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full moon is the best time for hunting
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full moon, good or bad?

Old 09-27-2006, 04:11 PM
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Default full moon, good or bad?

i was wondering, with the upcoming full moon happening next weekend, is this a positive for hunters, or negative?
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:14 PM
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Default RE: full moon, good or bad?

i would believe that it would be bad time because deer can easily see and usually feed more. Thats just what i have heard so its possible that it could be the complete opposite
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:22 PM
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Depends on when the moon is in transit. If its a full moon and its transit is in the night, you might as well sleep in and hunt lunch time.
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:28 PM
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Default RE: full moon, good or bad?

I don't really have a logical explanation for this, but in my personal experiences (call me crazy if you like) but I've found that when in full-moondeer are more active during the late morning and mid-day than when there is a partial moon. I'm not really sure why this happens or if I've just had strange experiences compared to others. I don't know that any moon is bad, just that deer are more active during different times.
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:33 PM
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Default RE: full moon, good or bad?

well during the 7th it is going to be full, and thats saturday, so does that mean expect to see feeding in the afternoon, so morning hunting is a waste?
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:40 PM
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Default RE: full moon, good or bad?

I was under the direct impresion was that a full moon was quite bad. The whole deer a feeding al night theory

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Old 09-27-2006, 04:46 PM
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Default RE: full moon, good or bad?

Obviously there is not a consensus here, but my experience is this:

It depends on if it's overcast or clear. On a clear night with a full moon, the deer will feed at night and you might not see them during the day. I hardly ever see deer when the sky is clear and the moon is full.

With overcast conditions the deer move more during the day regardless of the moon phase.
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:21 PM
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Default RE: full moon, good or bad?

but if they eat at night, they need to eat again, wich may be early in the day i would think
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:02 PM
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Full moon is no different than any other moon, you just need to change when you hunt. Ive seen lots of data and evidence that the deer will move most from 10am to 2pm. Just looking at my own trail cam pics tells me that. So its not a bad time to hunt, just hunt different hours, the reason people say its bad is cause they usually only hunt till 10-11am in the morn and leave for lunch. then come back at 3. The deer feed when they are gone and then bed up till dark...
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:08 PM
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I tend to see more deer in the mid day during a full moon.
The mornings always seem to be slow for deer sightings.
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