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Thread: Wind Indicators

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    Wind Indicators

    Hello to all. We all know the value of knowing which way the wind is blowing. It can be the difference between a successful hunt and a miserable failure. Share your tips, tricks, hacks and experience with the puff indicators, the fancy battery powered units and the like. Cheers
    Hunt, Enjoy, Repeat

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    Re: Wind Indicators

    I use corn starch in a small plastic squirt container. I keep in my bino buddy so it is easy to access.

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    Re: Wind Indicators

    the ole wet forefinger works in a pinch
    Hunters looking for big game should choose the location and the part of hunting season condusive for success. Jelvis
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    Re: Wind Indicators

    I heard of some guys using a finger condom on the muzzle and a bit of thread tucked in. Have to keep the muzzled pointed in the right direction lol.
    Hunt, Enjoy, Repeat

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    Re: Wind Indicators

    Light a smoke. Good thread topic corn starch is what I am familiar with

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    Re: Wind Indicators

    Milk Weed. Its way better than any powder because you can watch it float for a long ways and it will show you what the wind is doing even 30-50+ yards away from your stand depending on the conditions and how light outside it is. And if you know where it grows or plant some in your yard, then its free
    Do not eat aluminium or you'll sheet metal

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    Re: Wind Indicators

    I keep a piece of electrical tape over the end of the barrel on all my hunting rifles (yes, I have tested at the range, and no, it doesn’t have any effect) and every one of them has a 5” or so long piece of thread under the tape. You have to carry your rifle to see it, but I don’t hunt with a gun on my pack so it’s a moot point.
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    Re: Wind Indicators

    Quote Originally Posted by 444marlin View Post
    I use corn starch in a small plastic squirt container. I keep in my bino buddy so it is easy to access.
    This is what I do.

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    Re: Wind Indicators

    Small squeeze container of Kootenay Smoke, which is basically very finely powdered talcum powder or some similar thing. Works really well...

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