Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
daydreamer

What amount of time...?

7 posts in this topic

What's the minimum amount time you will sit in a stand at night? I normally like at least 2.5 hours or so but with the sunset getting earlier and earlier it's harder to get out after work...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, I hear ya. I shoot for 2.5 hours too. I like to try get there closer to three hours, but don't feel rushed until I get inside of 2.5 hours. If it's less than 2 hours, I really get crabby. Less than about 1.5 hours and I skip the stand (because I don't have stands up- I carry mine in and out and have to put them up each night) and try other methods- calling, spot and stalk, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1.5 minimum, During October lull between 1.5 and 2, the stand time will increase dramatically here in the next week. Hopefully a few all dayers the first few days of Nov.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two hours, but I've gone out with a scant hour to go in the last few days before gun season. Two years ago I set up a stand & was settled a max of 45 minutes before dark two nights before gun season & within about 20 minutes or so had arrowed a buck & a doe. Made a poor hit on the buck & he got away, but that was my fault on shot selection, nothing to do with the little time on stand. Things can happen quick when rut time comes. A few big can calls on a windy night in a new location & here they come. Definitely one of my top 5 memorable bowhunts. I shot a couple of smaller bucks the night before gun season when I got on stand around 4:00 or a hair later & it's dark by 5:30 then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had that same dilemna Sat. afternoon. Didn't get done with yard work until 4:30 and I'm about a half hour from the stand. Thought by the time I got showered scent free and got there I'd have maybe an hour to 1.5 tops. Skipped it and went pheasant hunting instead. Really want to get out this week though...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I take my 7 year old with me, I'm limited to about 1.5 hours. Even if we are seeing deer he still gets bored.

Maybe I gotta shoot one while he's in there with me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually won't go if I don't have two hours to sit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Spearing Machine
      I can speak for Ludlows and have nothing but high praise. Mark, Sally, Paul and Kelly run a top notch resort. June to early September they are usually about Max capacity each week. Outside of the peak season weekend use is still relativity high. They don't have a restaurant on site but will provide(cooked in house) high end meals for some large cooperate groups that come in. They aren't struggling and the service won't be beat anywhere on Vermillion.
    • Zenny
      Sounds like a fair deal Boney, booze for bait works for me. i am starting to prep the boat and gear, too. cant wait.
    • rundrave
      hope you all are paying close attention to the meandered water issue at bay here in SD. Sounds like some landowners in Mn are taking notes.    Its a difficult subject and I and can see both sides from private and public perspectives.
    • HookeD1985
      Friday night got 2 5 gallons pails full and in about 40 min
    • mbeyer
      Now that the ice is gone, what do people fish for before the walleye opener? Any reports?