Friday, August 24, 2007

Wind Indicator for Bowhunters

With the keen sense of smell that whitetails and elk have, it is imperative to monitor the wind direction. Yes, a small bottle of white powder works but that takes effort and movement. A better option is to attach a piece of sewing thread to the end of your stabilizer. Now when the wind makes a subtle change of direction you will know right away.

4 comments:

Arthur said...

That is brilliant. I've used a bunch of different variations, but like you said, always worried about the movement aspect of it. I'm trying this one for sure.

deerPhD said...

Very good idea!!!

Anonymous said...

Have you heard about Magic Dust? It's a phosphorescent powder that glows in the dark with any light source. I believe their web site is www.wayneswicked.com . They have a video describing the product. I used it last year and it is unreal. It comes in a hanging indicator so you can use it as a range finder and trail marker. You can also mix it in with your feather dri and it makes your arrows and feather glow in the dark. It helped me in blood tracking a nice buck in the dark. The cool thing was, when I found the deer I just followed the magic dust I put on the trail back to my stand. I also use the light plastic cover my newspaper comes in for a wind detecor by cutting a 1/16 wide by 10" long piece. Just tape it to your stabelizer and you can even seeit at night when you apply the magic dust to it.

Craig A. Manock said...

I checked out the website. Looks very interesting. It's likely I'll order some of their product and give it a try.