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Old 11-09-2008, 01:36 PM
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How long before opening do you guys get out to your stands?
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:44 PM
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before it gets light i assume?

about 15 minutes
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:01 PM
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30 minutes before shooting time for me.
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:22 PM
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anywhere from 3 to 30
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:25 PM
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my dear hubby thinks that at least 30 minutes is best to give time for any scent you left behind you to dissepate.. i think so times i spend way to much time in the dark waiting..
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:29 PM
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1/2 hour to 45 minutes. Sometimes I have set an hour. It depends on the area I am hunting.
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:01 PM
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usually for me its 15-30.

i have to admit, i cant stand sitting in my stand in the dark and hearing something walk in front of me and not knowing what it is. ever since i had an encounter with coyotes, im not as brave in the woods
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:47 PM
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I usually like to get in really early. At least 30-45 mins.This new area I'm planning to hunt has alot of palmettos. It's almost impossible to get in there quietly. Being on a WMA, I'm not supposed to cut the vegetation, and if I do, someone else is likely to find my trail and use it to their advantage. If I wait till daylight and go in, I can save alot of noise, but then I'm losing that valuable time right at sunrise. I guess I'm still up in the air for this year

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Old 11-09-2008, 05:49 PM
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I am sitting an hour before daylight
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:59 PM
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I like to get in the stand 30 minutes before legal shooting time. This let's things quiet down and I also enjoy listening to the world wake up.
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