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Old 10-11-2011, 09:14 AM   #1
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I just checked out the moon phase and rise/set times during the Colorado 2nd Rifle Season and I'm even a little more excited. There is a new moon in the middle of the season and the rise/set times of the moon are more during daylight hours. Do you think that this will promote more elk movement during the day? I'm guessing it will.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:08 PM   #2
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No I don't think moon phases make much difference. Others, no doubt, will have other experiences.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:41 PM   #3
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It will make it much harder for them to feed at night. I think it will improve your chances on public land. They tend to go nocturnal when they feel any pressure at all. With no moon , that would be tough.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:36 PM   #4
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It will make it much harder for them to feed at night. I think it will improve your chances on public land. They tend to go nocturnal when they feel any pressure at all. With no moon , that would be tough.

That is what I'm thinking and hoping for. I'm curious to hear other peoples opinion on the affects of the moon.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:24 PM   #5
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They are definetly out more during the full moon then the other phases. I don't think it effects deer and antelope like it does the elk.
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:11 PM   #6
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All I have to say is that I will never go elk hunting during a full moon again.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:35 PM   #7
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I like hunting with out a full Moon, if I can help it. I also believe when the Moon is up during the day the better odds the animals will be up too.
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