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Best time to hunt?

Old 11-18-2007, 07:34 PM
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In your opinions, when do you think the best time to hunt is, morning or evening?
Myself' I have had more deer sightings in the evenings.
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:39 PM
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Then you need to move your stand, try moving closer to the bedding area...
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:21 PM
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well I have found from sunrise till 10:00 or so. then about 11:30 to 1:00 this time period not as great as morning and evening. probably 4:00 till sunset.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:29 PM
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In Pennsylvania, it would be the first two days of the rifle season - followed closely by the two Saturdays.

If you are in a area that is posted and do not have the option of other hunters to move the deer for you, my answer would be from first light until 1 and then 3 pm to dark.

First thing in the morning and the last hours of night at the time when the deer are most active.
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:28 AM
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I think it depends on your spot. I hunt a fully private spot right by my house and those deer never were hunted so they came out any time they wanted to.. but then again i hunt another place where it is open to the public but only fri threw mon. and i find bigger bucks comin out at night. just depends on where you hunt and how much pressure they get there i think
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:07 AM
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thanks fellas, it is 5 AM and I am about to leave for my morning hunt. I am hunting a bedding area next to a field, I put a blind next to this 6ft wide path the deer must cross to get to there. I missed a buck there on Saturday, I didnt shoot at him, he came zooming by at 20 yds and by the time I got my gun ready he had crossed the path. I was so mad, it would have been my first buck.
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