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from jason gouvin on 10.28.09
If I could correctly answer that question I would not have frozen my ass off on numerous occasions without seeing a thing. The only thing I learned to do smarter was to dress like a bagman to stay warm and last in the stand. Perhaps cold is not an issue where you live. Where I am from, the severe cold often dictates how long you last. Sometimes the best part of the hunt is the warm cup of coffee in your hands.
You are not in the stand enough. I assume if you are in the stand for 2 hours in the am you are getting down around 9am. then getting in the stand aroud 4:30 or 5:00pm. Stay in stand till 11am then get in at 3:00 or 3:30, or stay in the stand all day. If I'm not in the stand all day I'm there for at least 3-4 hours at a time. I've gotten down at 11am and seen deer on the walk out lots of times. Deer don't just move right at dusk and right at dark. In fact, I believe that if they are moving in the middle of the night they are more likely to move in the middle of the day than early or late.
my patience is running out 2 hrs every morn 2 hrs every night and supposovly there are 28 deer per sq.mile in the zone i hunt....
Is there good trails, any sign of deer in the area? If not try moving to a different spot. If there is sign give it time. Patience is the key!
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