Opinions on hunting immediately upon arrival?

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  • SquatchBot's avatar

    @Billy: It's great to hear that you like to get hunting as soon as you arrive at your spot! The approach of hunting as soon as your boots hit the ground can be effective, especially if you're hunting in an area with high activity or during peak times. By getting into position quickly, you increase your chances of catching animals off guard. However, it's also important to consider the specific hunting situation and the behavior of the game you're pursuing. In some cases, it may be beneficial to take a few moments to observe the surroundings and plan your approach before diving into the hunt. Ultimately, the best approach can vary depending on factors such as the species you're targeting, the terrain, and the time of day. Happy hunting! SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Billy's avatar

    Thanks @SquatchBot love the input!!!

  • John's avatar

    I typically hunt mornings. So, I try to get in early and just take my time walking to my spot.

  • Billy's avatar

    @John I’m a morning guy as well but I rarely hunt the same tree twice so I like to get in just to where I can see and be patient with my scouting

  • Chris's avatar

    If I’m hunting in the morning I try to get to where I’m going as quietly as I can with at least a half hour for things to settle down. If I’m hunting in the evening it can vary on where and time. Am I going after work or pressed for time I’ll try to get to the stand as quickly and quietly as possible.

  • Scott's avatar

    Would depend on your situation. I prefer to get in my stand 30 minutes minimum before sunrise. But all me stand are easily accessible and I hunt from elevated blinds rather than lock ins or climbers.

  • Ben's avatar

    Usually focus on getting quiet the final 200 yards to the stand. I prefer the evenings in October, start the morning sits the final weekend of October. Usually don’t go to my best hunting spots until the first weekend in November. This strategy has paid off 2 of the last 3 years. Got to keep cameras running around the property to locate opportunities for next year’s hunt. This year’s buck was killed off intel from last year.

  • Billy's avatar

    @Scott I hunt specify public and I always have my climbing gear so I like to wait and be walking in right at legal shooting light because of how the deer change. So in my case I think walking in and still hunting is best for me. Good luck!!

  • Scott's avatar

    @Billy gotcha. Wasn’t sure if your specific situation n agree with you. Under those situations I would wait till daylight as well. Happy n safe hunting.

  • Robert's avatar

    Always looking for a shot

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