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MORNING HUNTING

Old 01-23-2005, 11:54 AM
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When is the best time to see deer in the morning. I have not seen many deer while morning hunting and i was wondering if i might be getting there too late or leaving to early. Tell me what u think.Thanks alot
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Old 01-23-2005, 11:59 AM
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I HAVE BEEN SEEING SOME MOVEMENT FROM 9:15 AM TILL 9:35 AM ,THEN RIGHT BEFORE DARK. north ms.
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Old 01-23-2005, 12:04 PM
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I'm usually up in my tree stand by 5am. on a clear day I usually can just see good enough to shoot at around 6:45am. I hear deer walking around me almost every time but they dissapear just before sunrise. The location I hunt I have never seen a deer after 8am so I'm usually done for the day around 8:30am. Also my trail camera has never gotten a picture after 7:15 am so I don't feel like I am missing much. It also allows me to go hunt before work so I can usually make it out to the woods 3-5 times a week.
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Old 01-23-2005, 12:53 PM
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I like to be in my stand and quiet with 45 minutes till legal shooting time! Depending on your spot. I hunt in the hard woods off a field and the deer naturally come off the field just before light. So I set my stand a few hundred yards down the trail. If I set to close to the field they come thru before legal shooting time! I like this spot because there is no need to get there any earlier, a North wind and I'm in deer heaven!!! Just get to your spot/trails that you know deer are using and see if they come thru earlier or sit later and see if they come thru later! If your seeing no deer either time, change spots! They also could be night time trails! This was a big help to me is not being afraid to move your stand location.

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Here is a view from my morning stand that i KNOW the deer are using! It snowed hard for about a hour just before day light and when I got to my stand around 11am this trail in the snow was already there telling me the deer use this in the morning coming off the field! Which I already knew. Sometimes the day/evening trails may differ even if only 20 yards! JMO

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Old 01-23-2005, 02:27 PM
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I'm a morning dude
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Old 01-23-2005, 05:22 PM
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This depends alot on where you set up compared to the food source and bedding area. If you enter through the feeding area early in the morning to get to your stand, you may be pushing the deer ahead or to the side of you when entering. I try to set up 30 to 50 yards from the bedding area and enter down wind and from a different route the deer travel to get there. Scout a few different spots to cover different wind conditions. This way you can change your stand location depending on wind and fluctuating weather changes.
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Old 01-23-2005, 05:30 PM
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i like to get in about 20 minutes before legal shooting hours and seahunter man stick around ALOT longer i see most of my deer from about 8:00 to 12:00 this year during shotgun went in at 6:45am got up and moved at about 10:20 sat down and at about 10:25 i was gettin my grandpa to help me drag out my doe.
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Old 01-23-2005, 05:36 PM
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SEAHUNTER, what do you have out for food in the pictures?
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Old 01-23-2005, 06:42 PM
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I normally see them around 30 Minutes after settin up my position which is around 7:15 am and I usually hear them thoughout the morning until around 10 and then they leave.
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Old 01-24-2005, 11:01 AM
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I'm with Seahunter.
I'm usually up an at em around 4 o'clock get all mygear ready and I'm in my tree by 4:30 or 5. I hunt till around 11 then I get back in my tree or in one of my shooting houses around 1 or 2.
Aint nothing like the magic hours between 4 and 6 though. Thats when I have seen more action than anyother time.
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