Hunting Opportunities

Strong wind shift events can create a predictable hunting opportunity for a mature buck you are hunting. This event will usually be associated with the passage of a strong cold front, which changes the wind from a southerly to a north or northwest direction. A drop in temperature will also occur.

Because deer prefer to bed out of the wind, they will move from their pre-front bed to a new, quieter location as the front passes. The stronger the wind, the better. If this weather event occurs during the day where you hunt, it may be your best opportunity to kill a nearly nocturnal buck under natural conditions including during the rut. Doing this successfully requires knowing both bedding locations. Providing these locations and understanding the travel route between them makes predicting this movement possible.

More tips can be found in the Ground Games Vol. 1 DVD!