re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand? (Posted on 11/21/12 at 5:39 pm to ForeverLSU02)
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.
re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand? (Posted on 11/21/12 at 6:16 pm to ForeverLSU02)
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.
beenHADdat LSU Fan Port Allen, LA Member since Sep 2011 318 posts
re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand? (Posted on 11/22/12 at 8:11 am to ForeverLSU02)
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
re: How long before daylight do you try to be settled in your stand? (Posted on 11/22/12 at 8:26 am to ForeverLSU02)
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.