Hurricaine and the rut


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beeb173
October 30, 2012, 02:57 PM
Being a relatively new hunter I went out in these high winds (lower Michigan) not knowing that deer activity would be greatly curtailed. It looks like it could be like this for quite a while. Has anyone read what this will do to the rut, if anything? Any tips on how to hunt whitetail in high winds?

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627PCFan
October 30, 2012, 03:01 PM
Theyll be bedded down until the wind subsides and not move if they can help it. Spot and stalk but the wind would be a B if its not consistent.

Zeke/PA
October 30, 2012, 09:45 PM
Doing the Rut, it MIGHT help to stay in your treestand ALL day.
Of course, Morning and Evening are traditionally better but the bucks have a tendency to move more at rutting time.
I had a nice Bow Kill not that long ago and the 7 point showed himself 15 yards from my stand at 1:30 PM.
Keep clean ESPECIALLY your foot gear.
I keep my foxpee scented boots in a plastic bag and put them on just prior to walking from my truck to my stand.

hogshead
October 30, 2012, 09:49 PM
If they are really rutting the wind will not stop them from moving.

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