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Old 10-19-2011, 01:42 PM
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Got a friend that can't take any vacation time off during deer season and he must take his child to school. He can't drop his kids off until 8 am and he is thinking about not hunting. IMO he should try hunting the middle of the day. What do you all think?
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:48 PM
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Can't get them if not out there. Lot of deer are taken during the middle of the day.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:52 PM
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I would go when I could. And we have taken nice bucks while eating our noon lunch!
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:16 PM
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There are several days during our long season that I purposely dont get on my stand untill around 8:30 and hunt till noon and then return about 2 in the afternoon and I have alot of luck this way taking several deer between 10 and noon
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:31 PM
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I would go whenever he can.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:13 PM
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I very seldom start at the crack of dawn anymore myself. I enjoy the experience, and have taken several deer.
Never have I taken one very early in the morning. They have all been after 10am.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:21 PM
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I'm in for going whenever you can.......Would be a shame to miss a season cause you can't be in the woods at o' darkthirty......
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:52 PM
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,,,,who had to wait for the wife to get home from the nightshift. It was a short three day hunt, and he was missing the opening.
It took an hour drive. He walked into a scouted area saw a deer, shot it, gutted and dragged out the deer. He was soon back home, not long after 12 noon.

After that the problem was always telling the wife why he was up at 4 or 5 A.M. to go hunting.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:15 PM
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Ahh.... thats the cliff notes version.........
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:16 PM
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He's not much of a hunter....

Plenty of great bucks are killed between 10 and 2, especially during the
rut and the week after a full moon...

I'd much rather be in the woods than at work, given the opportunity...

My wife is a RN for the local school system, I own my own business...
Some days, I go in, work an hour or 2, hunt during the middle of the
day and she is none the wiser...When I do kill a deer, I call her from
the woods and tell her I decided to go hunting...
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