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Old 12-16-2005, 06:15 AM   #11
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the deer do go out at night more with a full moon, but will still be out in the morning, but for not aslong. The one thing that will help a full moon night is if it is very cold, because the deer will bed for the night then and come out wiht first light.
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Old 12-16-2005, 06:30 AM   #12
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Hey DD,
With your luck this year you could hunt a full moon the night before, downpoor the day of, with gas coveredcoveralls with a big crimson tide logo on them, while playing your favorite Lynard Skynard tune on your boombox and eating a tuna sandwhich and STILL take a huge buck from your tree stand
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Hey DD,
With your luck this year you could hunt a full moon the night before, downpoor the day of, with gas coveredcoveralls with a big crimson tide logo on them, while playing your favorite Lynard Skynard tune on your boombox and eating a tuna sandwhich and STILL take a huge buck from your tree stand


The mental image of that was enough for my first good laugh of the morning....
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:48 AM   #14
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Hey DD,
With your luck this year you could hunt a full moon the night before, downpoor the day of, with gas coveredcoveralls with a big crimson tide logo on them, while playing your favorite Lynard Skynard tune on your boombox and eating a tuna sandwhich and STILL take a huge buck from your tree stand
LOL Danny ..well I have been lucky this year so far ...but have not hunted in over a week ... Tennessee has been closed and Alabama is just starting to get going good ... Im not crazy about putting preasure on deer during the full moon unless its the only time I have to hunt .... I did find a nice fresh scrape and a rub on a tree as big as my thigh yesterday while scouting a little here in Alabama ...another week or so and I will be hunting THAT BAD BOY and he best not hope my luck is still running good cause if it is he's TOAST!!

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Old 12-16-2005, 10:47 AM   #15
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I have always noted fewer deer sightings, especiallyin the morningsduring a full moon. I have said for a few years now that during a full moon I was going to sleep in one day and go in the woods around 9 or 10just to see what happens.....can't bring myself to do it. If I try to sleep in during deer season I wake up feeling guilty and I make a mad dash for my stand!

I also observe deer out at night more on full moon nights....I'm sure some of this is due to the fact that I can see better as well.

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Old 12-16-2005, 12:00 PM   #16
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The peak of the rut is during a full moon, do you not hunt then?
The peak of the rut is NOT always during a full moon! The rut cycle begins every year within a couple of days forwards, or backwards!
I will always be hunting the rut, if at all possible, but full moon ruts produce fewer deer sightings just as other full moon times!
The best bets for full moons, is a mid-day, or all day hunt!
What do most people do when they party all night? Sleep all day, go to the bathroom, a quick trip to the fridge, and back to bed! Deer do the same thing!
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Old 12-16-2005, 12:23 PM   #17
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Default RE: A full moon good for hunting or bad?

I've heard that as well, but there are so many things to focus on that doesn't even cross my mind....
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Old 12-16-2005, 12:32 PM   #18
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I know that this is blasphemy to my own, "hunt everytimeI get the chance philosephy," but after years of experience I've learned that there are just certain times that the odds are going to be low. Sometimes its just better to "bank" my hunting days, and get other stuff done, so that I can get out there when the odds are better! That said, I'll still hunt the rut, full moon, or not!
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Who cares when the peak of the rut is anyhow, thats not the best time to hunt, when all the bucks are locked down breeding. Also, there is no question that here the full moon affects the deer, we see few if any deer on both ends of the day, but like yall said...you go to the stand anyhow cuz u just never know.
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I hate that full moon, this one time I had the spotlight right on a nice 150 class and that dang thing near blinded me when I put the scope on'em...lol
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