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ForeverLSU02
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Albany
Member since Jun 2007
34012 posts

How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?

I try to get there at least 45 min before daylight but I know people who claim to get there 2 hours before daylight.


BarDTiger81
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
About same as you.


faxis
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La.
Member since Oct 2007
7773 posts

re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
I shot a deer last week from the camp at 2PM.

Normally I'm on the stand about thirty minutes before daylight. But for the rest of the season...

Not fricking likely.


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prostyleoffensetime
USA Fan
Mississippi
Member since Aug 2009
6976 posts

re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
Like 10 minutes. Actually sometimes, I don't have a problem being able to see when I walk to the stand if I'm going to be slipping through a spot where there's some openings. Then sometimes i'll try to be early.

eta: Just depends on the situation/area.
This post was edited on 11/21 at 5:41 pm


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FelicianaTigerfan
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
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re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
I try for 30 min. I have a stand where I'm getting pics of a decent buck an hour before daylight and he leaves right at first shooting light. Been contemplating getting there an hour early but with the rut coming it doesn't matter.


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REB BEER
South of I-20
Member since Dec 2010
6052 posts

re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
I don't usually get to my stand until right at day break.


AlmaDawg
Georgia Fan
Slow Hell
Member since Sep 2012
2959 posts

re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
Anywhere from 30 minutes before until first light. Most of the time 20 minute sit before I can see more than a few yards. I like to see the woods wake up.


Langston
LSU Fan
Cenla
Member since Nov 2010
6413 posts

re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
Im in the tree 30 min before and I never use a light. Just how I was taught.


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okietiger
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Member since Oct 2005
29457 posts

re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
Hour before here


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Boats n Hose
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Apr 2011
37142 posts

re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
I want to be sitting in there ready to go with 20-30 minutes before shooting light ideally.


BUCKMSTR7399
Auburn Fan
Free 21
Member since Jul 2009
2338 posts

re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
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I want to be sitting in there ready to go with 20-30 minutes before shooting light ideally.


This. 2 hrs? Damn. Just camp in the tree and set an alarm for shooting light.


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beenHADdat
LSU Fan
Port Allen, LA
Member since Sep 2011
326 posts

re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
its best to wait til theres light when u go to your stand. if a deer is feeding at your stand early in the morning and u go in the dark, yer gonna spook it and never get a chance to see it. if u wait til theres a little light, yer givin yourself a chance at gettin a shot on the deer. wait til theres just barely enough light to see and quietly slip through the woods with yer head on a swivel... the hunt doesnt start when u get on yer stand, it starts when u get out yer truck


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DownSouthTiger
LSU Fan
downsouth
Member since Jan 2005
2222 posts

re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
Depends, on most moon phases getting a ladder stand because it's quiet 15 minutes or a little more.
Most moon phases in a climber probably 45 minutes because it makes a little more noise.
If its a full moon morning te deer are usually moving a lot right before and at daylight but not much after I will be there about 45 minutes.
Last weekend I shot a limit of wood ducks before I got to the stand. The ducks took 10 minutes so I was in stand by 630 and saw 7 deer throughout morning and killed a bobcat.
I plan on hitting te ducks again tomorrow before the deer, we have wood ducks by the thousands right now.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
43186 posts

re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
30 minutes or something

Pretty much just whenever I get there. I don't have a set time or anything. Sometimes I wait till after daylight.


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Tiger 79
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The Original Tiger 79
Member since Nov 2007
32628 posts

re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand?
I was in the stand this morning @ 5:05am.

didn't see anything for whoever's keeping score


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