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#2966055 - 10/02/12 06:38 PM Curiosity question - Too late to hunt
Nacho
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Out of curiosity, when do you consider it “too late” to go hunting in the evening? A lot of people have jobs that don’t allow them to hunt during the work week and are limited to only hunting weekends. If everything works out right and I can leave work 15-30 minutes early, then I can get in my stand by 6p.m. If I know I cannot make it to my stand by 6p.m. then I won’t go hunting. Instead, I’ll go home and wish I was in the stand and keep thinking this evening would have been the evening that big mature Tn. bruiser walks by and gives me that broad shot at 15 yards. Out of curiosity, when do you consider it too late to go hunting during this time of year (before time goes back)?
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#2966067 - 10/02/12 06:46 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: Nacho]
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#2966075 - 10/02/12 06:52 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: ImThere]
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If I can't be in my tree by 5 I wont go
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#2966115 - 10/02/12 07:12 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: Trevor2]
cecil30-30
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This early in the year I usually try to be in my stand by 5.No later.Once the time falls back I get to my stand at 3pm for evening hunts.
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#2966123 - 10/02/12 07:19 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: cecil30-30]
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Got to have an hour up the tree.
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#2966234 - 10/02/12 08:29 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: bowriter]
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Id say 5 pm CST and 6 pm EST
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#2966248 - 10/02/12 08:38 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: Bone Collector]
usanglure
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any time you can get up your stand it's not too late??? have shown up 30 min b4 dark and killed deer 5 min later.... cover scent your trail and watch it.
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#2966299 - 10/02/12 09:14 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: usanglure]
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My mentality has always been that if I show up past 6 then I risk the chance of spooking deer or educating that big buck that might be making his way to feed for the night. However, who is to say that the deer won’t start moving later or earlier that day. I guess it is the chance we take, just like walking to my stand 1hr before daylight, deer might be hanging around my stand at that time or that big buck may be making his way to his bedding area during that time. That’s why I love deer hunting, it’s unpredictable!
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1st Muzzleloader Kill - 6 pt "On the wall"
1st Bow Kill - 5 pt "On the grill"
Still trying to the beat the 1st in each category - hopefully this will be the year?

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#2966381 - 10/02/12 10:07 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: Nacho]
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I'd say more like 3.30
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#2966387 - 10/02/12 10:11 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: Poser]
redblood
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rifle/ml dark thirty


bow- dont matter, prolly int going to kill nothing anyway
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#2966390 - 10/02/12 10:12 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: Poser]
bswarchery
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sounds like you might try a ground assault approach bro!
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#2966485 - 10/03/12 01:52 AM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: bswarchery]
Poleaxe
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We all know deer hunting is alot about luck. Its just common scense. If you know u got a big buck in the area dont risk it, but if your out for the meat then just remember "You cant kill em if u dont go". Ive gotten off work late and climbed in my tree with only 45min left of daylight and killed. It has to be somewhere u dont make a ton of noise walking in tho.
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#2966520 - 10/03/12 05:11 AM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Got to have an hour up the tree.


This, imo as well.
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#2968915 - 10/04/12 04:50 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: MUP]
TNGunsmoke
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I am off at 5 and in the tree by 530, sit til too dark to want to track.
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#2970127 - 10/05/12 05:34 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: TNGunsmoke]
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Got in the tree at 5:10 this afternoon. Plenty of day left, good wind...time will tell if it will pay off.
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#2970254 - 10/05/12 07:46 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: usanglure]
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 Originally Posted By: usanglure
any time you can get up your stand it's not too late??? have shown up 30 min b4 dark and killed deer 5 min later.... cover scent your trail and watch it.


Same here.
Couldn't tell you how many I've killed that showed up within 5 minutes after I got set up.
No such thing as too late until it's dark, in my opinion.
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#2970267 - 10/05/12 07:57 PM Re: Curiosity question - Too late to hunt [Re: Trevor2]
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 Originally Posted By: Trevor2
If I can't be in my tree by 5 I wont go


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