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Old 12-02-2003, 05:42 PM
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Your game commision establishes shooting times; ie. half hour before sunrise to sunset. How close do you obey? Today, I heard shots after 5 pm, at least 23 minutes past legal time.
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Old 12-02-2003, 06:03 PM
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nj has a table showing sunrise/sunset. i use this table to decide what time to wake, leave, and be in stand in the morning. i also like to be in the stand 2.5-3 hours before sunset, so i use it for that. i dont use it at all for shot choices. if i can clearly see the target through the sights, and i am confident, i will shoot. then i will look at my watch.
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Old 12-02-2003, 06:48 PM
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Problem is that the deer come out after,not before sunset and usually just after sunset, and what of that deer that comes by your stand just before sunrise, where you have been sitting silently for an hour or so? This is the ultimate ethical test; does anyone have a perfect record? Anyone???
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Old 12-02-2003, 07:02 PM
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I will shoot anything as long as I can still see. I don't care about all this sunrise/sunset BS.
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Old 12-02-2003, 07:25 PM
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i have a perfect record.....our time is 1/2 hr before sunrise(cant see jack) but the sunset rule i dont know...i just might slip on that one....if i can see i will shoot...but if i cant solidly identify my target im not shooting....
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Old 12-02-2003, 07:37 PM
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If i can identify my target as a deer, i will shoot. IF i have any doubts of what it is i will let it pass. For night hunts i am gone once i cant see my uncle who is about 60 yards from me.

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Old 12-02-2003, 08:10 PM
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In Maine starting this year we could shoot up until l/2 hour after sunset. I was surprised by how little shooting I heard after sunset. We had only 3 accidents the entire season. It was one of the safest ever even with the extended hours.
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Old 12-02-2003, 09:04 PM
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If I can see him thru my 56mm scope I'll shoot.
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Old 12-03-2003, 05:16 AM
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I do not wear nor carry a watch, I go by the amount of shooting light I have, as long as I can see my sights I am on stand and shooting.
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Old 12-03-2003, 06:21 AM
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get in stand when its dark
leave stand when its dark

in between those times "if i can see it, i can shoot it"
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