Wind Speed and Buck Movement

Last week's field logs for Outdoor Life showed an increase in overall buck sightings, up about 14 percent. Using only wind speed criteria, we had more bucks sighted than does in a 7-10 mph wind then in a calm 0-6 mph wind.

What does this tell us?

Bucks feel more comfortable traveling with a distinct breeze. There are always many other factors involved, but this is what the record books show also.

Especially after a few days of sustained high winds, which coincide with fronts and as the systems clear out with the wind dropping to 5-10 mph, deer move and big bucks hit the record books!

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