Spooking a deer

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Re: Spooking a deer

Post by Oldbloke » 14 Mar 2019, 8:11 am

bigfellascott wrote:A squeeze type bottle with talcum powder or corn starch etc to use for checking the wind direction is handy as is a bit of ol cassette tape or any other light type material that you can tie/tape onto the pointy end of ya barrel for quick wind change detection.

Lots of glassing and less walking is often a better way to go too, just depends on the terrain etc.


Great idea BFS. A 6" lengh of red cotton works well too
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Re: Spooking a deer

Post by bigfellascott » 14 Mar 2019, 12:05 pm

Oldbloke wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:A squeeze type bottle with talcum powder or corn starch etc to use for checking the wind direction is handy as is a bit of ol cassette tape or any other light type material that you can tie/tape onto the pointy end of ya barrel for quick wind change detection.

Lots of glassing and less walking is often a better way to go too, just depends on the terrain etc.


Great idea BFS. A 6" lengh of red cotton works well too


Yeah anything that catches the slightest breeze will do the job hey. :thumbsup:
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Re: Spooking a deer

Post by TassieTiger » 14 Mar 2019, 1:16 pm

But just remember - the breeze at your feet is different to the breeze where the deer might be...

Steve Rinella has a great episode where he stalks a deer to within 50m.
He stayed upwind, was quiet, camouflaged, etc.
He was 10 yards away from drawing his bow and he said he just felt a tickle of breeze on the back of his neck...deer looked up - and gone...
Why it’s called hunting I guess.
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