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Old 08-07-2022, 05:41 AM   #1
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Man it rarely happens, But my alarm went off at 4:45 AM to go fishing today, and i kind of want to just go back to sleep. Does this ever happen to yall or just for work????
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Old 08-07-2022, 05:47 AM   #2
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You can work any day. ..... But it is hot
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Old 08-07-2022, 05:50 AM   #3
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O heck yeah, I'm about to be fishing. I just thought it was odd that I really didn't want to get out of bed to go.
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Old 08-07-2022, 06:19 AM   #4
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It has happened a few times over the years. Normally there are other considerations that I know my day will probably not be successful.
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:07 AM   #5
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Every chance I get.

I’m not what you would call a morning person.

But I married a hunter, so she usually doesn’t let me get away with it….I still try
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:26 AM   #6
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I rarely hunt in the mornings anymore except for opening day or the 2-3 ducks hunts I go on every year. My love for sleep is stronger than my hate for the critters.


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Old 08-07-2022, 07:48 AM   #7
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I make myself get up anyway and usually I’m glad I did once I’m on the stand and watch the darkness slowly disappear and birds start to chirp. There’s something special about listening to the world wake up from the view of a bow stand.
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:15 AM   #8
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I make myself get up anyway and usually Iím glad I did once Iím on the stand and watch the darkness slowly disappear and birds start to chirp. Thereís something special about listening to the world wake up from the view of a bow stand.
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:23 AM   #9
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The older I get, the easier I find an excuse to sleep in. Fish and deer still feed and move in the evenings.


But this heat does make it hard. Cause I can't get out in it in the afternoons. And I've gotta get up at 4:05 AM ever weekeday. So, it's kinda nice to just get a few more winks in.
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:27 AM   #10
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The mornings are my alone time in the stand since my wife and daughter are usually hunting the afternoons with me so I rarely sleep in. If I do it’s because we have been hunting several days straight and I just need a break and usually means I am tagged out already.
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:36 AM   #11
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Heck no! Gotta get out there every chance I get!
Might be my last one. Plenty of time to sleep when I'm dead
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:46 AM   #12
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Heck no! Gotta get out there every chance I get!
Might be my last one. Plenty of time to sleep when I'm dead
I actually tell my son this. I tell him, " I dont know about everyone else, but Im dying. I aint gunna live forever"
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:50 AM   #13
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Heck no! Gotta get out there every chance I get!
Might be my last one. Plenty of time to sleep when I'm dead
This. I'm still mad at um!
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:08 AM   #14
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The colder it is the more I sleep or stay in. I still get up and BS with everyone and drink coffee. When they leave to go hunt I go back to bed or sit and watch the feeder 75 yards behind the coffee table.
Our place has a bunch of deer come to it in the evenings to eat. In the mornings most of them have headed back to their bedding areas before day light.
Besides all that. I was told a long time ago. The big bucks are gone before the first birds chirp.
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:12 AM   #15
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Had this issue last year for the first time. I guess I am growing up/getting old.
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:21 AM   #16
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I usually sleep in because I hunted all night

Yep it happens to the best of us. Like someone else mentioned sometimes the conditions will play into my decision. Like if itís windy
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:22 AM   #17
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I make myself get up anyway and usually Iím glad I did once Iím on the stand and watch the darkness slowly disappear and birds start to chirp. Thereís something special about listening to the world wake up from the view of a bow stand.

Amen! Nothing quite like a gorgeous sunrise listening to the world come alive.


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Old 08-07-2022, 09:29 AM   #18
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If I'm going by myself, yea, I find it easier to just say I'll go later. When I am going with someone, its easier to get up.
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:50 AM   #19
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Hell yeah. Screw getting up in the morning. I don't ever miss work. By the time Friday rolls around I'm a tired son of a gun. Matter of fact I'm about to take me a nap until 5:00 this afternoon. Huntin ain't that important. I ain't getting paid good enough to do it.
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:54 AM   #20
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I figure if I can get up in the morning to go do something I don't care for, I can dang sure get up to go do what I love.

Watching the world wake up is one of my favorite things.

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Old 08-07-2022, 10:16 AM   #21
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Where I hunt it can get difficult sometimes. After a couple or more months of sitting every weekend morning and some weekdays it can get very difficult to wake up early for another morning of what statistically is gonna be a bust. Basically when work days becomes your sleeping in lol.


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Old 08-07-2022, 10:20 AM   #22
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Heck no! Gotta get out there every chance I get!
Might be my last one. Plenty of time to sleep when I'm dead
Amen! If itís a clear morning I love to see Godís blessing of his sun rise- and his sun set
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:22 AM   #23
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I rarely hunt in the mornings anymore except for opening day or the 2-3 ducks hunts I go on every year. My love for sleep is stronger than my hate for the critters.


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I used to drive and pull my boat to the lake in the dark many a day when I was younger and enjoyed fishing more than I do today. I still get excited enough about deer hunting to get up @ 4 a.m. to head out. I`m just not as mad at them as I was when I was younger.
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:22 AM   #24
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If I'm in a long stretch of hunting down south I'll usually take a morning or evening off just to relax and recoup. Sitting for 6 to 8 days straight can get monotonous.
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:26 AM   #25
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I make myself get up anyway and usually Iím glad I did once Iím on the stand and watch the darkness slowly disappear and birds start to chirp. Thereís something special about listening to the world wake up from the view of a bow stand.

this, unless there's heavy rain.
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:28 AM   #26
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I love it once I’m out there, but some windy/ rainy mornings can be a struggle.
I had to pull cameras at one point as I was not getting anything on food pots in the morning. Really made it too easy to not go
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:35 AM   #27
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If I'm in a long stretch of hunting down south I'll usually take a morning or evening off just to relax and recoup. Sitting for 6 to 8 days straight can get monotonous.
Sitting still for long hours day after day is a practiced superpower most people can't even begin to know about. I think that superpower alone could save you in an apocalyptic situation. Everyone else be running around like crazy burning energy and fighting. Lol
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:51 AM   #28
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I find myself sleeping in more now that I’m older. If I sleep in and skip a morning hunt, I just get in the blind earlier that evening.
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Old 08-07-2022, 11:28 AM   #29
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I sleep in if I have a reason. Meaning if I get to the ranch late, or have been hunting for a week straight, then I’ll sleep in.
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Old 08-07-2022, 11:31 AM   #30
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Yes, many times, I have intended to get up early and go hunting. Then decided, nope, I am going to sleep longer. For most of my life, I had to get up early and get to work, then came home tired. Then the days I took off of work and went hunting. My mind, tells me, I don't have to get up early, I can sleep in, and finally get some rest. I often will do so. This will happen more often when I am hunting an area, where I know the chances of seeing something I want to shoot are low.

In places where I have never hunted, or know there is a decent chance that something I want to shoot, will be in the area, I am planning to hunt. Then I will usually get up much earlier. Also, I have found, when I either sleep in my truck or a tent, near where I am going to hunt. I am much more likely to get up, when I planned to.

There have been very few times I have ever planned to get up early to go fishing, and fewer times, I actually got up early to go fishing. I have done so. About the only time I will be on the water, when the sun is coming up, is when I am sleeping right next to the water, where I am going to be fishing. If I have to drive two hours to a boat dock, then launch the boat and run the boat for an hour or longer to get where I want to fish. You won't find me on the water as the sun comes up. I like fishing or used to like it a lot, but I found a long time ago. That if you don't fish given areas often, and learn why the fish move from one area to another and why they are in different depth water at different times. Your chances of catching fish are low. When I know my chances of catching fish are low, I am not going to put much effort into the whole deal. I am just going to relax as much as possible and go through the motions of fishing. If I catch fish, while doing so, I will be happier.

When I was younger, we had a boat in the family, I was not married, lived right next to the water on the coast. I could fish a lot more often, I knew where to go, at different times. Now, I am lucky to fish once a year. I keep finding, that only going once a year, I have no idea where to find fish. I used to get irritated, only going once a year and not catching much. But I have have to keep reminding myself, what reality is, and to look at things differently. If I get all gung ho and get serious about going fishing. Then my wife, has her long list of non fishing stuff she wants to put in the truck, prepare food or whatever that eats up quite a bit of time. Then my daughter is worse than me about getting up early. Getting her up, before 11:00 AM, when she did not have to be in school. Was going to be an unpleasant first half of the day, with three irritated people and a lot of yelling. Now she is out on her own, I could start thinking of going back to getting up much earlier to go fish. Which I have tried a few times. But every time, my wife, has to pack up the truck like we are going on a month long trip. I have to step back calm down and just classify the trip as a trip to the coast. Don't get in any hurry, don't plan on catching any fish. We are going to go to the coast and be on or near the water, then I will have fishing tackle with me.

Back when we did a lot of fishing when we were younger, long before I ever got married or ever thought of doing something along those lines. We would at times hit the water around sun up, and fish most of the day. Most of the fishing we did, was mid day, later afternoon, or at night. At one point, we would hit the water in the boat, every afternoon, after we got off work. Then we had a loop we would make, and would catch a decent number of good sized fish, then back to the dock and home. Then at other times, we fished multiple piers at night. Those where the times where we really caught a lot of fish. There was a pier we used to fish at night, where we would catch around 100 trout a night. We would usually come home with around 12 trout. Back then the minimum was 14", we would only keep 16" and longer, most of the time, 18" and longer. If we were not catching many over 18" we would start keeping a few 16" trout. I don't think we ever brought home more than 15 trout, between the two of us. I had a lure, that had been hit so many times, it had two grooves down the top of lure, from the trout's two fangs.

I wished we would have had something like a Go Pro back in those days. It was a blast, that one lure we would have upwards of 7 trout at a time chasing it. Often the ones in the rear would jump over the others to get it. We had some crazy hits on that lure. We always loved it when some large trout would be hanging out deep, and we did not know it was down there, then as we drug the lure over it. It would shoot up like a rocket and hit the lure. Sending the lure flying and the trout would launch out of the water. Most of the time they would be near the surface chasing it.

Then we fished Bob Hall and Horace Caldwell piers at night for large reds and shark. We were mainly after shark.
That was what we did, when I lived on the coast, so getting up at 4:00 AM only happened a few times in my life. One summer I went to a fishing camp, over near the bluff area, for a week. There we had to get up at something like 4:30 AM, every morning. We did not catch much, on those trips. We hit the boat hole multiple mornings. and around CCNAS. We caught a lot more fish, back at the house during the middle of the day, which was on one of he canals just over on the other side of the intercoastal. We would catch a lot of rat reds right behind the house, ever day. The guys who took us out fishing, were supposed to be locals who knew where the fish were, they took us out in their boats. There were a couple mornings on at least one boat, they would get into some fish. But every time we went out, the boat I was on, we did not catch much. Some time after we would get back to the house, every day, I would go down to the canal and start catching rat reds. I caught a whole lot more fish there, than on those early morning trips out on the water. Not sure if the guys that took us out, did not want to take us to their favorite spots, afraid we might tell our father's where we went and go back or what the deal was. We hardly caught anything, in five days of hitting the water before the sun came up. This was back probably 1983.
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Old 08-07-2022, 12:39 PM   #31
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Sometimes I do sleep in but a majority of the time I wake up before an alarm so I figure while I’m up I might as well hunt. Do love the mornings and seeing the woods come to life. Plus more daylight in case of tracking.
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Old 08-07-2022, 12:45 PM   #32
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Yes, many times, I have intended to get up early and go hunting. Then decided, nope, I am going to sleep longer. For most of my life, I had to get up early and get to work, then came home tired. Then the days I took off of work and went hunting. My mind, tells me, I don't have to get up early, I can sleep in, and finally get some rest. I often will do so. This will happen more often when I am hunting an area, where I know the chances of seeing something I want to shoot are low.

In places where I have never hunted, or know there is a decent chance that something I want to shoot, will be in the area, I am planning to hunt. Then I will usually get up much earlier. Also, I have found, when I either sleep in my truck or a tent, near where I am going to hunt. I am much more likely to get up, when I planned to.

There have been very few times I have ever planned to get up early to go fishing, and fewer times, I actually got up early to go fishing. I have done so. About the only time I will be on the water, when the sun is coming up, is when I am sleeping right next to the water, where I am going to be fishing. If I have to drive two hours to a boat dock, then launch the boat and run the boat for an hour or longer to get where I want to fish. You won't find me on the water as the sun comes up. I like fishing or used to like it a lot, but I found a long time ago. That if you don't fish given areas often, and learn why the fish move from one area to another and why they are in different depth water at different times. Your chances of catching fish are low. When I know my chances of catching fish are low, I am not going to put much effort into the whole deal. I am just going to relax as much as possible and go through the motions of fishing. If I catch fish, while doing so, I will be happier.

When I was younger, we had a boat in the family, I was not married, lived right next to the water on the coast. I could fish a lot more often, I knew where to go, at different times. Now, I am lucky to fish once a year. I keep finding, that only going once a year, I have no idea where to find fish. I used to get irritated, only going once a year and not catching much. But I have have to keep reminding myself, what reality is, and to look at things differently. If I get all gung ho and get serious about going fishing. Then my wife, has her long list of non fishing stuff she wants to put in the truck, prepare food or whatever that eats up quite a bit of time. Then my daughter is worse than me about getting up early. Getting her up, before 11:00 AM, when she did not have to be in school. Was going to be an unpleasant first half of the day, with three irritated people and a lot of yelling. Now she is out on her own, I could start thinking of going back to getting up much earlier to go fish. Which I have tried a few times. But every time, my wife, has to pack up the truck like we are going on a month long trip. I have to step back calm down and just classify the trip as a trip to the coast. Don't get in any hurry, don't plan on catching any fish. We are going to go to the coast and be on or near the water, then I will have fishing tackle with me.

Back when we did a lot of fishing when we were younger, long before I ever got married or ever thought of doing something along those lines. We would at times hit the water around sun up, and fish most of the day. Most of the fishing we did, was mid day, later afternoon, or at night. At one point, we would hit the water in the boat, every afternoon, after we got off work. Then we had a loop we would make, and would catch a decent number of good sized fish, then back to the dock and home. Then at other times, we fished multiple piers at night. Those where the times where we really caught a lot of fish. There was a pier we used to fish at night, where we would catch around 100 trout a night. We would usually come home with around 12 trout. Back then the minimum was 14", we would only keep 16" and longer, most of the time, 18" and longer. If we were not catching many over 18" we would start keeping a few 16" trout. I don't think we ever brought home more than 15 trout, between the two of us. I had a lure, that had been hit so many times, it had two grooves down the top of lure, from the trout's two fangs.

I wished we would have had something like a Go Pro back in those days. It was a blast, that one lure we would have upwards of 7 trout at a time chasing it. Often the ones in the rear would jump over the others to get it. We had some crazy hits on that lure. We always loved it when some large trout would be hanging out deep, and we did not know it was down there, then as we drug the lure over it. It would shoot up like a rocket and hit the lure. Sending the lure flying and the trout would launch out of the water. Most of the time they would be near the surface chasing it.

Then we fished Bob Hall and Horace Caldwell piers at night for large reds and shark. We were mainly after shark.
That was what we did, when I lived on the coast, so getting up at 4:00 AM only happened a few times in my life. One summer I went to a fishing camp, over near the bluff area, for a week. There we had to get up at something like 4:30 AM, every morning. We did not catch much, on those trips. We hit the boat hole multiple mornings. and around CCNAS. We caught a lot more fish, back at the house during the middle of the day, which was on one of he canals just over on the other side of the intercoastal. We would catch a lot of rat reds right behind the house, ever day. The guys who took us out fishing, were supposed to be locals who knew where the fish were, they took us out in their boats. There were a couple mornings on at least one boat, they would get into some fish. But every time we went out, the boat I was on, we did not catch much. Some time after we would get back to the house, every day, I would go down to the canal and start catching rat reds. I caught a whole lot more fish there, than on those early morning trips out on the water. Not sure if the guys that took us out, did not want to take us to their favorite spots, afraid we might tell our father's where we went and go back or what the deal was. We hardly caught anything, in five days of hitting the water before the sun came up. This was back probably 1983.

Is it possible for you to make a post without writing a dissertation?

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Old 08-07-2022, 12:55 PM   #33
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Old 08-07-2022, 01:12 PM   #34
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Usually just the day after I kill something. I’m retired so I can pick my days now.
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Old 08-07-2022, 01:16 PM   #35
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Old 08-07-2022, 01:20 PM   #36
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I've been thinking along the same lines as you.


I did see a one sentence reply from him yesterday. Might have been a first.
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Old 08-07-2022, 01:24 PM   #37
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I've been thinking along the same lines as you.


I did see a one sentence reply from him yesterday. Might have been a first.
Didn't have his glasses

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Old 08-07-2022, 01:46 PM   #38
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I make myself get up anyway and usually Iím glad I did once Iím on the stand and watch the darkness slowly disappear and birds start to chirp. Thereís something special about listening to the world wake up from the view of a bow stand.

Same. In my younger years I ruined several hunting and fishing trips by over serving myself the night before and sleeping in or feeling horrible if I did get up. Now I know better and you just never know how many more of those mornings youíll have in the woods, watching the sun come up and hearing the world wake up around you. I plan to take advantage of the ones I have left.


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Old 08-07-2022, 01:52 PM   #39
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Old 08-07-2022, 01:58 PM   #40
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I’m gonna be awake either way. No point spending that time before sunrise laying in bed.

Hell I sit on my butt behind a computer at least 10 hours a day M-F. Before sunup to after sundown on a weekend is easy.
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Old 08-07-2022, 02:12 PM   #41
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I enjoy seeing a sunrise from the blind, but I’ll pick a afternoon hunt all day over morning. I’ve just always seemed to have more luck then.
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Old 08-07-2022, 02:14 PM   #42
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I make myself get up anyway and usually Iím glad I did once Iím on the stand and watch the darkness slowly disappear and birds start to chirp. Thereís something special about listening to the world wake up from the view of a bow stand.
This! Ave stayed up till 330 just to get up at 530-600 and do it again. I truly enjoy being out in the brush.
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Old 08-07-2022, 02:23 PM   #43
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Never. Weather is the only reason I didnít go when I could.
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Old 08-07-2022, 02:31 PM   #44
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A couple of questions first:

1) Will there be an afternoon hunt as well?

2) Exactly how cold will it be outside?

3) iUs the person who sleeps in required to make breakfast for everybody who went out that morning?

4) if the answer to #3 is yes, will there be room in the blind to go back to sleep?
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Old 08-07-2022, 02:48 PM   #45
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Is it possible for you to make a post without writing a dissertation?

Christ almighty man.


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Old 08-07-2022, 06:53 PM   #46
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Im very guilty about sleeping in while at the camp. Not guilty, like others, I do it by choice. I enjoy sleeping later than normal at the lease. I enjoyed the night before sitting around the fire until 3-4. Ill enjoy the morning just the same when I do get out of bed, stoke the fire and pop a cold beer or bloody mary. Its my off time. Ill enjoy it anyway I want.
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Old 08-07-2022, 06:56 PM   #47
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Honestly i dont mind getting up even for work. Its very rare i skip something for sleep. I like to watch the world come alive in the morning. 3:30am is my usually wake up time when im working daylights
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:17 PM   #48
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I love morning hunts, statistically they have been my better hunts when I kill my bigger bucks. But it can be hard for me to get up. If there is an excuse not to go as sleep in, I’ll find it (too hot, full moon, rain, etc etc). But morning hunts are my favorite
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:38 PM   #49
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I did see a one sentence reply from him yesterday. Might have been a first.
Had to be some Russians that hacked his account.
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Old 08-08-2022, 08:06 AM   #50
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I used to poke fun at the guys in camp who would sleep in on some mornings. Now I find myself doing it once a season or so. Typically the decision is either driven by the weather or the previous nights' beverage intake.

One time my little brother came into my room on Christmas morning and asked if I was going hunting with him. It was a small piece of family land not far from the house. I had hunted several mornings in a row with no luck, so I said no, you go. He sat in the stand I had just hunted all week and arrowed a 151" 10pt, the biggest deer ever killed on the place.
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