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Offline Justin Gilmer

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Hunting In The Wind
« on: August 31, 2012, 09:53:47 AM »
Anyone got an idea of how windy is too windy to squirrel hunt with a dog?  It's supposed to be blowing 13mph tomorrow.  If I wasn't going to use a dog I know I'd stay home, but wondering how a dog does in the wind?  How windy is too windy?
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Re: Hunting In The Wind
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 05:27:16 AM »
Some days 15-20 MPH is too much but I have been out in some winds stronger than that and killed a few.

A few years ago I was hunting with 35 MPH wind and heard a squirrel bark. I was just about ready to turn around and head home. What the squirrel was barking at was a coyote hunting with its nose into the wind. Long story short, I didn't get the squirrel but nailed the coyote.
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Re: Hunting In The Wind
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 10:03:36 PM »
The wind was blowing 15mph this morning.  I saw 12, and bagged 4.  Would have been more, but I was trying to get my dog to tree them and they got away...... >:(
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Re: Hunting In The Wind
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 09:42:33 AM »
The wind was blowing 15mph this morning.  I saw 12, and bagged 4.  Would have been more, but I was trying to get my dog to tree them and they got away...... >:(
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Re: Hunting In The Wind
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 09:58:05 AM »
It wasn't really her fault We were in really tall thick weeds. She couldn't see the squirrels. Most of the time I couldn't even see he and she was right next to me. We're going to a better spot tomorrow where she can use her nose AND eyes!  Hoping she does better there.....
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Re: Hunting In The Wind
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2012, 09:25:09 AM »
It wasn't really her fault We were in really tall thick weeds. She couldn't see the squirrels. Most of the time I couldn't even see he and she was right next to me. We're going to a better spot tomorrow where she can use her nose AND eyes!  Hoping she does better there.....
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Re: Hunting In The Wind
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2012, 03:52:39 PM »
Took another armed walk in the woods today. We saw one squirrel. Roxy saw it and was trying to run to go tree it, but I couldn't get her off of the lead in time before the squirrel disappeared into the distance. It was totally my fault we missed out on that one.
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Re: Hunting In The Wind
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2012, 05:42:33 PM »
Need to get BC to weigh in on this conversation. He's a dog man and has a new dog he's training as we speak!
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