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How long before sun up? #5935678 09/19/15 02:39 AM
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How long on the day of your hunt do you make your way out to your blind before sun up?

Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308] #5935686 09/19/15 02:44 AM
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Typically about an hour for me.

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20 minutes before the feeder throws in west texas and probably an hour or more in the east.



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Originally Posted By: dlrz71
Typically about an hour for me.

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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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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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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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Solid 2 hours


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I usually get there about 30 minutes before feeder goes off.


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I try to be sitting quietly in the stand 30 minutes before legal shooting time.

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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
I usually get there about 30 minutes before feeder goes off.


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Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308] #5936599 09/20/15 12:16 AM
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Depends on how many beers I have the night before.

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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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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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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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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
I usually get there about 30 minutes before feeder goes off.


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30 minutes before shooting light.


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Mine depends on the guy that has a blind I have to drive by to get to my area. I plan to go through his area before he gets there and leave after or with him.


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I prefer to be there an hour or hour 15 before LST. Also depends on which blind I'm hunting and the area I'm going through to get to that blind.

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I'm in blind 1 hr before sun rises.

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30 min or so.


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Originally Posted By: dlrz71
Typically about an hour for me.


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Re: How long before sun up? [Re: StephensCnty308] #5939055 09/21/15 05:15 PM
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Anywhere between an hour before and 10 minutes after sunup. Depends on how hard it was to get out of bed, and how many bathroom stops I had to make on the drive to the farm.


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Anybody try to mountain bike to your blind? We have a good 2 mile walk before sunrise, but don't want to scare teh deer off in the process

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Depending on the location, it might be 30 minutes or it might be 2-3 hours. The place I used to hunt in Arkansas was loaded with deer who were very calm and not too scared of being around people. As long as I was in the stand within 30 minutes of sunrise I was fine.

My lease here in Montgomery county is quite different. The deer are VERY skiddish and I need to be in my stand 2-3 hours before the usual activities occur to give the area a chance to settle back down.


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