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Question by ochs2448. Uploaded on October 30, 2009
Early morning has been best for me.
Early morning is when i usually go out. When the rut starts the whole day could be good best thing to do in this situatiion is just to set it out all day but that gets tiring and boring. I would have to say mornings are a good time to hunt.
I see the most bright and early but that doesnt mean anything. Neighbor of mine got a nice 10pt last year at 130 in the afternoon. Just shows you what a doe in heat can do to a big buck!
Yes if you have the time to hunt, any time to hunt is time to hunt.
+1 for charlie elk! Any time we get to hunt is special. NO such thing as a bad day in the woods in my book. But I especially love to hunt on damp foggy mornings
It really dont matter to me as long as iam hunting period but if i had to choose i like when a wet cold front pushes thru the evening hunt afterwards seems to turn them on to the food like today i chose to stay in this morning because a front is moving thru and its brought alot of rain with it but it should be over by mid day and i will be waiting about 25 feet this evening on a white oak ridge that is just loaded with acorns i cant wait!!!!
Unmolested, deer are more likely to move dawn and dusk. Under pressure, they will move a lot in the day, or hang out where no-one bothers them.
Heavy or variable wind is my least favorite weather. Rain is miserable without some shelter. Snow is fun, whether you see any game or not. My favorite weather is dropping temperature and pressure as a storm moves in. Deer will move and feed more then, and thus be more visible.
All of the above. Deer move when they feel most comfortable to. The rut kinda alters that to an extent. If hunting rub lines/scrapes try to get in early and freshen a few and put a little dominant buck out. It's a challenge that may be accepted.
Rain involves bedded deer so thickets pines etc are the best areas to look. snow same thing lotsa walkin
Early morining and evening. Don't go when it is windy. Go when tit is snowy because that is when they are all bedded down and you can sneek up on htem
early morining and late afternoon. when it is the rut or prerut it is best to be out all day when you can. I like to be in my stand right before it rains or on a overcast day
in the rut, the best luck for me is in the middle of the day. i don't know y but it works.
I see more in the morning and late evening but during the rut all day.
The time you spend outdoors hunting is the time best spent. Stay out and find out for yourself. Your best bet is to get on a stand about 4 AM.
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