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windy day hunting tips? (over 20 mph)

Postby TRapper » April 13th, 2011, 4:03 pm

ok guys,  what are your tips for really windy day hunting,  colder,  moist, and really windy,  over 20 mph.  i like to visit known strut zones in timber to sit and wait and call using box call as it really reaches farther.
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RE: windy day hunting tips? (over 20 mph)

Postby kenturkey89 » April 13th, 2011, 4:21 pm

Sounds like the weather for opening day this Saturday[:'(]
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Postby TRapper » April 14th, 2011, 3:23 am

yes sir,  that is it, lol
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RE: windy day hunting tips? (over 20 mph)

Postby kygobbler » April 14th, 2011, 5:26 am

If it was me I would try to get in a valey thats blocking the wind, put up a pop blind, and hope for the best. I've not had to much success in those conditions.
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RE: windy day hunting tips? (over 20 mph)

Postby dewey » April 14th, 2011, 6:41 am

Here is some information I got from Huntingnet.com about turkey hunting in different conditions.

Windy Days

Wind is the bane of turkey hunters. For one thing birds don't gobble very much after they're been whipped around in trees all night. Same thing in the fall; birds don't feel like roost clucking or yelping much after windy nights. Even if birds gobble or yelp a few times you probably can't hear those calls because of a stout breeze.

Here are a few ways to fight the wind. ·

•Hunt early in the morning. The wind often dies at dawn and stays down for an hour or so before it starts to whistle again.
•Check for single birds or flocks roosted on the lee sides of ridges, hills or points.
•In midmorning and afternoon, check for strutters or flocks loafing in hollows, draws, creek bottoms and other low, wind-broken habitats.
•Use friction calls. High-pitched box and pot-peg calls seem to pierce to wind better than diaphragms.
•If a turkey gobbles back at your calls, set up quickly and be ready. Since the wind limits your hearing a tom is likely closer than he sounds.


Here is a link to the article.

http://www.huntingnet.com/staticpages/s ... spx?id=229

Here is another article from Warriorcritic.com

http://warriorcritic.com/windy-day-turkey-hunting/

We have also discussed the windy day hunting on here as well

http://forum.turkeyandturkeyhunting.com/tm.aspx?m=11660

Hope this helps and it sounds like the consensus is to find low areas in valleys or South facing slopes and set up there. Also sounds like toms would gobbler less after getting beaten up all night from the wind.

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RE: windy day hunting tips? (over 20 mph)

Postby Crappiepro » April 14th, 2011, 12:50 pm

Great post with some good info! Thanks

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Postby gtsum2 » April 14th, 2011, 3:56 pm

good info here and timely..looks to be windy and rainy saturday here in virginia

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RE: windy day hunting tips? (over 20 mph)

Postby kenturkey89 » April 14th, 2011, 4:03 pm

Good stuff there, Dewey!
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Postby tex3012 » April 19th, 2011, 3:53 pm

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RE: windy day hunting tips? (over 20 mph)

Postby Cut N Run » April 19th, 2011, 5:44 pm

It wasn't sustained high winds for me today, but it was pretty breezy. Unless it is a steady howling wind the turkeys are moving around looking to breed. Some places its just windy in the Spring. I had to break out the big boat paddle box call to get their attention today. The hardest part was when they were downwind of me and probably couldn't hear the call well. Once they heard it, they responded. When they got closer a glass pot call helped seal the deal.

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