Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Whitetail Deer Hunting
 HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it) >

HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it)

Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it)

Old 01-13-2006, 05:07 AM
  #1  
Typical Buck
Thread Starter
 
NavyDeerHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southern Maryland (St. Mary\'s)
Posts: 884
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?
Whatcha Reckon?
Thanks,
Craig
NavyDeerHunter is offline  
Old 01-13-2006, 05:24 AM
  #2  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 575
Default RE: HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it)

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
texas8point is offline  
Old 01-13-2006, 05:28 AM
  #3  
Nontypical Buck
 
Oneshot7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Wilmington NC
Posts: 4,919
Default RE: HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it)

IT affects them greatly they might not move till 11:00 that night but ill bet they will move in the morning
Oneshot7 is offline  
Old 01-13-2006, 05:49 AM
  #4  
Typical Buck
Thread Starter
 
NavyDeerHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southern Maryland (St. Mary\'s)
Posts: 884
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?
Craig
NavyDeerHunter is offline  
Old 01-13-2006, 06:44 AM
  #5  
Giant Nontypical
 
DoctorDeath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Huntsville Alabama
Posts: 6,486
Default RE: HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it)

ORIGINAL: NavyDeerHunter

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?
Craig
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)

dd
DoctorDeath is offline  
Old 01-13-2006, 07:26 AM
  #6  
Nontypical Buck
 
CamoCop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Lake County, Florida
Posts: 3,313
Default RE: HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it)

poon-tang...roflmao.....ain't heard that in a while!
CamoCop is offline  
Old 01-13-2006, 01:04 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location:
Posts: 356
Default RE: HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it)

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.
NorthernHunter is offline  
Old 01-13-2006, 03:58 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ATCO NEW JERSEY
Posts: 707
Default RE: HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it)

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
BEARBUSTER66 is offline  
Old 01-13-2006, 06:46 PM
  #9  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: SE PA
Posts: 163
Default RE: HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it)

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.
JJWIII is offline  
Old 01-13-2006, 07:24 PM
  #10  
Giant Nontypical
 
BTBowhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: SW PA USA
Posts: 7,220
Default RE: HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it)

ORIGINAL: CamoCop

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.
BTBowhunter is offline  

Quick Reply: HUNTING DURING FULL MOON (since the good doctor mentioned it)


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.