dont know that its so much their movement, but rather their patterns and where they are moving. they will change patterns and start moving around where they “flag” as “dangerous” and stay out of there and move through much thicker areas.
    October 30, 2008 at 3:00 am #522532 Back to Top REPORT
    mike25
    mike25

    Joined: 8/21/2008
    ive killed my two biggest deer in high winds…the biggest in 25+mph winds
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