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Title: Wind...
Post by: Rich Z on May 28, 2013, 06:55:51 PM
Please educate this flatlander on the wests winds

Here in the mid west you can pretty much count on the wind coming out of the west, it could be would southwest or northwest or even straight out of the west but usually west of some sort.

My question is. What is the prevailing wind in the western states like Colorado or Wyoming. One of the reasons I'm asking is I want to know where I should set up camp once I find where the elk are.
Title: Re: Wind...
Post by: turbo1967 on May 28, 2013, 09:09:51 PM
In general westerly no matter where you are but on the mountian every hill and gultch is different and time of day and warn weather or cold weather can change it all. If you are camping close to the elk you need to call it when you get there.If you are camping a little way away as I would recomend then its more about what direction you want to enter the area in the morning.There again that depends on the terain.
Title: Re: Wind...
Post by: Montana_BackCountry on May 28, 2013, 10:37:26 PM
I'd agree that a west to east wind is most likely. However, the a.m. and p.m. thermal drafts are more what i watch.  "hunt with the sun" up hill in the morning and downhill at night after the thermal drafts turn.  Of course weather systems goof this up sometimes but I've noticed it makes a big difference.
Title: Re: Wind...
Post by: uphill on July 18, 2013, 08:25:19 PM
When fighting fires I learned that cold air moves down hill ,    warm air moves up.  Depends where you are and what is going on around you.  I have a spot where the wind goes down hill pretty much all day long.
Title: Re: Wind...
Post by: decoste77 on July 23, 2013, 03:39:16 PM
I agree strongly with Montana back country he said it just right the mountains make there own weather.
Title: Re: Wind...
Post by: Idaho_Elk_DIY on July 24, 2013, 10:58:18 AM
I agree strongly with Montana back country he said it just right the mountains make there own weather.

Agreed. It usually ends up changing the second you think you have figured out. For me wind is one of the hardest parts of elk hunting. Especially heading in to the afternoon and early evening hours.
Title: Re: Wind...
Post by: BullHunter on July 28, 2013, 08:12:38 PM
I agree strongly with Montana back country he said it just right the mountains make there own weather.

Agreed. It usually ends up changing the second you think you have figured out. For me wind is one of the hardest parts of elk hunting. Especially heading in to the afternoon and early evening hours.

Completely agree.  It always seems to change up you the minute you need it to be in your favor.  I have had it happen to me many times but thats the challange of bow hunting and thats what keeps me coming back.  A person may be able to out smart an elk but you will never out smart the wind.