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Windway-wind Flag

“A wind direction tool for hunting”

You tried your best to pick a deer hunting stand that is right for the wind that day, but when you arrive and it’s not coming from the direction predicted by the local wind forecast. That’s because there are other factors that have influence on how the wind moves through that particular location. Like temperature, land topography, vegetation height, and wind speed.


While setting in my stand I found myself wishing I had a way to tell if the wind direction changed or fluctuated directions. I wanted a real time wind tracker. I wanted it to be easy transport, weatherproof, highly visible, and show wind right now. I played with different ideas and created a sweet flag that measures wind direction smallest changes.


This custom made flag is made it out of plastic. Which makes it completely waterproof, and it withstands all weather conditions. I painted it hunter orange to make it highly visible. I can see it a crossed my 20-acre open field. With binoculars, you can easily tell which way the wind is blowing. I mounted it on a fiberglass pole so it can easily be moved from stand to stand. The shape of the flag and the way it swivels allows it to show fluctuations in the wind quickly.


I have been using them for 3 years. Deer won’t spook from them being in the woods. I watched bucks and does walk right past them. I have left them out on my property all year long and they haven’t broken or become any less operative due to sun or cold weather.


My property has some pines, select cut woods, hills and some open areas. I have an open area in the center of my pines. I set up a blind, corn feeder and my wind tracker. Even though the prevailing wind direction was from the SW that day, in the pines the winds swirled. My wind flag was constantly changing directions and I never seen a deer at that location! Even in open fields (food plots) I was surprised how much the wind changes directions near the edge of the Woodline.


At the end of my road is a lot of stateland. Its really hilly, big woods. It can be very difficult picking a stand location where the wind doesn’t swirl or fluctuate direction. This live wind direction tool will save you hours of wasted time from setting in a hunting stand that has the wrong wind. I have mounted them on my truck antenna while driving down the two tracks. After a quick stop I can get an immediate idea on how the wind is blowing in that area. So, if you’re like me scent control and hunting the wind is critical if you want to bag a mature buck especially while bow hunting.


I decided to offer my (Made in the USA) wind direction flag for sale to the public. They are available in white (unpainted) or orange. For the post, I used the orange driveway markers that can be purchased at any of the big retail home improvement stores. All you have to do is push the wind flag onto the end of the pole and its an affordable wind direction indicator.

Here is a link to where you can buy them on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Windway-way-flag/162992839275?hash=item25f3215a6b:g:OfgAAOSwCNpazZiG&_sacat=0&_nkw=windway&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313

Attention long range target shooters. This wind direction finder can be just what you need to tell if the wind has changed directions down range.
 

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Windway-wind Flag

“A wind direction tool for hunting”

You tried your best to pick a deer hunting stand that is right for the wind that day, but when you arrive and it’s not coming from the direction predicted by the local wind forecast. That’s because there are other factors that have influence on how the wind moves through that particular location. Like temperature, land topography, vegetation height, and wind speed.


While setting in my stand I found myself wishing I had a way to tell if the wind direction changed or fluctuated directions. I wanted a real time wind tracker. I wanted it to be easy transport, weatherproof, highly visible, and show wind right now. I played with different ideas and created a sweet flag that measures wind direction smallest changes.


This custom made flag is made it out of plastic. Which makes it completely waterproof, and it withstands all weather conditions. I painted it hunter orange to make it highly visible. I can see it a crossed my 20-acre open field. With binoculars, you can easily tell which way the wind is blowing. I mounted it on a fiberglass pole so it can easily be moved from stand to stand. The shape of the flag and the way it swivels allows it to show fluctuations in the wind quickly.


I have been using them for 3 years. Deer won’t spook from them being in the woods. I watched bucks and does walk right past them. I have left them out on my property all year long and they haven’t broken or become any less operative due to sun or cold weather.


My property has some pines, select cut woods, hills and some open areas. I have an open area in the center of my pines. I set up a blind, corn feeder and my wind tracker. Even though the prevailing wind direction was from the SW that day, in the pines the winds swirled. My wind flag was constantly changing directions and I never seen a deer at that location! Even in open fields (food plots) I was surprised how much the wind changes directions near the edge of the Woodline.


At the end of my road is a lot of stateland. Its really hilly, big woods. It can be very difficult picking a stand location where the wind doesn’t swirl or fluctuate direction. This live wind direction tool will save you hours of wasted time from setting in a hunting stand that has the wrong wind. I have mounted them on my truck antenna while driving down the two tracks. After a quick stop I can get an immediate idea on how the wind is blowing in that area. So, if you’re like me scent control and hunting the wind is critical if you want to bag a mature buck especially while bow hunting.


I decided to offer my (Made in the USA) wind direction flag for sale to the public. They are available in white (unpainted) or orange. For the post, I used the orange driveway markers that can be purchased at any of the big retail home improvement stores. All you have to do is push the wind flag onto the end of the pole and its an affordable wind direction indicator.

Here is a link to where you can buy them on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Windway-way-flag/162992839275?hash=item25f3215a6b:g:OfgAAOSwCNpazZiG&_sacat=0&_nkw=windway&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313

Attention long range target shooters. This wind direction finder can be just what you need to tell if the wind has changed directions down range.
Have you had any problems with water and ice locking up the flag?
 

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Have you had any problems with water and ice locking up the flag?
I have one time. It was on top of a ridge after a few days of freezing rain. All I had to do is give it a twist and it worked fine after that.
 

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Might be good to mark certain yardage distances as well , instead of using a range finder when a target arrives.

Add a deer tail as a decoy!
 

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Might be good to mark certain yardage distances as well , instead of using a range finder when a target arrives.

Add a deer tail as a decoy!
Yes, I do use it for that purpose as well. If you mount it on one of those orange fiberglass poles, They have a reflector at the top. It can be used to help find your hunting stand in the dark.
 

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This is as funny as the scent lock fad.

Take an old down vest and pull some feathers out and drop them from your stand and watch what happens. You can also get a bag of cheap feathers from a craft store that will do the same thing.
 

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This is as funny as the scent lock fad.

Take an old down vest and pull some feathers out and drop them from your stand and watch what happens. You can also get a bag of cheap feathers from a craft store that will do the same thing.
6speed funny that you mention that about a feather. I used to use milkweed and do exactly what you described but it doesn't work when it's wet or after it gets wet. It just doesn't fly the same. Also the thread I used to tie the milkweed would get wrapped up on whatever I tied it too.
 

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The wind can be blowing three different directions in one stand. I had a piece of plastic bags tied to a post on one of my apple trees at 150 yards from the blind and it's in a valley. I have a another wind indicator on a ridge and they often read different. The wind can becoming out of the sw in one valley and be blowing from the ne in another valleys by my blind. The deer always come out in the valley with the wind in there favor. I guess that's why everyone say never hunt the valleys. I sit on the ridge over looking the valleys and try and be scent free as possible but only so much a guy can do. You can also take a wooden post and put a nail in the top with and old aluminum arrow for a wind direction arrow. Cotton and milkweed seeds require movement to put in the air. It can be really neat to see how air patterns move. I have one spot near my blind where I can watch bucks come and stand and scent check 40 acres or more at once as the thermal takes the scent there.
 

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The wind can be blowing three different directions in one stand. I had a piece of plastic bags tied to a post on one of my apple trees at 150 yards from the blind and it's in a valley. I have a another wind indicator on a ridge and they often read different. The wind can becoming out of the sw in one valley and be blowing from the ne in another valleys by my blind. The deer always come out in the valley with the wind in there favor. I guess that's why everyone say never hunt the valleys. I sit on the ridge over looking the valleys and try and be scent free as possible but only so much a guy can do. You can also take a wooden post and put a nail in the top with and old aluminum arrow for a wind direction arrow. Cotton and milkweed seeds require movement to put in the air. It can be really neat to see how air patterns move. I have one spot near my blind where I can watch bucks come and stand and scent check 40 acres or more at once as the thermal takes the scent there.
How are the air currents 20’ up and 25 yds off a scrape? I have been told they cant see you or smell you. I dont have the expeirence to know and answer that question.
 

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Air currents can vary morning and night when the land is heating and cooling. In the morning the scent is normally rising so you should be good there if you are above the scrape. In the evening the scent normally falls but this is not 100 percent as there are exceptions. For hunting out of a tree I like a breeze blowing in a favorable direction. Deer can always see if you move or don't blend in well. They can pick you off 200 yards away in a box blind if you move. Deer have a small area behind there head they can see and that's about it. If you move 20 foot in the air they will see you.

How are the air currents 20’ up and 25 yds off a scrape? I have been told they cant see you or smell you. I dont have the expeirence to know and answer that question.
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