Using milkweed seed pods as wind indicators

Every year in late September I gather about a dozen milkweed seed pods and let them dry out in a cool dark shelf in my garage.

During those archery trips when the wind seems dead calm but you know wind currents are still active in your location they are ideal to pinpoint wind direction.

You could be in a tree-stand, or ground set up. Air currents respond differently at first and last light.

Release a few of these indicators to let them float away on any breeze.

wind indicators

Stored in a small plastic bag in your vest they might just help you avoid that buck’s sensitive nose from busting you!

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As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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