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#5935678 - 09/18/15 09:39 PM How long before sun up?
StephensCnty308 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 233
Loc: Stephens county
How long on the day of your hunt do you make your way out to your blind before sun up?

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#5935686 - 09/18/15 09:44 PM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308]
dlrz71 Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 9215
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
Typically about an hour for me.

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#5935772 - 09/18/15 10:59 PM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
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Loc: Conroe, TX
20 minutes before the feeder throws in west texas and probably an hour or more in the east.
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#5935821 - 09/19/15 12:57 AM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: dlrz71]
2012hvt Offline
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Registered: 09/04/13
Posts: 239
Originally Posted By: dlrz71
Typically about an hour for me.

Me too!

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#5935824 - 09/19/15 01:04 AM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
I like to be on stand no later than 30 minutes to spare. A lot will depend on your set up and approach as to weather you are making a dramatic entrance or not in my experience.

Bow hunting I got there as early as I could stand it, since you are in close proximity of where you expect game.
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#5935828 - 09/19/15 02:42 AM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308]
kry226 Offline


Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5111
Loc: Germany
At least 30, but closer to 45 if I can. It also depends on where I'm hunting. On public land like Fort Campbell, they give you 90 minutes (no entering the woods any earlier) and I take all 90 in order to get the spot I want and beat the Elmers. They've pushed a lot deer my way over the years.

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#5935839 - 09/19/15 04:52 AM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
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I try to be on stand at least an hour before daybreak. My feeder is set to go off usually around 7:15.

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#5935957 - 09/19/15 08:55 AM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308]
SWtexashunter Offline
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Registered: 11/28/14
Posts: 186
Loc: Uvalde, TX
Solid 2 hours
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#5936013 - 09/19/15 10:07 AM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
I usually get there about 30 minutes before feeder goes off.
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#5936349 - 09/19/15 03:34 PM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308]
papa45 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 566
Loc: Arlington
I try to be sitting quietly in the stand 30 minutes before legal shooting time.

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#5936494 - 09/19/15 05:52 PM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: Erathkid]
DQ Kid Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Erathkid
I usually get there about 30 minutes before feeder goes off.


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#5936599 - 09/19/15 07:16 PM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308]
TexFlip Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9624
Loc: Chambers County
Depends on how many beers I have the night before.

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#5936958 - 09/19/15 11:58 PM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308]
djs303 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 268
Loc: Jackson County
on private land I like to get to place where I want to hunt at least 30 minutes before legal shooting time. On public land I like to get there at least an hour before legal shooting light unless I'm not familiar with the territory, then I wait until daylight and walk hunt in.

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#5936980 - 09/20/15 02:09 AM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 11917
Loc: Big D
30 min. What do you guys do an hour or two before can even see your hand? Last 2 out of 3 bucks I shot were at 10:40 am and I was pretty much well past done hunting waiting on a ride when I shot those.

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#5936990 - 09/20/15 03:26 AM Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308]
titan2232 Offline
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Loc: Conroe, TX
Each location is probably quite different. Knowing the deer's habits will tell you how soon. Most of our western deer are not camped out under the feeder, but will come in quickly after the feeder throws. You'd obviously want to get in extra early if the deer are known to bed down near the feeder early.
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