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Morning or Evening #6981972
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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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Evening for me.


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Both but killed more big ones in evening

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late morning here

Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis] #6982053
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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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Evening for me, but I don't really know that it matters that much. I have always liked evening hunts.


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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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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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Evenings. The deer are on their feet and visible for a longer period of time.

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it seems about 50/50 for me.

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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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During the rut both, otherwise late evening.


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My 3 biggest bucks were all killed in the morning.

Re: Morning or Evening [Re: Bobby Hill] #6982462
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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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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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More deer overall in evening hunts, more mature deer on morning hunts. As far as actually killed, couldnít tell you.


Re: Morning or Evening [Re: D'hanis] #6982579
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Just thinking about my best 6-8 bucks, it's nearly 50-50. However, three of my last four, which happen to be my best three, were all taken in the morning. I also took a late season 5.5 cull two years ago in the morning. Same place in Mills county for nearly 40 years.

I see an equal number of deer morning to evening, on average.




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I couldn't tell you either. My intuition is that mornings are better for truly big deer. It hasn't ever stopped me from hunting evenings though. smile


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My best buck was killed at 2 p.m., second best at 10a.m. We see far more deer at our place in the evening.

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Originally Posted By: redchevy
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.


Good point, I try and be as quiet as possible but being on only 200 acres, makes in hard to really "sneak" in

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In over 35+ years of hunting South Texas I will say early mornings, especially colder during the rut though we killed plenty of nice ones in late afternoon hunts too. Something about the wildlife piling onto a corned sendero at 6:45 AM.

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Hands down for me - Evening.


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Evening for me.

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Evenings by far for me


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Mornings for sure everything I have on wall is morning evening they come in too late almost shot couple times but could not see good.out now think odds are in my favor looking what everybody else is saying. Confidence High!!


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