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Old 10-24-2008, 01:03 PM
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I have a farm with deep ravines. Any tips on bow hunting them. Going down into them is tricky with the wind.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:05 PM
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find a saddle along the rim (easy entry/exit spot). Or sometimes if there is a spot where ravines converge you can find a good funnel. Dont forget about the lazy deer that will walk along the ridge and not go down into the bottom. If you have to go down into it find a tall tree and try to put your stand as high as you can to help with scent problems. When I hunt in ravines or canyons I try to only hunt them mainly in the mornings when the thermals help you out a little. good luck
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:01 PM
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Good points, the thermals on a calm day will be a problem if you don't plan for them. The sunny side will have an up draft and the oppisite ridge will have a down draft as the cold air falls in to replace the rising air. The deer will use these to their advantage as far a which trails they will use.

I used to hunt a valley between two ridges that were about a mile across from top to top. It ran North and south and had a very pronounced up thermal on the warm side in the morning and the opposite in the evening as it cooled and the other ridge had sun on it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:22 AM
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the farm is ravines?or the area around it is ravines?what's the crop?and the prevailing wind comes from where?
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