October 13th, 2007, 10:31 AM
Which do you prefer
Hunting in the morning or evening, and why??
October 13th, 2007, 12:06 PM
Mornings....... aand I'm not a mornin guy. I like the mornings b/c it gives me all day to do what I need to do. If I do mis-hit and need to leave the animal for awhile then its still light when I rtn to track. Fewer predators lurkin too
October 13th, 2007, 12:09 PM
i agree on the conviency of mornings, but i usually have more luck in the evenings.
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October 13th, 2007, 12:12 PM
I love the evening hunts way more. I dont no if it is because Im young or what 1-I hate getting up early and 2-It seems that I cant sit as long in the morning as I can at nite.
October 13th, 2007, 12:15 PM
Evenings in the early season. They are warmer, but the deer are more predictable moving to a food source here in Missouri. Mornings are tough b/c the deer GENERALLY are bedded at sun up or shortly thereafter.
Mornings closer to the rut, then sit while others leave the woods!
October 13th, 2007, 01:30 PM
I like the conveniences of the pm hunts: light when I walk to the stand, usually warmer, not getting out of my nice warm bed. But I love being in the woods as the daylight arrives, and like someone already said, if I make a hit, I am not working against time to find, gut and haul my deer. Unless it's the rut, I take a break after about 3 hours. If it's cold out, that coffee just calls me home.
October 13th, 2007, 01:33 PM
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October 13th, 2007, 02:03 PM
Evenings are tops around the midwest! All but 2 of mt top deer were evening hunts1
October 13th, 2007, 02:43 PM
I most usually hunt sr-ss, unless I shoot one in between. Both can be excellent.
October 13th, 2007, 02:44 PM
I prefer evenings, but I see a higher percentage of bucks in the mornings.
October 13th, 2007, 02:45 PM
Evenings,,,Because I don't do the morning thing to will...
October 13th, 2007, 03:05 PM
I have killed most of my deer in the evenings. But I have seen plenty of deer in the morning as well.
I feel like it is easier to sit longer in the evenings, Because your workin towards something (dark). Unlike, in the mornings when you have to make that decisions on when to climb down and that P&Y could come in right AFTER you lower your bow. I can never make my mind up when to leave, drives me nutts.
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October 13th, 2007, 04:51 PM
Once I am awake... I like my morning hunts better. I find I see more. The waking up so early is the hard part.
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October 13th, 2007, 04:54 PM
I will hunt either but I much rather hunt at evening cause my eyes are sensitive to light and I actually see a little better at night than the average bear. plus it is cooler this time of the year when you have to walk out or drag out.
October 13th, 2007, 05:49 PM
I'm just the opposite...I prefer getting out early in the morning. But, we've only taken deer (3) in the evening. My 11-year-old and I have only been hunting about a year.
Originally Posted by IowaSwitchback
This morning, I woke up early and was in the blind at 6:30. Did not hear or see anything, so I headed home at 10:00. My neighbor/land owner called at 11:00 at said he saw three next to the blind when he was out to do some chores. Grrrrrrr......
October 13th, 2007, 05:53 PM
both most days i hunt i do both have better luck at night
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October 13th, 2007, 06:14 PM
when its warm I love the evenings when its cold I prefer the mornings
October 13th, 2007, 06:26 PM
When its hot the mornings are cooler had a little better luck then and when its cold the evenings have been a little better they move earlier.
October 13th, 2007, 06:37 PM
I love mornings you can hunt as long as you like. In CT evning hunts end at sun set 20 minutes to early! Most of my, and my hunting buddys bucks have been taken in the am.
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October 13th, 2007, 06:43 PM
I love watching the sun come up and the bush come alive. Also I gives me all day to dress the deer and have it butchered.
October 13th, 2007, 06:44 PM
Originally Posted by MizzouHunter
October 13th, 2007, 06:47 PM
I like the convenioence of evenings but see more in mornings.
October 13th, 2007, 07:27 PM
Early season I like evenings b/c I have a little more daylight & I can usually get in my stand by 3pm. As the season gets later I usually switch to mornings b/c by the time I get off work it is already dark. Mornings are tough b/c my wife gets up early & I like to see her off to work but I try to get out at least once a week. I don't hunt to much after the rut for the reasons mentioned above. I have always had better luck in the evenings the exception being the rut.
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