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Old 08-30-2004, 06:44 PM
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One farm I hunt has a planting field right behind the house, clear across the property. It's about 200 yards deep. One year it's corn next it's beans. I know the deer are in there most mornings before light. I can't acess the back woods from any other side. I have spooked deer out in the past coming in, in the dark. I love morning hunts though. I know there are some nice deer feeding there. Is it worth me scaring a few deer to get back to my stands? I don't want to chase the local bucks away right at the begining of the season. If I could only get in from the back side[:@]
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Old 08-30-2004, 07:02 PM
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yes morning hunt be stick with the hunt till dark. Only 17% of deer were takin last year in the morning and over 36% from 2pm-6pm.
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Old 08-30-2004, 07:47 PM
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Are you trieng to say that 53% of the deer were shot around noon? I think you missed the point. If I have only a slight chance of seing deer I will be sitting in the trees. I just don't want to scare the deer away from feeding there.
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Old 08-30-2004, 07:59 PM
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i think you will b fine if u can stick in the stand the later the better cuz even if u scare some away more should come by and u should catch the ones u scared in the morning on their way back to bed. i have scared deer walkin to my stand and have seen deer 10 minutes later
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Old 08-30-2004, 08:06 PM
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IMO...Id stay away from fields in the mornings ...most of the time any way. However if you do hunt them in the morning go ouy verry early and try to cross verry slow without a flashlight....If that is even possible. I know one field I used to hunt well enough that I would turn off the light at a certain point and stand in the dark for several min so my eyes would adjust. an then i would creep across. sometimes I would get busted...but you would be suprised how many times I would see the siloette of deer messing around, oblivious to the fact...but ya gotta keep the wind in your favor....
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:29 AM
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I would wait until there was a little bit of light to make sure nothing was in the field, then go in. Or find someway to scare them out of the field temporarily, like with a 4-wheeler or your truck. Deer see these a lot and might run into the woods and wait for it to be clear and come back out, giving you an opportunity to sneak in.
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:34 AM
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I would just try my hardest and be creative on finding a way in without spooking anything.
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:53 AM
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[quote]ORIGINAL: Solax

I would wait until there was a little bit of light to make sure nothing was in the field, then go in. quote]

I'm with Solax here, had many great days hunting when I walked in just after light or even as late as 10AM for an all day hunt!
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:54 AM
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Spend the night!! Now your already there for the morning!!
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:57 AM
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Personally If I we you I'd wouldn't want to run the deer out of the feeding grounds. If you can avoid putting unneeded pressure on the deer I would and I think you'll benefit from it. Are there any draws or ditches you can pass through that'll conceal your passage across the field?
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