Whitetail deer are most active during dawn and dusk. In the evening, they usually come out about one or two hours before the sun goes down. However, the exact time can change depending on factors like the time of year, weather, hunting pressure, and food sources.
During the fall, especially just before the rut, deer might be more active earlier in the evening. In the winter, they could be more active during the day to find food.
Weather can affect deer activity too. On mild or cloudy days, deer might move around more during the day. On hot or extreme weather days, they might be more active at night.
Hunting pressure can make deer change their habits, becoming more active at night to avoid hunters. In areas with a lot of hunting, deer might come out later in the evening or be active all night.
Remember, these are general tips, and deer behavior can be different in different areas. To learn more about deer in your area, spend time watching them and learn their patterns. Setting up trail cameras can also help you see when deer are most active.