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what time do you get to your stand

Old 09-30-2008, 07:46 AM
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what time do you get in your stand during whitetail season. i usually get in aroun 545-600
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:00 AM
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i try to get in the stand about 45 min before light to let everything calm down and if its hot so i can cool off before the deer start moving back to teir bedding area.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:24 AM
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Since this is a broad time frame, i would say 30-40 mins before light to get settled in and let things calm down. If I havent hunted all day (which I usually do) when I go out for the afternoon hunt, I like to be in my stand by 3pm and let things get back to normal.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:03 AM
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No later than 1/2 hour before shooting light.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:03 AM
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Atleast 45 minutes before daylight.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:27 AM
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I mainly hunt a big buck that I've I.D'. to a certain area In the late afternoon. When I accomplish that, and with stand location being based 99.9% on wind detection followed by all the sign issues-scrapes, trails, and PARTICULARLY rubs,- I'll get to that stand before daylight, and wait til he cones out that early evening. In many instances, a mature buck-3 1/2 + - will set up shop near daylight to the area he will be at that late afternoon { unless pressure dictates otherwise }, using scout does,wind, noise, sight senses throughout the day, IMHEXP. He might be up to a 1/4 t0 1/2 mile from that spot the entire day. I'd say probably close to 80% of the time, I've quessed wrong on where that exact spot will be { he comes out at a different location.} I'll take a 20% score on a monster { I generally consider that 130-135 and higher. If I lived/hunted in a state where gun season lasts just a few days, it would be closer to 150+ } any season. It equals a lot of seasons not having pulled the trigger or flinging an arrow, but to me, that's not what it's about anywho.

I enjoy stretching my season as long as possible.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:03 PM
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I like to be in my stand no later than 30 minutes before daylight.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:26 PM
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In SC you can shoot 1 hour before official sunrise. You can't shoot 1 hour after official sunset. I like to be in the stand 1 1/2 hour before official sunrise. What is official sunrise? Ask the US Naval Observatory. They are the official timekeeper for the US Government.

http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/

Here is a sunrise/sunset calculator from their website.

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php

You enter the date you are interested in, the state and town. Alternately you could enter the Lat. and Long. for the exact moment of sunrise at your stand.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:53 PM
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I like to leave my jimmy about 45 min. before like it doesn't take me long to get to my stand, but i like to walk then stop to listen to the sound of the woods to make sure i don't run into any deer that might be walking threw at that time.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:55 PM
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about an hour to 45 min before shooting light
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