deer standing in windy field

Deer hunting tip | How to hunt the wind

So, what’s the big deal with deer hunting and all this “upwind” and “downwind” talk?

Every year hunters make mistakes by not paying attention to wind direction. You can have all the deer in the world on your property, but if you don’t pay attention to wind direction, you will be severely limiting your chances of harvesting a whitetail. Learn how to hunt the wind and give yourself the best chance for hunting success while in the field.

How to hunt the wind (keep it in your face)

hunting wind direction graphic
In the graphic above the yellow indicates wind direction. If deer are typically in the location indicated in this graphic, a hunter would want to approach the stand location from the “downwind” side of the deer, so they would not be alerted by the hunter’s scent.

Check out the video below and learn how to play the wind to your advantage for better whitetail deer hunting success!

(Wind Direction video transcript)

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Find out what deer hunting and playing the lottery have in common. Stick with us for the N1 Outdoors N1 Minute.

Suppose I knew the five winging numbers to the lottery and all you had to do was guess the order they go into to win. How many of you would refuse that information and instead, decide to guess the numbers yourself and the order they go in?

Hopefully none of you, but that’s exactly what many deer hunters do every season by not paying attention to the wind.

Wind direction is critical in deer hunting

All the scouting and trail can picture is in the world won’t make up for poor planning when it comes to wind direction. For you bow hunters out there, it’s even more critical. Always be aware of which way the wind is blowing, not only in regards to stand location, but also in relation to the entry and exit routes to and from your stand or hunting location.

Stay downwind of the deer in all situations. For those of you not familiar with the terms “upwind” and “downwind,” an easy way to remember, is to be sure the wind is in your face when approaching and hunting your favorite trail or location.

Paying careful attention to wind direction certainly won’t help you win the lottery, but when combined with effective scouting, planning and accuracy, it will increase your chances of seeing and taking more deer.

We hope you have a great week and remember… “where the moments happen, we’ll meet you there.” We’ll see you next time.

Family N the outdoors… a family fishing trip

At N1 Outdoors®, we are all about celebrate unforgettable moments outdoors with friends and family.

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(Family N The Outdoors video transcript)

Life lessons from a South Georgia pond. Stick with us for the N1 Outdoors N1 Minute.

Family fishing trip

Recently I was able to take a fishing trip with my Dad and my brother, who is eight years younger, to South Georgia. And, it occurred to me over the course of that weekend that the three of us together had never been on a fishing trip. You know we didn’t catch many fish that weekend and it didn’t really matter. Because, we were able to make memories with family, doing something in the outdoors that we enjoy.

You know, I was also reminded that weekend, that’s why the message of N1 Outdoors has resonated with so many of you. Because, we celebrate the moments made outdoors with friends and family. And, our goal is to create products that bring to mind the excitement of those moments gone by, and increase the anticipation of the ones yet to come.

We also want to take a minute to just say a special thank you to all of you who have supported our brand and who purchased our apparel. It’s great to have you as part of the N1 Outdoors family.

We hope you have a great week and remember “where the moments happen, we’ll meet you there.” We’ll see you next time.

Father’s Day 2017

Many of us credit Dad for helping us develop an appreciation for the outdoors… this year we say thanks to all those outdoor dads that invested their time with us in the outdoors.

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(FathersDay 2017 video transcript)

This week we say thanks to all the dads that introduced us to, and spent time with us in the outdoors. Stick with us for a special Father’s Day edition of the N1 Outdoors N1 Minute.

Outdoor Dads

For most of us our love of the outdoors didn’t just happen. There was likely a friend, or family member that gave up their time to be sure that we had the opportunity to experience all that the outdoors has to offer.

For myself and for many of you, that person was Dad. Having kids of my own now, I often think about the patience that must have been involved in teaching a squirrelly kid the basics of how to hunt and fish. And, I’m also thankful for the values that I learned in the process… memories and lessons that will last a lifetime.

Now, I get the privilege of sharing those lessons with my kids, and I hope to do as good of a job as my dad did with me.

So, to all you dads out there, N1 Outdoors would like to wish you a very happy Father’s Day. And Dad, thanks for taking me fishing.

Have a great week and remember, “where the moments happen, we’ll meet you there.” We’ll see you next time.