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Question by littlekid15. Uploaded on November 09, 2011
During the rut any time is good to hunt.
In general deer feed all night during the full moon which makes hunting during the day slow. Mornings and evening would be best.
I usually hunt midday on a full mooon, seems to work out better in terms of seeing more deer.
I've found that it depends on how hard the area is being hunted by other hunters. I hunt on public land, so if there are a lot of other hunters around they deer are being chased around. I like evening hunting otherwise only because I'm not a morning person. I agree with buckhunter though, if the moon is full the deer will be up and moving all night.
Detailed study has shown that moon phase has no measurable affect on deer movement in West Central Alabama. Deer movement was shown to be dependent on temperature. Don't know if that's the case elsewhere. See 'Whitetail Strategies' by Dr. Sheppard
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