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Old 09-18-2017, 05:11 PM
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What do you do between hunts? Say you hunt the morning hunt up until 11:30 am or so. Then plan to hunt the evening hunt starting around 3:30 pm. Do you go home, scout, take a nap??? Just wondering what guys do to kill the time in between. Especially if it isn't convenient to go home.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:55 PM
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:11 PM
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I usually have plenty to do around camp , or may scout a new area or put up a new stand , look for arrowheads is my favorite way to spend a few hours , maybe do a little creek fishing !!
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:24 PM
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HOT as it is now, if camp has AC, i be there If not, laying in shade with a big cool drink
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:42 PM
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I go to my hunt club and camp all weekend. There's always plenty to do. If your driving back and forth from home just hunt all day. Or take a break and go to the truck,eat a snack or lunch and go back in. I like hunting mid day in bow season
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:42 PM
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We usually hang around camp, take a nap, or if we have a stand to move , or a different area to check, we'll do it then, when its still warm/hot in the middle of the day I don't try to go back and hunt till the evening, I'm probably missing a few opportunities, but then again the deer would probably see me moving/wiping sweat from my eyes if I tried to hunt during the middle of the day, so its just as well. Some of the best rest I've ever had was a two hour nap in the middle of the day in the peaceful deer woods!
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:46 PM
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Hunt. Not being smart. Been seeing a lot of deer around 2:00 even in this heat
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:06 PM
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I usually take a break, eat and get in a short nap.

I have a 4 acre pond full of fish so I go to the pond and fish sometimes.
I have taken my lunch and gone to a big ladder stand and sat up there and ate, napped and watched for deer.
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If you're bow hunting, you probably hung your stand pretty close to an active trail...you never know when a deer is going to walk down it. I'd stay put if I didn't have plans to go elsewhere or have something to do at the camp. If you feel you need to take a break, then by all means, get down and walk back to camp for lunch and a nap. After a few hunts on that stand, I would scout and relocate if I didn't have any action.
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Check what cameras I can then nap.. i try to stay out of the woods as much as possible till its time to hunt. Scouting should be done after deer season.
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I don't bow hunt, but since you started this thread in the deer hunting forum I'm assuming it applies to gun hunters as well. With as little time as I get to spend in the woods, I go prepared to stay in the stand sunup to sundown...unless I have an emergency or other plans. Deer walk at all hours and I try to stay off the trail as much as possible. Once before dawn on way in, once after dusk on way back out.
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I usually have plenty to do around camp , or may scout a new area or put up a new stand , look for arrowheads is my favorite way to spend a few hours , maybe do a little creek fishing !!
Do you have any pointers on how you find those? I have a creek on my property up in Pickens County and I was wondering if there might be some around it. I have found a few in the swamps I hunt here in Florida but they are usually a result of hogs tearing up the ground or people tilling the earth. I would love to get some when I head back up that way.
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Watch half of the DAWG'S game if it is in the middle of the dayon Saturday!
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Do you have any pointers on how you find those? I have a creek on my property up in Pickens County and I was wondering if there might be some around it. I have found a few in the swamps I hunt here in Florida but they are usually a result of hogs tearing up the ground or people tilling the earth. I would love to get some when I head back up that way.
I've found a few in creeks that are about dry , nut mostly in roads that have washed or I look for any high ground near a creek or river that the ground has been disturbed by man mostly , and just walk and look , good way to scout for deer at the same time !
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Fortunately my lease is only 10 minutes from home, and I have some ponds on the lease. Right now we have zero pictures midday. We either go home or bass fish.
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I've found a few in creeks that are about dry , nut mostly in roads that have washed or I look for any high ground near a creek or river that the ground has been disturbed by man mostly , and just walk and look , good way to scout for deer at the same time !
Awesome, thank you for the pointers. I am hoping to find some this season
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