full moon

huntall

5 year old buck +
What has been your deer movement experiences during a full moon? Do you go hunt mid day or just get a regular morning hunt then come back for regular evening hunt?

Most of the time during full moon I get a 3 hour hunt in in the morning then come out for break then hunt different stand from about 11 or 12 till dark.

How do y'all hunt full moon?
 

Turkey Creek

5 year old buck +
I pretty much just hunt when I can regardless of moon phase. I have been compiling trail cam pictures along with moon phase and weather data for the last 3 falls, but have not had time to analyze and draw any comclusions.
 

Freeborn

5 year old buck +
For morning sits I arrive very early as the deer seem to get on their feet early. No change for evening sit.
 

Jordan Selsor

5 year old buck +
full moon during to rut with a rifle in my hands I try to hunt mid day for sure.
 
N

non-pro-archer

Guest
If the moon sets after the sun rises I seem to see more deer but if it sets before then not so much, it's still the rut so I'll take any hunt I can get
 

j-bird

Moderator
I don't let the moon phase drive my hunting. I will hunt mornings and evenings in October thru early November. Once I start seeing signs of the rut I will try to hunt all day.

I used to watch the moon phase and solunar tables and so-and-so's magazine peak times and all sorts of things - I found myself running in circles and worrying more about the theories than whatthe deer are actually doing. Now I watch weather patterns (particularly cold fronts), wind direction and speed and the stages of the rut - I then hunt when I feel deer will be moving (this maximizes my chances for success while minimizes my chances of only educating the deer). I am not saying the moon doesn't affect the deer, but I think these other thigns have far more input than the moon phase in my opinion. The only thing I don't like about a full moon is when it is clear the deer seem to want to move more after shooting light ends and that is frustrating.
 

huntall

5 year old buck +
Thanks for your responses!
Yes..i agree that near rut time to put in as many hours in the stand as possible. Here in Mississippi at my property the rut dont happen untill the end of December. Rut changes a lot of strategies!
I am mainly talking about non rut full moon activity.
 

huntall

5 year old buck +
Now I watch weather patterns (particularly cold fronts), wind direction and speed and the stages of the rut - I then hunt when I feel deer will be moving (this maximizes my chances for success while minimizes my chances of only educating the deer). I am not saying the moon doesn't affect the deer, but I think these other thigns have far more input than the moon phase in my opinion. The only thing I don't like about a full moon is when it is clear the deer seem to want to move more after shooting light ends and that is frustrating.
I also find myself paying more attention to weather fronts and patterns that may increase deer movement than any other kind of pattern of such.
 
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