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Old 07-18-2010, 02:15 PM
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when is the best time to hunt
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:37 PM
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not to sound like a jerk but usually whenever you can get out into the never know when one is gonna come walking by. Typically morning and evenings are the times that most people all depends on your area
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:11 PM
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I would agree, any time you can get into your stand is a good time to hunt, but early mornings, and late afternoons are best.
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:34 PM
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It all depends on what you are hunting. If your hunting mature bucks you dont want to just go out and hunt no matter what. It can do more harm than good hunting a stand with the wrong wind conditions or if you get off work a little early and head out to the stand right as the deer are coming out. You want to put as much time hunting as you can but it has to be quality time. Sometimes that means either hunting a different stand if you can or just not going out.
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:34 PM
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personally i have the best luck mid morning, and hour or so after sun up.... but like the others said a deer could come by at any time of the day.
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:47 PM
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If I had to choose a time of day and year it would be morning during the last week of Oct. and the first week of Nov. in the midwest area. I have seen more shooter bucks in the A.M. than in the afternoon. But these are only choice's if I had to choose. If at all posiable I hunt every chance I get because I know for a fact I can't tag out sitting on the couch!
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:36 PM
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During early and late season i would say afternoon is best. During the rut,pre rut id say morning is best. Bet really, during the rut, all bets are off, bucks can and will show up at any time.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:56 PM
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Given the choice, I'll take evening hunts every time. Morning's are tough to get in undetected and most good bucks are already back to bed by sunrise and if they aren't the are somewhere that is pretty safe for them.

The rut, late Oct and Nov, yeah get out anytime. If you have 20 minutes, get out there.

Unless you have a solid entrance and a super wind, mornings can do more harm than good.
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:39 PM
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as others have said any time spent in the woods is quality time, but if i had to choose my favorite it would without a doubt be first and second weeks of november
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:06 PM
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I kinda like it when its real hot like 90F, sticky, and the ticks and chiggers are eating you up and deer ain't movin either.

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