Originally Posted by 405win
Thanks guys for the reply.
Finding a place to practice under these conditions will likely be as hard as actually shooting in these conditions.
I'm still trying to make sense of the whole thing.
About the only way to practice it is to practice in canyons.
What you can do to help yourself is to observe for visual cues as to what the wind is doing, by which way the trees, grass, etc. are doing on the slopes and in the bottoms.
For a lot of people long range shooting is a matter of mastering various pieces of technology, but the technology cannot account for things such as up/down drafts and changes in wind direction from where you are, mid flight and at the target which can be significantly different with elevation changes and canyons.
If you are shooting across a left to right canyon that's snakey, and also along a draw that feeds to it, the wind up the draw on your side, and along the draw on the far side can be significantly different to the extent that you may be shooting into a head wind, that is a cross wind through the canyon, that is then a tail wind up the draw on the far side because the cross canyon wind is feeding up the slopes of both draws.
The technology you can carry into the field with you simply cannot deal with those variables.