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Author Topic: Wind Direction  (Read 810 times)

Offline 7Day_Archer

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Wind Direction
« on: January 05, 2012, 09:53:57 PM »
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As most of you know, I am hunting the second Archery season for the first time. And I appreciated all of your feedback. With the info yinz provided along with the website I found, I have decided to hunt the edge of a cornfield. As an Archery hunter like everyone else here, I understand how CRITICAL Wind Direction is. I have found a website that gives you the predominate wind directions by the hour for the next 3 days. I think I owe it to all yinz to share it. The site is Unbelievable for determining where you plan on hunting! Check it out, tell me what yinz think! Have fun, be safe and God Bless!
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Offline Possum

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Wind Direction
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 08:28:05 AM »
I am big on Wind Direction and depend on it. I use the Weather Channel's Smartphone App (on my iPad) to get wind direction and email the weather by the hour to myself.
On the day of the Hunt I can even break it down to 15 min Increments... I locate the nearest town that feeds info to the weather channel in my case it's Weogufka, AL (35183). Weather Underground is another very good one and now has Weather Apps that feed data off of the Weather station's that are local to the area you hunt.
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Offline yari

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Re: Wind Direction
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 08:28:58 AM »
i use 'scoutlookweather' and they are bad. wrong over 1/2 the time. i'll check this out. thx
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Offline bberger

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Re: Wind Direction
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 09:01:05 AM »
I use the weatherbug app for my smartphone, gives wind speed, direction, and temp hourly for a couple days out, and full 7 day forcast, just as accurate as weather man, and I know, I work with the weather man.
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Offline 5114TX

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Re: Wind Direction
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 09:30:02 AM »
I use weatherbug also.   Pretty accurate, but I'll check out this other one, too!   Thanks, 7 Day!!
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Re: Wind Direction
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2012, 10:15:06 AM »
Thanks for the link and good luck with your late season hunt.
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Offline notsams

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Re: Wind Direction
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012, 02:32:30 PM »
   I live 30 miles from my cabin and some times the wind is different at the cabin then it was when I left home. I have a wireless wind gauge at the cabin that I refer to when there.  I also allways use a powder wind checker.

Offline buckone1

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Re: Wind Direction
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012, 03:42:10 PM »
Here in the hills of southern Indiana, the wind may be out of the south but it twists and turns thru these hills so you have to play it by ear.
Thanks for the info!! @--0--0101 on your hunt!
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Offline Woods Walker

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Re: Wind Direction
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 10:21:56 PM »
I look at where the powder from my squeeze bottle goes, and then the uraveled ends of the dental floss I have tied to the top and bottom limbs of my bow. I stillhunt most of the time, so I'm in a constant state of wind or ground current change.

I've worked outdoors my whole life, and having a "weather sense" is something I acquired along the way. Things like cloud types, humidity levels and even barometric pressure changes I've learned to be aware of without thinking about it.  If I depended on the weatherman for accurate weather info I'd of been dead a long time ago!!!   ;D
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Re: Wind Direction
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2012, 05:28:22 AM »

Thanks for the link !

 @--0--0101 and be safe!
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Offline Two Tales

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Re: Wind Direction
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2012, 07:46:01 AM »
good upto date info, but electronics are generally not part of my hunting gear (exception Cell phone) I also still hunt...and knowing the lay of the land time of the hunt I have learned (over many years) to trust my senses...with the exception of hilly country and even that in general, you have predominate wind normally out of the west for us...shifting as you move to different terrain throughout the day...mornings with bright sun shine winds tend to move up hills...(heat rises) etc.
Seems that we can often get over gadgitized and depend on other folks technology that many oft miss or let slack the real skills of hunting...

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