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#6332289 - 06/12/16 12:25 PM Summer hunting
CharlieCTx Offline

Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 737
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I went out yesterday evening to hunt but got run off by the lighting and impending rain headed my way.

Given it's still light at 8:30pm, what do you guys do now? In the cool weather, there was always activity just before or just after sundown, 6:30'ish. Now not so much I'm sure with it getting hot.

- If you're hunting in a stand, what time do you climb in?
- Do you wait until dark to go hand corn/walk in the arena or do it first thing when you get there?
- If you are in a stand and things are slow, do you get out and walk?

I sure do miss the cold weather (only for hunting), it's a hot mother in the box blind after a walk-in with all the BS I seem to carry.


#6332489 - 06/12/16 03:44 PM Re: Summer hunting [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 645
Loc: Central Texas
In summer I tend to hunt mornings more than evenings. I still go out in the evening hoping for luck, but it seems the mornings are usually more productive. Even without a night vision scope, the hogs are often (sometimes) out for a little while after sunup.
You can never have too much ammo — unless you're swimming.

#6332573 - 06/12/16 05:05 PM Re: Summer hunting [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I killed a hog two weekends ago at 5pm at a feeder. When I get a chance to hunt I hunt as much as possible. I will get to the stand early and stay late. Animals are unpredictable even when we think we got them figured out.
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#6333401 - 06/13/16 09:52 AM Re: Summer hunting [Re: CharlieCTx]
bornforit Offline
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Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 256
Loc: Longview, Tx
Ive changed my feeder times at feeders I know have hog issues. I quit feeding in the morning and just feed in the evening around 9:30PM. keeps me from wandering what time to be there. Gives it time to cool off and I can just slip in. Granted I have NV.

But the absolute easiest thing is to have a cellular game camera and wait for a picture. Then go to the woods. A lot less wasted gas and time.

#6333555 - 06/13/16 11:41 AM Re: Summer hunting [Re: CharlieCTx]
bigjoe8565 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 3686
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I set my timers to 9:00 PM and try to pattern the hogs as much as possible with my game cameras. During he summer I plan on hunting late into the evening and early AM hours. You may want to put a camera if you have a consistent water source and hunt that area.


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