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The weather station at the airport here in jamestown recorded a 48mph gust this morning at 6, and I think it's only going to get worse.

What is everybody else seeing?  This is BAD for deer blinds, I hope mine is able to hold out!

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Just a little breeze for ND.wink

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Had a gust of 59 at about 6pm yesterday, that was the highest one recorded at the airport.

Don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong.

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I tend do avoid going out on windy days like that, anyone ever see deer move in winds like that? I figure they would all bed down but this is common for ND.

 

Thoughts? 

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I don't go out when it is windy like that, from what I have seen the deer that do get up and move when it's blowing like that are almost always running to wherever they are going.

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I’m getting awfully tired of this day after day wind!  Sure raises heck on exposed blinds.  

I do have one blind in a narrow gully that is like a deer highway, and even a stiff west or northwest wind actually helps blow away any scent.  Haven’t ever had a deer smell me while in that one, and this year I’ve never had less than 10-12 deer walk by in the evening on the way to a cornfield.  All does and fawns though - only one forkhorn all fall for bucks!?! 

The other stands are pretty limited in the wind, though just being out there is good enough!  

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My blind is very exposed, but somehow it managed to survive mostly intact.  It has 2 tent poles that cross overhead, and one of those had snapped in half, 2 of the guy lines were pulled out of the ground and it was half collapsed.  I popped it back open, replaced that broken tent pole with a branch, just to keep the top supported, staked the guy lines down again and it was good to go.  I was very surprised.

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