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#1263749 - 03/27/09 09:04 PM Early Bow Season
UTGrad
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I like to hunt early in the morning up until noon or 13:00 and sometimes all day. I prefer the early morning hunt since I am hunting with increasing daylight. How successful have y'all been in the early morning during early bow season? I have read it is better to hunt closer to dusk during this time. I am hoping I will have luck early in the morning.
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#1263768 - 03/27/09 09:16 PM Re: Early Bow Season [Re: UTGrad]
richmanbarbeque
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for me it depends on where I am hunting. I have killed deer about equal in the morning or the evening. I like the mornings because of the light but may have more confidence in the evening.
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#1263773 - 03/27/09 09:22 PM Re: Early Bow Season [Re: richmanbarbeque]
Buckblaster
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I like mornings. Cooler and I like watching the woods come alive. I see deer equally in mornings and evenings but I see more deer at a time during the morning.

I usually hunt up until 11:00. On my lease it will be 80 degrees and deer will come into feed at noon.

Just depends.
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#1263865 - 03/27/09 09:56 PM Re: Early Bow Season [Re: Buckblaster]
Kevin
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the buck i shot this past season in bow season walked up before i had enough light to shoot, and i shot it as soon as it was light enough.

walked up at 635, 647. you just have to be very very quiet walking in, or you'll scare everything off that might be near, if you are close to a bedding area.
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#1264786 - 03/28/09 03:06 PM Re: Early Bow Season [Re: Kevin]
cecil30-30
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The property I bow hunt,doesn't have much early morning activity.I seen most deer during the evening during the early season,but as the season goes on,I see more and more morning activity.
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#1265764 - 03/29/09 06:10 AM Re: Early Bow Season [Re: cecil30-30]
Radar
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Mornings on a travel route in the hardwoods , afternoons near a productive food source.
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#1265828 - 03/29/09 08:56 AM Re: Early Bow Season [Re: Radar]
bobthebowhunter
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I seem to have better luck in the early season in the evening. If you want to hunt the mornings. I would try to set up closer to the bedding area without bumping them off the food source. That way you could catch them coming back to bed. But every situation is different so you just have to do your homework.
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#1266428 - 03/29/09 02:37 PM Re: Early Bow Season [Re: Radar]
UTGrad
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 Originally Posted By: Scott61
Mornings on a travel route in the hardwoods , afternoons near a productive food source.


I have identified several travel routes the deer use on the property I hunt, so this might work.

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#1266586 - 03/29/09 04:14 PM Re: Early Bow Season [Re: UTGrad]
ShaneHallum
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The property that I've hunted the past few years is dead until around 9am. They usually move until 1-2p.m and back out at dark. Weather pattern doesn't seem to matter too much. But I usually hunt the edge of fields early in the season.
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