How worth it is it to get up at 5 in the friggin morning? When in the day have you nailed your moose? Explain.
Last year, we saw a LOT moving around between 8:00am to noon. We tracked one for about one hour at 3:00pm and lost him because we swamped a four wheeler. The next day we got one at 2:00pm.
Also the year before, we barely missed one crossing the swamp at about noon. We would've got him but it would have been a totally unsafe shot to make (past the boat driver's head).
So who swears by getting up freakishly early? I seem to see a lot of people have success later on in the day, as well as my personal experience.