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#3284713 - 07/07/13 01:36 PM Evening hunting
buckaroo
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I've bowhunted for 33 yrs. In the last few years I have learned to just about not hunt in the evening. In the early season this is what I've experienced, no deer till 20 min. before dark, mosquitos, sweat, mosquitos, then if you see something to shoot, you have to track quickly before it spoil's, last but not least when I come down my stand I spook deer almost every time. I like hunting evening's when it's cooler, about the last week of bowseason. What's everyone elses take on early season evening huntig?
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#3284791 - 07/07/13 03:16 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: buckaroo]
UTGrad
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 Originally Posted By: buckaroo
I've bowhunted for 33 yrs. In the last few years I have learned to just about not hunt in the evening. In the early season this is what I've experienced, no deer till 20 min. before dark, mosquitos, sweat, mosquitos, then if you see something to shoot, you have to track quickly before it spoil's, last but not least when I come down my stand I spook deer almost every time. I like hunting evening's when it's cooler, about the last week of bowseason. What's everyone elses take on early season evening huntig?


I agree with you about the heat, sweat and mosquitos in the early season. I have had good luck setting up on trails leading to bean fields on evening hunts. I like to slip in a couple hours before dark. I will hunt mornings as well but I've jumped deer walking in. I would rather jump deer walking out than walking in.


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#3284868 - 07/07/13 04:18 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: UTGrad]
Mr.Bro
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Lot easier to sleep in,in the morning.I hunt the evenings more.Just dress right and dont get in a hurry.Oh yeah Thermocell!
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#3284878 - 07/07/13 04:30 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: Mr.Bro]
fasteddie
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Evening hunting early season is definately not my favorite. Usually I get in the stand as late as possible because I don't start seeing deer until the last hour, however last season I saw deer within minutes of getting in the stand several times and that was around 3 hours before dark. But I would always rather hunt mornings.
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#3284879 - 07/07/13 04:30 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: Mr.Bro]
catman529
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I had better luck last bow season in the afternoon. Deer would come in around 4:30 pm or so, with plenty of daylight left. Then during the rut it was more early morning and late evening before dark. Killed one buck early morning and another right before dark. But in October the does were coming off the bed in mid to late afternoon and feeding in the woods.
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#3285172 - 07/07/13 09:14 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: catman529]
knightrider
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get away from field edges hunt closer to bedding in the evening and put a good double lung hit on it and you want have to track 40 yards, I have killed way more in the evenings myself
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#3285208 - 07/07/13 09:54 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: knightrider]
FOX FIRE
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 Originally Posted By: knightrider
get away from field edges hunt closer to bedding in the evening and put a good double lung hit on it and you want have to track 40 yards, I have killed way more in the evenings myself


Clever idea, smart, mite have to use that this year.
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#3288090 - 07/10/13 11:51 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: FOX FIRE]
MattZ9
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Stats say that majority of big bucks are killed in the evening. Dress right, thermacell, and go a lil further back on the trails
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#3288658 - 07/11/13 01:58 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: MattZ9]
thejetman
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I will be hunting a swamp edge this year. On a scrape line I found last year. It's a woods thicket between a swamp and a grass field...should be interesting...
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#3288691 - 07/11/13 02:22 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: thejetman]
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Evenings are better early in the season when deer are still in a summer pattern and feeding in the fields . Once the white oak acorns drop , hunt the best mast trees .
When I hunt mornings , I hunt travel routes to bedding areas . Always hunt where deer are headed to , not where they have been . In the mornings closer to bedding , evenings closer to feeding areas .
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