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My dad says that he doesn't bowhunt in the morning in fear for spooking deer already in the field. I told him that we spook deer

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  • My dad says that he doesn't bowhunt in the morning in fear for spooking deer already in the field. I told him that we spook deer

    My dad says that he doesn't bowhunt in the morning in fear for spooking deer already in the field. I told him that we spook deer in the evening anyway,so we can go in the morning. Which one of us is correct?

  • #2
    call it a draw, the best time to hunt is when ever you can, the more time spent in the field the more oppourtunities you will have.persistence kills more deer than any thing else

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    • #3
      It is a unfortunate part of the hunt when you jump/spook a deer....other opportunities await in the deer woods and most of us have had the misfortune of alerting deer to our presence

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      • #4
        You mean spook deer in the evening as you leave? I'm figuring you have to enter through the field and then go into woods so sounds like your dad is right but so are you if you spook them on way out. You're dad must think that spooking them at night as you walk out is no big deal cause perhaps by the next evening they have forgotten. Or maybe he just likes to sleep in

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        • #5
          I am as cautious as the next guy when it comes to getting to my stand but I still ospook deer in the morning and the evening once in a while. I have also spooked them walking in during the afternoon. In my mind it is just one of those things but it doesn't stop me from hunting.

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          • #6
            I've never killed a deer from my bed or easy chair.....

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            • #7
              As others have said hunt whenever you can. I like to have some deer spook lets me know I am in a good area with deer. Besides, there are other deer which you don't see and don't see you, they'll come around at some time. Unlike the movies deer do not talk to each other it is each deer for him or herself.
              Happy Hunting.
              later,
              charlie

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              • #8
                I have killed just as many deer at 1 pm as I have at 6 am or pm. I think these guys have it right about hunting when you can.

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                • #9
                  I tend to hunt more in the afternoon simply because I want to sleep in. ) But when it comes down to it, I've killed about the same amount of deer in the pm as I have in the am

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                  • #10
                    You won't shoot a deer if you don't put the time in.

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                    • #11
                      Spooking deer happens, just play the wind in your favor and be easy going to and from your stands. The more time spent in the woods will increase your odds in bagging a deer, if you do your home work.

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                      • #12
                        Spooking a deer in the morning is different than spooking a deer in the evening because if you spook a deer when its dark it may not know what you were and come back but that changes in the evening.

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                        • #13
                          late one rainy afternoon I was watching deer in a food plot,as a 4wheeler arrived the deer moved into nearby woods probably fifty yards away.After the guy put out a pile of corn and left the deer returned fifteen minutes later.I also missed a nice buck once that left in a hurry,a buddy was posted out in front of him and took him as he eased along at a slow walk nearly an hour later and only about 200yards from where i jumped him.So deer don't always leave the country after a run in with a hunter.

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                          • #14
                            late one rainy afternoon I was watching deer in a food plot,as a 4wheeler arrived the deer moved into nearby woods probably fifty yards away.After the guy put out a pile of corn and left the deer returned fifteen minutes later.I also missed a nice buck once that left in a hurry,a buddy was posted out in front of him and took him as he eased along at a slow walk nearly an hour later and only about 200yards from where i jumped him.So deer don't always leave the country after a run in with a hunter.

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                            • #15
                              lol... One wonders how much your dad fears startling the deer, and how much he just hates getting up early - getting up before dawn is the hardest part of deer hunting for me personally! lol... I'd rather stay up all night then get up in the morning!

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