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esox49

Mornings or Evenings?

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esox49

For you guys that have been out this week, when have you seen the most activity? Are you seeing more movement at sun up, or have you seen more later in the afternoon? Have not been out since Sunday and just was curious if this cold weather has gotten them into a more "late season" pattern where they are moving more late afternoons?

Thoughts?

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leechlake

for years and including this one I've seen more deer between 1-3pm or in the am than my favorite time to hunt which is that last hour before sundown. We don't have too much pressure in our area so I'd think the deer we see aren't normally being pushed by another hunter in any fashion.

We hunt in woods, no fields or clear cuts in our area which may explain why we don't see them in the evening.

The reason I like the evening hunts is it seems magical to me AND you never have to decide when to go in. About 15 minutes after sundown is the limit to what you can see any reasonable distance when you're deep in the woods.

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leech~~

For you guys that have been out this week, when have you seen the most activity? Are you seeing more movement at sun up, or have you seen more later in the afternoon? Have not been out since Sunday and just was curious if this cold weather has gotten them into a more "late season" pattern where they are moving more late afternoons?

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It seems a little odd to me that when Bow hunting I see a good amount of Deer in the evening. But, when rifle hunting I would say that I have taken 90% of my Deer in the mornings.

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BuckSutherland

Got back yesterday. All of our limited activity was in the evening. Most shots was Saturday night far and away. Heard 8 shots total Monday and Tuesday. I usually had better luck in the morning. Zero morning sightings for 3 guys 4-5 hours each morning.

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nofishfisherman

Every deer we saw was seen in the morning (8 total). All the deer we know of being taken by hunters around us were all taken in the morning.

Besides the deer we saw moving around after dark along the roads the latest we saw deer was 11am. We were in the woods from 6am until roughly 5pm.

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Archerysniper

For morning's it has all been around 8am and evenings it has been just before dark. About 50 50 though this year.

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DonBo

Been out a bunch the last several days. Since the snow/cold, I've seen more activity in the mornings, just after sun-up, say 8-9:30.

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hunterjoe

For me, always had more success with bucks in the mornings. Does are generally in the evening hunting food sources.

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Tripleplay

Over the weekend my son and I saw more deer in the mornings than in the evenings but possibly only because we finished up Sunday morning. I have a friend using my lease now since he wasn't seeing anything on his and he is seeing deer pretty much only in the evenings. (5 on Monday night and 7 more on Tuesday night) I assume he might be seeing the same group of 3 or 4 yearlings/fawns hitting the neighbors winter wheat field in the evening but at least they are up and moving around during shooting light.

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Stcloudangler

Mornings x4 over the evenings

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bigbucks

Evenings, didn't see a deer Saturday or Sunday all day until Sunday about 4:30. Have seen deer before dark any night I've hunted since.

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BearA

Have seen more 2.5 or older bucks in the mornings vs the evenings. With that being said I've had more deer "sightings" in the evenings; primarily does, fawns and 1.5 yr old bucks.

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Todd Caswell

Well there you go plant your butt in the woods from sunrise to the end of legal shooting time and you can't go wrong. My late father used to say that " Every hour you sit and don't see a deer is a hour closer to the time you will" You only got down unless you shot a deer, those are some long days, but we also shoot deer at some strange times as well..

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harvey lee

I love the evenings and I see more deer as I do not like the cold temps in the am this time of the year. I have 4 degrees with a 6mph wind right now and will b going out shortly. Not sure how many hours I will make it, hopefully a deer will come by right away. Last weekend rifle hunting I did very well in the am hours with the gun. This weekend the bow. If you have a good morning spot, they can b as good as any food source spot at night. Just a lot cooler in the early am hours.

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Farmsfulltime

Out last night for the last hour , seen I think a buck working a scrape on arrival sat till last light and he came back nose down too far too dark no shots but hes still at it and so am I

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