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Bow-hunting in the Dark?

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  1. richrob

    richrob TS Member

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    I could use a little help/advice on deer hunting. I've gone out a few times this year and where I'm hunting it stays pretty dark till well after shooting time (1/2 hour before sunrise).

    Every morning around sunrise the deer come by to go the creek, I can hear them and make out the shapes but its not enough where I am willing to take a shot. Is there anything I can do? Should I just wait and hope they start sleeping in a little more?

    Thanks, Rich
     
  2. trapshootingfran

    trapshootingfran TS Member

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    Get as close to the creek as you can get, the longer it takes them to get to the creek the better off you are, you might just get a shot. good hunting.
     
  3. Dove Commander

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    Richrob, Move your set up down the trail, preferrably near an opening where you'll get more early daylight. Stay downwind of the trail. Try a late afternoon hunt at the same place, but get there atleast an hour or more early.
     
  4. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    My bow sight has a light that you can activate that makes the sight pin glow. Don't recommend shooting in the dark but the lighted pin allows you to place the pin on a vital area if you can see the deer's silhouette and identify it as a buck.
     
  5. richrob

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    Thanks guys, I am pretty much backed up all the way to the water so for now I'm just gonna hope this weather cools off and try it a few nights this week after work. - Rich
     
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    Figure out the direction the take after going to the creek and set along that trail. It will take them a little while to get there and it should be light enough by then to get a good clean shot.
     
  7. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    Rich,

    "in the dark"...

    "try it a few nights"...

    Hope you're not breaking any law...

    might use different wording...


    Good Hunting!

    milt
     
  8. atashooter

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    Stevie Wonder says he has no problem hunting in the dark...
     
  9. leadhead358

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    If your really quick get a coon hunters hat, flip the light on real quick and shoot.
     
  10. richrob

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    Update

    I finally made it back out today after work, with most of the leaves down much more light is getting through.

    Now that its cooling down the deer are a lot more active. I had a smaller doe licking the ladder on my stand for about 15 minutes today, I held off on it for the larger one rustling around in the brush. Never got a shot off, going back tomorrow.

    - Rich
     
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