In the Wild with Greg Wagner

Final Deer Hunting Tip; #5 Stay Longer/Go Earlier by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
November 12, 2009, 5:32 pm
Filed under: Deer, Hunting | Tags: , ,

There aren’t very many deer hunters who possess the willpower, stamina or patience to sit in a tree stand, ground blind or on a ridge top all day long from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset to bag a deer. The older I get, the tougher it is to do that. But, let me tell you that it pays big dividends to stay in the field as long as humanly possible. Here’s proof.


Over the years, I have shot many nice, quality deer in late morning – around 11 a.m. during “the rut” of various firearm seasons. Surprised? Don’t be. Other hunters who are moving out of their stands in mid morning can actually push deer toward you. Also, larger bucks are still in the process of rounding up solitary does at that point. Conversely, I would tell you to be in your stand at about 2 p.m. so you’ll be ready when another hunter jumps deer heading to his or her stand at about 3 or 4 p.m.

 If you’re a deer hunter, do something unorthodox but safely in the woods. It may produce some amazing results! Good deer hunting, be safe! See you out there!


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You’re a better man than me. I have some patience but not all day patience.

Comment by Jean Paul Lemay

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