Today on the show I am joined by Ryan Furrer of the Quality Deer Management Association to take an advanced look at how wind, thermals, and air currents impact deer and deer hunting.
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- Who Ryan Furrer is
- What he learned studying under Gene and Barry Wensel
- What Ryan’s “aha” moment was as a deer hunter
- The difference between wind, thermals and air currents in the context of hunting
- Understanding when a stand is unhuntable because of wind
- When thermals matter most and when they matter the least
- Do certain wind speeds lead to more deer movement?
- How water sources might impact thermals or air currents
- Do scents and sprays and other scent related products work?
- How mature bucks typically use the wind
- How to set up a stand so deer think they have the wind in their favor, but you do too
- Access/exit to hunting locations
- How the QDMA is helping introduce new adults and youths to deer hunting
- How to get involved with hunter education programs and mentorship programs