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#3288936 - 07/11/13 07:13 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: Radar]
Bootlegger
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I have had the best luck in evenings for me.
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#3288985 - 07/11/13 08:11 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: Bootlegger]
GOODWIN
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I hunt when I can...mornings, evenings, rain, or shine
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#3291563 - 07/14/13 10:13 PM Re: Evening hunting [Re: GOODWIN]
eweisner
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I prefer evenings myself...Personally I have seen more deer.
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#3291631 - 07/15/13 05:34 AM Re: Evening hunting [Re: eweisner]
buckaroo
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I must be setting up wrong or something, I never have seen many deer in early season evenings, especially bucks when it's very warm. I usually hunt the acorn feeding sign.
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#3291711 - 07/15/13 07:35 AM Re: Evening hunting [Re: buckaroo]
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Mud Dauber
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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.
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#3291748 - 07/15/13 08:08 AM Re: Evening hunting [Re: Poser]
GOODWIN
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 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.

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#3291789 - 07/15/13 08:48 AM Re: Evening hunting [Re: GOODWIN]
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Mud Dauber
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 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.
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#3291802 - 07/15/13 09:01 AM Re: Evening hunting [Re: Poser]
buckaroo
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Makes a quick getaway as to not alarm deer also. My problem is I'm hunting mountain land. Bright side I can catch a little more football till it cools down
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#3291805 - 07/15/13 09:04 AM Re: Evening hunting [Re: buckaroo]
buckaroo
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The other problem that bothers me is the tracking after dark, it can really educate the deer.
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#3291987 - 07/15/13 11:46 AM Re: Evening hunting [Re: buckaroo]
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I've killed way more deer in the early season evenings than I have of the morning. I think I might have killed a handful of the morning and a truckload of the evenings. I don't mind morning hunting and like watching the woods come to life...it's just that thinking back to my bow kills and deer sightings over the years...the evening has been my most productive by a long shot over mornings.

It's not until later in the season, that I start seeing deer numbers go up in the morning hours...and even then in the spots I hunt, it's mostly later morning than early morning.

The big thing I've noticed is the land I hunt doesn't have designated "bedding areas" like some of the places in the mid west or north. The deer basically just bed down where they feel like it. It is very random. Just when you think you have them all figured out, they throw a kink in your plans and change the game on you.

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