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#6981972 - 12/04/17 09:08 AM Morning or Evening
D'hanis Offline
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Registered: 09/28/17
Posts: 170
I'm really curious to hear from some of you guys on this one. Have you killed more mature bucks on morning or evening hunts throughout your hunting career? Personally I've killed more bucks in the evening, but have killed a few during morning hunts as well. (I love deer hunting but have a hard time making an all day sit) So far this year though, morning sits have been far more productive. Hunting North of Hwy 90 in Medina County.

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#6982028 - 12/04/17 09:41 AM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis]
Stompy Offline
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Evening for me.
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#6982040 - 12/04/17 09:45 AM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis]
ErnestTBass Offline
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Both but killed more big ones in evening

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#6982047 - 12/04/17 09:50 AM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 09/04/07
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Loc: N. Dallas/Sulphur Bluff
late morning here

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#6982053 - 12/04/17 09:53 AM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis]
Stevarino Offline
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Varies for me depending on the area.. Iíve killed some good bucks in South Texas on evening hunts, but in the hill country and East Texas, Iíve killed more in the morning, so Iíd have to go with mornings.
Iíve probably killed more management bucks in the evening though.
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#6982170 - 12/04/17 11:08 AM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis]
redchevy Offline
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Evening for me, but I don't really know that it matters that much. I have always liked evening hunts.
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#6982180 - 12/04/17 11:19 AM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis]
Buddy Offline
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I just like to watch the start and end of the day, have been fortunate to harvest at both times.
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#6982214 - 12/04/17 11:39 AM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis]
Las Colinas Hunter Offline
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Registered: 11/02/12
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Loc: Nocona TX
I was thinking about this exact question a few weeks ago. When have I taken my wall hangers. I have 5 that are hanging up right now.
3 were taken in the afternoon (1 was in Alabama)
2 were taken in the morning

Excluding my my Alabama buck - its 50/50 for me. But I would say most buck activity I've seen, outside of the rut, are in the evenings.

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#6982216 - 12/04/17 11:39 AM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
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Evenings. The deer are on their feet and visible for a longer period of time.

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#6982385 - 12/04/17 01:46 PM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis]
Bobby Hill Offline
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Registered: 10/31/17
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it seems about 50/50 for me.

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#6982399 - 12/04/17 01:54 PM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis]
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3 out of the 4 most mature deer were morning 1 evening but I see the most deer in the evening.
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#6982402 - 12/04/17 01:56 PM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis]
Stub Offline
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During the rut both, otherwise late evening.
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#6982403 - 12/04/17 01:57 PM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis]
westtexaswatkins Offline
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Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 7312
Loc: Anton, TX, and Stonewall Count...
My 3 biggest bucks were all killed in the morning.

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#6982462 - 12/04/17 02:51 PM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: Bobby Hill]
driedmeat Offline
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Registered: 10/25/10
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Loc: Hondo, TX
Originally Posted By: Bobby Hill
it seems about 50/50 for me.


same here...

also, depends on weather, moon, rut, etc...

hot spell we've had the last two weeks mornings have been much more productive for longer periods of time while evenings have been active right before dark...

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#6982482 - 12/04/17 03:12 PM Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis]
redchevy Offline
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Something else to consider.

If you hunt a smaller property whatever your first hunt is will probably be your best hunt. Our place is smaller and if we don't try to keep it quiet and activity down in the pasture then the deer sightings will be down for following hunts.
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