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#5388404 - 10/30/14 08:19 AM stand or blind time
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/19/13
Posts: 6698
Loc: Katy, Tx
What time do you get in your stand in the morning. Ive known a few guys to be in stand 2 hours before daylight.

I would be asleep if I did that and probably scare off any deer around with my snoring. I get in stand about
15-30 minutes before daylight, how bout you.

In the evening about 2 hrs before sunset
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#5388411 - 10/30/14 08:21 AM Re: stand or blind time [Re: whitewing maniac]
Seadog Offline
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Registered: 09/26/07
Posts: 13451
Loc: East Texas
I usually get in mine about 45min to an hour before sunrise and usually around 3pm in the afternoon!!!
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#5388426 - 10/30/14 08:27 AM Re: stand or blind time [Re: whitewing maniac]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 09/08/14
Posts: 322
Loc: Azle,TX
I usually get in my stand about an hour before sunrise and any where from 3-330 in the afternoon.
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#5388431 - 10/30/14 08:29 AM Re: stand or blind time [Re: whitewing maniac]
JRJ6 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3899
Loc: Dallas, TX
I get in my blind 1 hour before sunrise and I do stay in my stand all day. I bring a sandwhich and snacks so I don't have to leave. the less movement, the better, IMO

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#5388559 - 10/30/14 09:26 AM Re: stand or blind time [Re: whitewing maniac]
Las Colinas Hunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/02/12
Posts: 206
Loc: Nocona TX
At least an hour before sun-up and 2 hours before sun down. I'll bring NVG to keep me entertained when it is dark in the morning. Nothing more spectacular than to see the stars through night vision. Or to see what is creeping around well before sun-up.

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#5388601 - 10/30/14 09:40 AM Re: stand or blind time [Re: whitewing maniac]
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 1781
Loc: Dallas, Tx.
An hour to hour and a half before sun up. Sometimes stay there until dark. Can't see 'em if you aren't there. And, it's nice and relaxing looking across the place even if nothing shows up. I have been known to wake myself up with a snore now and then too.

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#5388859 - 10/30/14 11:20 AM Re: stand or blind time [Re: whitewing maniac]
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 8961
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
about an hour maybe more.

I do have a guy across the fence that will be driving his atv to his stand almost at daybreak and usually comes out as the sun is setting bang I think he is scared of the dark grin


Edited by dlrz71 (10/30/14 11:20 AM)
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#5388887 - 10/30/14 11:30 AM Re: stand or blind time [Re: whitewing maniac]
Alex K. Offline
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Registered: 11/03/12
Posts: 96
Loc: Hurst
About an hour before the sun even thinks about coming up. My cousin would wait till right at day break since his blind was about about a 1/4 mile walk. I'd give him chit every mornng grin

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#5388891 - 10/30/14 11:32 AM Re: stand or blind time [Re: whitewing maniac]
CowboyHomer Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 10
I usually get in about an hour before daylight and what time I get in there in the afternoon really depends on how I feel. Some days I come out stay out till about 3 and some days I am right nback in at 1.

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#5388901 - 10/30/14 11:35 AM Re: stand or blind time [Re: dlrz71]
Schpanky Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 858
Loc: DFW/Taylor County
Originally Posted By: dlrz71
about an hour maybe more.

I do have a guy across the fence that will be driving his atv to his stand almost at daybreak and usually comes out as the sun is setting bang I think he is scared of the dark grin


....mmmeeeeeeoooooowwwwww....... had a few guys like that on my lease before.

alarm set at 4:45 (current time)in the blind by 5:15 or so....back to sleep by 5:16...phone alarm set for 6:45...how long I sit depends on the rut....afternoon hunt I leave when it's good n dark....I don't think deer spook as much in the dark.

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#5388914 - 10/30/14 11:43 AM Re: stand or blind time [Re: whitewing maniac]
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Registered: 12/11/12
Posts: 298
Loc: Hunt in Juno, TX
I've done the whole "two hours before the sun comes up" deal before, and I don't think it makes a lot of difference. I like being able to sneak up to a stand without walking anywhere near a feeder, and try to get there about an hour before daybreak now. Not saying I won't be moving a little slow and get in the stand right before or at daylight every once in a while.

I usually sit until 11 or real close to noon. If it's the right time of year, with the right weather, I will sit all day on occasion. Amazing how you will see bucks cruising by solo mid-day and late morning during the rut.

Usually between 3 & 4 in the afternoon.
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#5388933 - 10/30/14 11:51 AM Re: stand or blind time [Re: whitewing maniac]
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Extreme Tracker

Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 4721
Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
I like getting set up in the dark. Usually an hour before sunrise.

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#5389033 - 10/30/14 12:36 PM Re: stand or blind time [Re: whitewing maniac]
RossCravens Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 259
Loc: San Antonio, TX
I get to the blind about an hour before first light and stay until 10:00-11:00, depending on the morning. The blind I hunted when I was younger was on top of the hill on a point near the cabin. I could smell the bacon cooking and that is when I would start walking down and would show up right as the biscuits were coming out of the oven and the gravy was done...never had much morning success with that set up since I was out of the blind by 8:00-8:30 haha.

Afternoon, I try to get to the blind about 3 to 3-1/2 hours before sunset and stay until I can't see anything. It isn't uncommon for pigs to come in after WT shooting hours, but still light enough to squeeze off a shot at some piggies!!!
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#5389052 - 10/30/14 12:44 PM Re: stand or blind time [Re: whitewing maniac]
Dave Scott Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 477
I think the 15-30 minutes before daylight is cutting it too close. Think of all the time watching TV commercials, etc. An extra 1/2 hour is time well spent. So figure 1 hour before first LIGHT (not sun up). That way if you get delayed, etc. you didn't blow the day.
Some of this may depend on how far away you might think the deer are as you come in. If they are close- you need more time on the stand before first light to let them settle down.
And...BE QUIET

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#5400257 - 11/05/14 10:12 AM Re: stand or blind time [Re: whitewing maniac]
txwingnut Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 48
Loc: Collin Co, TX
Anyone sleep in their blinds? I have a 4x8 and have actually thought about just sleeping in it...
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