Do you like deer hunting windy days? It can be extremely frustrating. It’s harder to pick up movement on a windy day, and it’s hard to hear a deer approaching also. They can’t pick up your movement as well, or hear you as well either. I have decided not to hunt on windy days before. But if you are thinking you cant bag big bucks on windy days think again.
Hunting Windy Days
My father was deer hunting the first week of the season in 1997. He hunted that morning then went back to camp and decided to eat lunch and get back in the woods early. It was very windy to be deer hunting. But he was back out there early with hopes of seeing some big bucks. It was around 1:20pm and the wind was wiping. He was in a tripod stand that we called the rock stand. It sits on a hillside in some pines looking down to the most beautiful food plot beside a creek surrounded by a big hardwood ridge.
Suddenly some does rushed out in the food plot, followed by a very nice trophy buck. He knew it was a shooter immediately. He aimed and shot but missed. The buck didn’t know which way the shot came from and ran closer to my father. His second shot didn’t miss. It was his biggest buck ever and it came on a very windy day.
Wind as an Advantage
One morning one of my good friends and I went hunting at a club I was a member of in Walton county, in Georgia. That morning driving to the club we noticed how windy it was. But we didn’t let that discourage us. I took my friend to a location in some mature pines close to a big hardwood ridge. Then I went to a stand about four hundred yards away. It was so windy, I thought I was going to get sea sick up in that pine tree. About 9:30am I had enough, I decided to get down and still hunt around the edge of a big clear-cut.
Then I heard my friend shoot. When I got over to him he was grinning like a mule eating briars. He had just taken his biggest buck ever, and it was on a very windy day. So if you are having second thoughts about hunting on a windy day, just remember you just might get that buck of a lifetime hunting windy days.
This is the Jasper county trophy my father took on October 27, 1997