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#3292300 - 07/15/13 08:29 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: Poser]
4 Point

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 453
Loc: Chattanooga, TN

 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: GOODWIN
 Originally Posted By: Poser
I don't hunt evenings much during bow season. I much prefer mornings. Last season, instead of hunting separate morning and evening hunts, I usually hunted through the midday until about 2 PM and then took the rest of the day off. I liked that schedule much better, though I still did some evening hunts around agriculture.

Afternoons that time of year are frustrating to me. I see just enough deer out at 4 o'clockish, that I feel that I need to be setup no later than 3 PM for a productive evening hunt. At the same time, most of the deer activity I tend to see in most of the areas I hunt is during the last 20 minutes of light and usually after shooting light. This is not hunting field edges, either. this is in the woods. One area I hunt is usually ripe with activity earlier in the evening, but I do not hunt there much or at all during bow season.

I'll agree. When I hunt afternoons I'm usually set up on a field edge or very close.

In the evenings around agriculture, I like to be about 10-30 inside the woods with my scent blowing out into the field. I'll often see deer moving laterally with the treeline, avoiding the field until dark.

I often do the same. Some of the best well-used trails I've found have been paralleling the field just inside the edge.

#3292536 - 07/16/13 05:16 AM Re: Evening hunting [Re: Crow Terminator]
8 Point

Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 1666
Loc: easttennessee

The reason I hunt mostly morning's, 55 degrees versus 80.
#3293274 - 07/16/13 05:42 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: buckaroo]

Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31209
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

Evenings vs. mornings depend mostly on the habitat and food source . I have done better hunting hardwoods in the mornings , and agricultural areas or food plots in the afternoons .

#3293315 - 07/16/13 06:32 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: Radar]
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer

In my experience I have found that early on I see many more bucks grouped up and going primarily to fields. This time of the year has great potential for taking a large buck with a bow. The bucks seem to break up around mid October so I don't have too much time to get them while they are in the fields early on. Many times I have to back off of fields onto well used trails once I find the ones that bucks are using more than others. These trails work well during the rut as well for mid day or all day for that matter.
#3294890 - 07/18/13 12:31 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: Radar]
10 Point

Registered: 08/19/08
Posts: 3974

During early season I have had alot more success and deer sightings in the evening.
#3295891 - 07/19/13 11:00 AM Re: Evening hunting [Re: REM7]
8 Point

Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1428
Loc: Jackson,TN

I hunt evenings more, because I am more able to. Take the bow and clothes to work with me, and stop by the place I hunt on the way home. Change, walk in, get set by 5:30-6, and I have a good 2+ hours to hunt before heading back to the truck. This works great until Daylight savings steps in and kills that hour off, then it is usually too dark too early, and I have to relegate to weekends and holiday/vacation time to hunt at all.
You can't fix stupid.....

#3297285 - 07/21/13 07:02 AM Re: Evening hunting [Re: Radar]
TnDeer Old Timer
16 Point

Registered: 05/01/99
Posts: 15823
Loc: Rutherford County, TN

Offline just reduced your chances of success by 50%....

Sucks for you. \:\)
Everytime I see you....there you are.

#3297445 - 07/21/13 09:57 AM Re: Evening hunting [Re: HOOK]
8 Point

Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 1666
Loc: easttennessee

When you are spooking deer ever evening coming out just when it's cool enough for deer movement, I don't simply care for it, and it has ruined a lot of my hunting spots.
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