Morning hunts...

Discuss deer hunting tactics, Deer behavior. Post your Hunting Stories, Pictures, and Questions/Answers.

On your morning hunts,how early do you choose to arrive at your stand site?

 
Total votes: 0
dan
Site Owner
Posts: 37100
Joined: Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:11 am
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HuntingBeast/?ref=bookmarks
Location: S.E. Wisconsin
Contact:
Status: Offline

Morning hunts...

Unread postby dan » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:52 am

On your morning hunts,how early do you choose to arrive at your stand site?


User avatar
Liberty-Hunt
500 Club
Posts: 1783
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:31 pm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liberty.hunt.188
Location: FRANCE
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby Liberty-Hunt » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:16 am

I do 1h before day light.
I use to prepare my way "clean it" for Subtract any element which could make noise during my passage...
"Huntingly",
L-H

GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!
User avatar
Zap
Posts: 10061
Joined: Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:57 pm
Location: OK, I am in Kansas.....
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby Zap » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:26 am

Preset an hour before.
Same day set, just before. Earlier if I have moomlight.
Ground hunt an hour before.

marty
"Forged in fire lit long ago. Stand next to me and you will never stand alone".
User avatar
Indianahunter
500 Club
Posts: 1774
Joined: Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:27 pm
Location: Greensburg Indiana
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby Indianahunter » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:15 pm

Minimum 1 hour...have been known to be on stand as early as 3:30 or 4:00 am. This is for early season. Although I must say that I have seen and had more success in the last minutes of evening light, so why I torture myself with getting up so early I don't know. I guess I just feel more confident when I know I am in there before the deer come in before daylight.
God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8
User avatar
Singing Bridge
500 Club
Posts: 6986
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:11 pm
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pro ... 1329617473
Location: MidMichigan
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:36 pm

In gun season I head in when I can see enough to be completely stealthy, and set up on the bucks bed. On heavy pressure public they've often already been bedded for an extended period of time.
User avatar
Casper
500 Club
Posts: 974
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:20 am
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/casper.kohlnhofer
Location: South Central WI
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby Casper » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:04 pm

Depends on the location I want to hunt, if I have to walk through a field to get to the woods, I make sure I'm set up at least an hour before first light or if its the rut I will wait a little bit after first light to walk through the field.

I generally don't hunt mornings up until the rut unless I need a doe or I'm somewhere a ways from home. Do more harm than good in the areas I hunt.
The Healthy Herd Pro Staff
User avatar
PredatorTC
ProStaff
Posts: 2742
Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:50 pm
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby PredatorTC » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:28 pm

I usually do at least an hour, but i did have one buck patterned on trail-camera the would be in the fields i needed to walk through and then he would eat acorns in the hardwoods. So i could not go to early or i would pry bust him out the fields
User avatar
PLB
500 Club
Posts: 6975
Joined: Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:49 pm
Location: NE Wisconsin
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby PLB » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:06 pm

30minutes to 1 hour bow season, 1 hour plus opening day of Gun season! :D
Obsession Bows
Lone Wolf Alpha and sticks
User avatar
lungbuster
500 Club
Posts: 1649
Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:18 am
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WFTF
Location: Mt. Horeb, Wi.
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby lungbuster » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:18 am

I'd like to say I'm always an hour before, but the reality is after hunting days upon days in a row sometimes it gets to be 30-20 mins. before first light. With all the camera equip. I need to set up, a good time for me to get into stand and let things settle is 1.5 hours before first light and generally in early and late season I get in at these times. But during the rut when I'm hunting more hours a day than anything else if I'm running late I usually wait til about 8:30-9:00 then hit the stand, this allows the deer in the fields to get back to bed without bumping them and most bucks will be on thier feet cruising for does later in the morning to early afternoon so when the magic time comes I'm not already burned out from an early morning sit.
Bowhunter4ever!!!!!!!!



Visit my website
DevinJD2007
500 Club
Posts: 1071
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:00 pm
Location: S.C. Wisconsin
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby DevinJD2007 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:41 am

I always try and get there about an hour before first light. Doesn't really matter the circumstances for me always try and get there about an hour before first light.
User avatar
Boo
500 Club
Posts: 535
Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:19 pm
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby Boo » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:35 pm

It depends on the spot I am hunting and the time of year, but anywhere from 20 minutes to and hour and a half.
User avatar
Schultzy
500 Club
Posts: 3141
Joined: Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:46 pm
Location: Minnesota
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby Schultzy » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:19 am

30 minutes or so give or take.
User avatar
MOBIGBUCKS
Posts: 2975
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:21 pm
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:02 am

typically an hour before light. I like to take my time and not rush while heading into a stand location
CatfishJack
Posts: 57
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:21 am
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby CatfishJack » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:52 pm

Depends on which area I hunt. If I have to put up a stand, its at least 30 minutes to an hour before first light. Sometimes its better to almost still hunt my way to my stand in my bedding area stands as I know deer could very likely be within bowrange. I shot a swamp buck in 1991 that was all ready bedded by me when I climbed up in my stand. I didn't see him until he stood up 40 yards away from me when the doe he was tending stood up. It was a dead calm morning with snow and they were bedded by me for almost 30 minutes. I ended up bagging him too as they came by me which was a bonus. If I would have busted brush in I certainly would have spooked them.
User avatar
Ack
Posts: 2762
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:52 pm
Location: Michigan
Status: Offline

Re: Morning hunts...

Unread postby Ack » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:36 pm

Typically my morning hunts are during the rut, so I'm usually going in when I can make my way without a light. I've found that it is much quieter going in and setting up this way, plus nothing is disturbed by my light flashing through the woods.


  • Advertisement

Return to “Deer Hunting”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bogle, Google Adsense [Bot], KyleWI, may21581 and 8 guests