Afternoon timing

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  1. J5KID

    J5KID Senior Refuge Member

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    What time do you guys like to be set up for your afternoon hunts?

    I hear of guys that live and die by the afternoon hunt. I’ve tried it 4 or 5 times and there’s been no livin so far, just dyin... as in I see no ducks! Lol
     
  2. CADUCKWHACKER

    CADUCKWHACKER Senior Refuge Member

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    I usually try for about 1400 hrs
     
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  3. bojingles

    bojingles Elite Refuge Member

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    No clock burning for me. Looose clicks sink ships

    12-2. Battleship destroyed
     
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    7pntail Senior Refuge Member

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    Weather dependent.
     
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  5. pumpgunner

    pumpgunner Elite Refuge Member

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    Depends on many factors.

    I like being out before everyone else rolls out. There's a little window I feel of birds that have been kicked out of places by guys heading back out to their blinds/spots
     
  6. Calikev

    Calikev Elite Refuge Member

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    Earlier the better. Maximize time in the field and leave the window open longer for good things to happen.
     
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    Refugeguy Elite Refuge Member

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  8. Tommyo

    Tommyo Elite Refuge Member

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    Several different ways to slice it - depending on conditions and calendar as has been mentioned. 10 to 2 shoot, all-day-shooter [bring the sandwich], 11 to 3 shoot, bail at the last hour of shoot, 3pm thaw shoot.
     
  9. mudhen

    mudhen Elite Refuge Member

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    Just depends...
     
  10. bang you'r dead

    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator Flyway Manager

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    When heavily pressured, I find the birds want to feed in the late evening or at night by moonlight, so some of my best shoots have been right around sunset, and in Manitoba, some of the best ones are at sunset plus 25' (still legal up here). That last 5-10 minutes can be phenomenal. My best evening shoot this year was at about an hour prior to sunset. Had 8-10 larger flocks come in along with some singles and doubles. Took less than 1/2 hour to get a nice limit of greenheads. Best advice is to watch and figure out their patterns.
     

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