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Playing the wind...

Six-GunSix-Gun Senior MemberPosts: 8,155 Senior Member
...it works.
Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.

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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,546 Senior Member
    Ha! That was cool!
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Indeed it was. I've had mulies about 20 yards away without a clue and whitetails well within 7 yards, but never as close as they had those deer in the video.

    The closest I have ever had a critter get without a clue was a momma coyote during my elk hunt with a buddy this past winter. The mom and her two pups were mousing in a field and got within about 75 yards. The wind was very light but still in our favor. I started mouse squeaking with my teeth and the mom coyote came charging in on a line immediately. She got about 1.5 yards away - I mean literally petting distance - and no clue what I was sitting in a field chair camoed up. She just stopped and stared at me, confused as could be, until she finally circled around behind me and my friend. Then she got a whiff high-tailed it out like these deer did here.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Ok that is neat. I have had deer within 15 yards and not know I was there until the wind switched or they changed direction and got downwind of me.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,674 Senior Member
    Sure it works...I've had deer and coyotes both get within touching distance while wearing a ghillie suit.
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Sure it works...I've had deer and coyotes both get within touching distance while wearing a ghillie suit.

    One evening right at dusk I had 5 or 6 coyotes file by in single file no more than 5 feet from me. I had on camo and was very still leaning against the trunk of a small tree, but I think it had more to do with the light or lack of it that they never let on they saw me, not a twitch. But also, best I can remember there was no wind, it was dead calm, so they didn't wind me, else they would have been in the next county before I could have blinked an eye.
    Both deer and coyotes, and most game animals use a variety of senses for protection. Sight, Scent, Sound, all play into their staying out of harms way. And they're usually damn good at using them.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,271 Senior Member
    If it had been cpj posting this up I would have expected something like this (based on the thread title)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFLw8aH-M2w

    Playing the wind is grossly underestimated by some hunters..............or in the case above, grossly overestimated.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,205 Senior Member
    Alec-- I have met that man and actually have his autograph.

    I have had deer come up darn near that close. Damn shame I was goose hunting at the time and deer weren't in season. He was a nice looking buck too. I ended out talking to him. I said, "Dude! Dude! DUDE!!! I am right here!" It took him a second for it to register then he finally high tailed it. Before that, he didn't have a care in the world.

    It was pretty cool.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
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