Should I hunt the mornings during early bow season?

By Grant Woods,

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This is my first season bow hunting and I read a couple of articles that said morning hunts can push deer out or push them farther into their bedding area. Should I focus on afternoon hunts?

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John 8:12


It depends on the stand locations and deer patterns where you hunt. Will you alert deer while going to your stand during the mornings? Deer will likely be feeding during the mornings and it can be tough to approach a stand without alerting deer. During the afternoons deer are typically in a bedding area and it is easier to approach stands without alerting them.

I rarely hunt mornings during the early season for this reason and because of how the land lays where I hunt. I will make an exception during days when the weather conditions are good and/or I have a stand location I can approach without alerting deer.

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