Joined: 1/10/2006With watching a lot of the tv shows, most of them show the hunter’s shooting animals in the evening……..and I love hunting in the morning and not so much in the evening…….so I was wondering what everyone’s personal favorite would be
Joined: 10/14/2006I’ve ALWAYS had better luck in the evenings than in the mornings. I just want to say that during the Rut midday through evening is when you will find me in my tree though
Joined: 2/23/2006I just hunt when ever I can. Last year I shot my first deer and it was right around sunset.
Joined: 7/31/2007i’ve always liked evenings better…but maybe that’s just because i dont like getting up at the crack of dawn
Joined: 8/20/2005I prefer following a blood trail in the day light, so Early morning is what I like. Don’t get me wrong, I love hunting in the evening as well. Some times the blood trail is short and the recovery is quick, but, on those occasions were they are not, I like tracking in the daylight.Creed Heli-m Z7 Extreme TacticalIf its large game, game I don’t want to be field dressing or packing out in the middle of the night, I don’t hunt after 11 am.
If its deer, or something similar in size, I’ll hunt evenings. The field dressing or deboning and packing is much less work.
I use to hunt mid-day, since there is a short feed cycle around 1-3 pm, but found this is just a good way to drive the game out of the area. Jumping elk out of their bedding area is a great way to ruin the rest of the week’s hunting. If I spot and stalk in mid-day, its only to observe movement between feed and bed, then back out and plan a better strategy for the morning hunts. Of course, if luck has it that I get a good shot on a nice bull, you don’t look a gift-horse in the mouthI hunt all day long, even if it’s just sitting on a rimrock canyon scoping out the terrain, or looking for a bedded buck or bull!
Joined: 2/9/2007I hunt as much as she will let me!!
Joined: 6/22/2004I think I actually most enjoy getting to my stand before sunrise and watching the woods come to life at dawn, and I typically have more opportunities to hunt in the AM rather than the PM.
That said, I’ve certainly taken more deer in the afternoon/evening than I have in the morning, and the vast majority of mature bucks I’ve seen have been in the evening.
Guess I may have to rework some strategy now that I think about it.
Joined: 9/3/2004I prefer evenings(I am not a morning person)
Joined: 4/18/2006Both, but I love being out before first light.
Location: PAMathews Peeps,
I like hunting at first light. It’s cool to see “the world” waking up at dawn. All of the animals start moving around…at the same time, it seems!
I took my first deer ever at 9:50 AM this past January…
A cup of coffee…???
How ’bout a nice warm broadhead, instead, Bucky?!?!?!
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Joined: 9/13/2005Nip, I hunt every moment I can, and believe it or not, there is really no better time on my property. I’ve shot bucks and does in the a.m. and also shot them in the evening out of the same stand sight! I pay more attention to the lunar phases and the animal movement times from outdoor mags than anything. I’ve found that most seem to be pretty accurate!
Nip, I hunt every moment I can, and believe it or not, there is really no better time on my property. I’ve shot bucks and does in the a.m. and also shot them in the evening out of the same stand sight! I pay more attention to the lunar phases and the animal movement times from outdoor mags than anything. I’ve found that most seem to be pretty accurate!
Pretty interesting……..I’ve tried the lunar thing, but the only thing that really affects the animal’s movement up here is the full moon where they can be up all night and bed down at first light……..
But we usually see something moving around 10am too…….when they gotta go potty…….
I love hunting the early morning……myself, but when I lived in Oregon, I usually hunted all day, but spent the morning in one area, moved for the mid morning to early afternoon, then moved again for the evening hunt.
Here, I hunt the same areas all times of the day.
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