All day sits

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by Richard Cranium, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. brushbuster

    brushbuster Premium Member

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    yeah, close to bedding and food is ideal. A couple years ago I had a buck pushing does in and out of the bedding all day long.
     
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  2. November Sunrise

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    Not overthinking it in the slightest. I've got 40+ stand sites on a bunch of different properties and there's not a single site that is equally good morning and afternoon.

    Using funnels as an example. in early November a funnel is much more productive for buck movement during the first 2/3rd of the day than the final 1/3rd. During the final 1/3rd of the day buck movement is much more localized to food sources where does are concentrated.
     
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  3. Spartan88

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    I never seem to bring enough booze to last an all day sit... :D

    Joking aside, I did an all day yesterday and was sober all day like I am every day. Didn't have any bucks wander but enjoyed myself. I've learned that time in the stand eventually pays off. Doing another all day sit Saturday.
     
  4. Big Skip

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    I would rather sit in my shack and relax all day then tend to 40 different spots! Cripes I hardly have enough time to hunt 1 spot. Not everyone has the same aspirations while hunting.

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  5. time2kyl

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    Games on my phone and this website. Best buck to date I was playing euchre on my phone, looked up and he was 75 yards away turned at 50 yards to go around a blow down, boom. It was 230 opening day of rifle season.
     
  6. Lever4ever

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    I dig a hole with my foot and bury-it. I usually will walk out away from my stand a 100 yards or so, find a leaner-tree, dig and go. Disposable wet wipes are also very helpful.
     
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  7. Martian

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    i have done a couple all dayers, and never will again. On occasion, somebody will tell me the stand they have or the chair they have, I have a very comfy couch, and I cannot sit in it all day lol
     
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    How in the H-E double hockey sticks do you keep up with all that, good lord I'd drive myself nuts deciding which stand to use....that one!!!....not that one, well maybe..no yes ..crickies.:bonk:

    I have four good locations I haunt on state land and have hunter for years, those are enough to drive me battey... :lol::lol:
     
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  9. pgpn123

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    We're going to have to agree to disagree on some of this. I'm not sure where you're getting 2/3 this and 1/3 that. You certainly sound authoritative. (I'm not buying)

    The biggest difference between my morning and evening stands are which direction I look. Same stand, morning they're heading to cover, evening coming back out.

    Funnels are prime places to be on stand all day.

    The season becomes a marathon. My mantra is 'keep going out'. If you're there when he goes by, that's all you remember.
     
  10. November Sunrise

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    A stand set up where deer move to cover in the morning and back to food in the evening is not a funnel. That's simply hunting lines of movement.

    A funnel stand is where movement is restricted between bedding areas by some terrain feature(s) and that capitalizes on the mid morning to mid afternoon buck cruising that occurs after most antlerless deer are bedded for the day. The amount of distance a buck covers during that cruising time is much greater during the early and mid portions of the day than at the end of the day, as at the end of the day there's a much greater orientation to food sources.
     
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    Funnels are prolly hardest thing in woods to find. Easy in fenceline farm country
     
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  12. pgpn123

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    I didn't say a morning/evening stand is in a funnel. But it could be. Morning/evening stands are often one and the same. imo

    Time on stand in November gets rewarded. Mid day is time well spent being on stand. I'm not saying it's easy.
     
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  13. Dish7

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    Wow, 40+ stands and not one "tweener" that works for both? Sounds like confirmation bias. :D
     
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    Did you notice how many kids that dude's got?
     
  15. fishx65

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    I don't do all day sits cuz they seem to take all day:)
     
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