updated on: January 30, 2017
The Importance of Hunting with the Wind
Ontario Bear Hunt
Learning to hunt with the wind is an essential skill for any hunter.
If there were rules on how to be successful when hunting, I think hunting with the wind would be the number one rule to follow, yet I also think it would be the one that is broken the most. Hunters need to realize that most big game animals trust their nose more than any other sense when avoiding danger, and that is why it is so important to learn how to hunt with the wind.
Hunting with the wind is not just for the hunter who is hunting from the tree stand; it is for every hunting scenario. When calling a big game animal, you always have to remember that the animal is going to try to come in downwind from you. That is why it is always best to try and set up in an area where your wind can blow out over water or an open space, and why you should always check weather sites before you pick where you want to hunt, because it will allow you to know what spots work best for the wind that is in the forecast. Another thing to remember is not to just look at the current wind, but also what the wind will be doing for the next while, because it could change and you will want to be prepared for that.