Why were you hunting during the morning during the late season?

By Grant Woods,

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I noticed on the Jan 2nd, 2016 episode of Growing Deer that Adam and someone (whom I cannot think of at the moment) went on a morning hunt. What things are you looking for to determine where to hunt in the morning?

To give you some background, I am a new hunter (This year was only my second full season), but I got a little bit of a later start than some (I’m in my 20’s and didn’t pick up hunting until after college). I live in southern Illinois and have been trying to figure out a piece of public land.



We try to hunt when the weather and habitat conditions are in our favor.  This often has to do with wind direction, current preferred food sources, the lay of the land where we are hunting, etc.  It’s often difficult to approach stands during the morning without alerting deer as they are often active when hunters are traveling to stand/blinds.

During the hunt you watched we believed deer were feeding in a food plot several hundred yards away and the wind direction allowed Adam to get into a stand between the feeding and bedding area without alerting deer.

The conditions during each hunt and location vary and should be considered when determining when and where to hunt!

Enjoy creation,


January 21, 2016