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Old 09-07-2003, 09:35 AM
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what time of day is the best to find deer moveing, I like the last 3 hour of daylite.
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Old 09-07-2003, 09:49 AM
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I' d hunt the mornings for the rest of my life if I could only chose a few hours of the day.
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Old 09-07-2003, 09:51 AM
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Early morning and late evening. Catch them in the morning moving into cover and later (about an hour or 2 before dark) in the day going to feed.
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Old 09-07-2003, 12:53 PM
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I' m with Smitty, early mornings and just at dusk for me...
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Old 09-07-2003, 03:46 PM
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All of the bucks I have taken were shot between the hours of 6 and 12, with the exception of a spike I shot in the last hour of the season when I was 16. Many people have success in the hour just before dark, and bucks do move at that time, but so far I have not had such an opportunity. I hunt all day long, but my favorite time is from daybreak until noon.
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Old 09-07-2003, 03:49 PM
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It all depends if the rut is in full swing, but I would agree that early mornings and late evenings are the prime time for monitoring deer movement.
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Old 09-07-2003, 09:28 PM
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If I had to pick one time to hunt, it would be the last 2 1/2 to 3 hours of the daylight.

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Old 09-07-2003, 10:19 PM
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The first and last hour of the hunting day.
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Old 09-08-2003, 11:29 AM
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Most the year; first and last hours are the best. However if I had to choose the best & most productive time I spend seeing bucks it is midday during the rut 10-3pm(you know the time most go back to camp for lunch and a snooze
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Old 09-08-2003, 11:51 AM
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My favorite time is PM. I' ve harvested a lot more deer in the late afternoon than any other time and also seen more in the PM compared to AM.
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