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Old 01-13-2006, 05:07 AM   #1
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Default HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it)

What is your take on hunting during a full moon phase? Do you think that the deer use the same areas as they normally do, but simply wait later into the evening/night to begin moving out to feed?
On one of the places I hunt, a couple of weeks ago I had seen deer using a certain trail on a regular basis...nearly at the same time every afternoon. Now that it is a full moon, I'm not seeing anything. Are they holding back and heading out later?
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Old 01-13-2006, 05:24 AM   #2
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I beleive the deer do most of their moving around at night with a full moon........I also think because they bed early they are up in the middle of the day snacking.........shot my spike at 1130am.......full moon
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IT affects them greatly they might not move till 11:00 that night but ill bet they will move in the morning
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Old 01-13-2006, 05:49 AM   #4
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Default RE: HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it)

So then, would you consider it a waste of time to go on an afternoon/evening hunt when the moon is going to be full?
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So then, would you consider it a waste of time to go on an afternoon/evening hunt when the moon is going to be full?
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I never consider it a waste of time when I am in the woods but during a full moon I do think your odds go down a good bit ..unless its during the rut ...then the bucks got poon-tang on their mind and even the moon can't stop them from chasing it ;&gt)

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poon-tang...roflmao.....ain't heard that in a while!
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I avoid hunting during full moons unless there is cloud cover. Never had success and neither have people I speak with.

My opinion is the deer are already bedding down by the time you walk into the woods at 4:30-5AM and they don't move much until late in the day, unless bumped.
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WE STARTEDUSING THE MOON GUIDE ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO, AND IT SEEMS TO BE ON THE MONEY, (WITHIN REASON)THE AMOUMT OF DEER WE SEEN, JUMPED BIG TIME. BUT REMEMBER HUNTING PRESSURE & THE RUT CHANGES THINGS TOO.. GOOD LUCK I HOPE THIS HELPS
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If you're going to be hunting within a day or two of a full moon, as well as the day of the full moon itself, try and stay out there all day if you can. If this isn't possible, consider sleeping in late and getting into the woods about 9:30 AM. Stick it out until 2:00 PM. Adding a little bit of time to either side of this wouldn't hurt. Don't be surprised if you see most action around noon time.
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poon-tang...roflmao.....ain't heard that in a while!
Most of us old enough to say we aint heard that in awhile probly aint had that in awhile either

Now back to the topic, daytime deer activity definitely goes way down during the full moon. Incraesed midday activity, howeveris a strong possiblilty.
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