Swirling wind does several things. Most important, it keeps deer bedded longer, which makes the spot-and-stalk technique all the more deadly. Rustling leaves and swaying limbs disguise your approach, helping you to stalk within bow range. A swirling wind also makes it tough for deer to locate you by your scent. Spot-and-stalk requires very slow, deliberate movement, with a plan and path in mind before you start. When moving toward an animal, never move laterally. Deer possess an uncanny ability to pick up this movement. If you move directly toward your target, you'll reduce your chances of being busted and cover ground more quickly. Remember to stagger your steps, too. Animals don't walk with a rhythmic step, and you shouldn't, either.