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what is your favorite time of day to hunt?

Postby reeper0697 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:34 pm

What time of day do you usually have the best success? I personally have better luck on evening watches where my uncle has better luck on morning watches. Some people like the afternoon watch. I know the longer you can stay out the better and some people hunt all day. I also know certain times of year you may have better luck at a certain time of day. I hunt at all different times but am mostly successful in the evening. Just curious what time everyone else is usually most successful.
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RE: what is your favorite time of day to hunt?

Postby JPH » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:00 pm

For me it is dependent on where I am hunting. I have one property that is almost exclusively and an evening hunt and one that is a morning spot.
  

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RE: what is your favorite time of day to hunt?

Postby Everyday Hunter » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:06 pm

The hours I prefer to hunt are between the time I leave the house before sunup, and return before sundown. I really can't be more specific than that, although if I could hunt only for 2-3 hours, I'd choose the last 2-3 hours of the day.

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RE: what is your favorite time of day to hunt?

Postby buckhunter21 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:31 pm

If I HAD to choose, I'd pick evening hunts I guess...Just something about them!
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RE: what is your favorite time of day to hunt?

Postby DoeEyed » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:38 pm

I like the last 2-3 hours of the day. I like that warm glow on everything as the shadows get longer and the world gets quieter as the sun is slowly sinking behind the horizon.
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RE: what is your favorite time of day to hunt?

Postby Jdbllung » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:05 am

I enjoy any time I can spend in the woods but late afternoon to early evening seem to be my most productive time.
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RE: what is your favorite time of day to hunt?

Postby Wanderer » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:30 am

I like to get out about 3:00 and hunt until dark thirty.(Assumes early season and daylight savings time). I like the fact that I don't usually bump deer going in to an afternoon stand. I don't have to wonder when would be the proper time to get out of the stand and go home because God shuts off the lights so that I know it's over.

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RE: what is your favorite time of day to hunt?

Postby Woods Walker » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:50 am

I more of a morning guy, but as JPH says, it depends on many different factors.
 
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RE: what is your favorite time of day to hunt?

Postby John1961 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:29 am

I like hunting anytime of the day. Most days I'm in before sun up and out about 10. Then back in about 2. Some days I stay all day. 
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RE: what is your favorite time of day to hunt?

Postby JPH » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:41 am

I'm still thinking about this one and I guess if I had to choose, I would pick the last 3-4 hours of daylight.
 
I have been blessed with 14 bucks of 2.5 or older and 9 of them were taken in late afternoon (6 of them right at sunset). I think I sit better in the afternoon. I am warmer, well fed and I do not have to worry about...well let's not go there again.
 
Early morning hunts have produced some of my most exciting "non-kills". Hard chasing, antler fights, and other cool rut stuff usually seems to happen for me during morning hunts.
 
I hope I never have to choose though.

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