Ronn once again is right on the money. While in ILL. Ron and I had our best day seeing deer up close in 60mph winds. As long as you stay down wind you can get really close to them. My area was a little diff from Ron's because I was on the lea side of a hill bedding area right up against a food source with no cover other than the hill. With the rut here or at the very least up against the door you need to be in the stand regardless of weather. Nothing will stop deer movement at this point short of a broad head or bullet.