I see does with fawns really move hard this time of year 11 to 1 in the middle of the day. I don't see mnay bucks doing it though. Everyone of my cameras has does with fawns that move midday early season
it depends on where you hunt if your hunting pretty close to a bedding area it might be a good idea to sit all day but if your hunting over fields or food plots about the only thing your going to see in mid day is does and maybe some smaller bucks that's my opinion from my experiences.
In the early season I always see the most deer activity start around 10 am and again at sunset. If forced to choose I would rather hunt from 10 to 1 this time of year as opposed to hunting first light. Of course that doesn't mean I won't be sitting in a tree a 1/2 before daylight tomorrow.
If you can stand it (pun intended) then sit all day.
Once the cooler weather comes around I will stay on my stand longer than I am on it now. Here in Wisconsin, during the last 3 weeks, we have had very warm weather and for me it seems deer movement is minimal. They are mostly moving at night when its cooler, and even then, not much is moving. Frustrating for me because I want to stick a doe for the meat and to see how effective my grim reaper broadheds are. Oh well, maybe tonite's the night...
Now that I have a thermacell I stay in my tree all day. I take leave the first week of season and usually get some doe meat in the freezer.. that way I can focus on bucks when it's time.. Not to worried about seeing horns early on.. if I do I just count myself lucky..
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