ORIGINAL: SoIll Dawg
Is it worth being in the stand during the morning/early afternoon in the late season? Not near as much pressure to get the deer running in the mid-day.
I have always operated under the idea that the deer really start to move later in the afternoon when the sun is about as warm as it is going to get and then into the evening hours. Truth or fallacy on my part? What about first light? Do the cold temps keep the deer bedded until warmer air moves them?
IMO, in late season deer move at dawn and dusk regardless of the moon phase or barometric pressure. But, if you get a favorable moon and a high pressure system??? IMO, the deer are going to get up and feed every two hours in the late season. I'm a public land hunter predominantly. Deer that don't have feeders and food plots to go to will move quite a bit in mid-morning, mid-day, etc.
Guys, the late season is no time to hang it up.