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    Sika in the morning

    Been reading the frosty morning thread. Lots of advice about hunting between 9am and 11 on the sunny faces. Off for my first sika hunt this week. D'ya reckon this applies to sika. Any other advice on the cunning ones would a big help. Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyR View Post
    Been reading the frosty morning thread. Lots of advice about hunting between 9am and 11 on the sunny faces. Off for my first sika hunt this week. D'ya reckon this applies to sika. Any other advice on the cunning ones would a big help. Tony
    Yeah bro, just like any warm blooded animal on a cold morning, they like the sun. I'm not very experienced but in a place like where we are going there is lots of elevation to play with, so go up and find at what height the fresh sign is and sidle around. Get on the north faces that catch the sun.
    Yeah nah bro

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    On those clear frosty mornings one has to be above the deer at break of day as the sun warming the tops will draw your scent upwards. To a deer a warm sunny spot may only be a shaft of sunlight through the canopy. I would be wary of anyone telling me that they see deer at certain times of the day as that maybe the only time of day that they hunt. I could tell you that I see more deer in the two hours after daylight and the last hour of the day...because those are the times of the day I have found most productive. I notice older hunters arrive outside my place two hours before daylight and younger hunters arrive at daybreak...what does that tell you?
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Think it tells me the old early bird and worm story. So if I get up early and up the hill, I've got all day to cruise round and check out what's happening

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    Old people take longer to get to the good spot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Old people take longer to get to the good spot?
    Are we still talking about hunting?
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    That's a good call spook on being up the hill early - I'm going to put that one into practice

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    Yeah nah bro

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    TonyR, a mate got a 8 point sika last weekend where your going. It was beded down in the afternoon. The only thing that gave away its location was the twitch of its ear as there was no wind at the time. Other hinds were seen in warm basins.
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    Yeah, been looking at thosee basins on the map and wondering.... Thanks for that Rusky, very encouraging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Old people take longer to get to the good spot?
    Old people could whup your cheeky young arse Toby. Don't you like breathing?
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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