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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2008, 06:33 AM
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Location: Vermont
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Greetings from Vermont Isaac, Welcome to the Club.

How Deer react to Wind is the most unknown aspect of whitetail Deer.
Deer have been observed doing everything during high winds including eating, bedding and aimlessly roaming.
According to the experts Deer are "unpredictable" when high wind is a factor, One hunter may see them moving while other hunters see them bedding.
Deer adapt to the weather patterns of their regions and react differently. some areas will offer high winds often, while other areas may rarely see high winds and a hunter would think "wind is wind" but in the Deer world how they react to wind over here may be the exact opposite as to how they react to wind over there.

Personally every time I've seen deer moving in high winds they have always had the wind at their backs, so the only advice I can offer is keep the wind in your face and move (super slowly) only a few steps at a time..
(stopping often) because If you see Deer , my guess is they will be heading right at you and you need to see them before they see you.

Good Luck!

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