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Question by sterndixon. Uploaded on November 23, 2010
Some will say it doesn't and some say it does. I for one will tell you it does. A quick rundown is if the moon is in the full phase deer will feed mostly at night and lay up during the day. The opposite during new moons. I agree up to a point. You just need to change your hunting times during a full moon. I hunt between 8 am (some only hunt between 9 am to 3 pm) and 3 pm here in Alabama and I have been successful. My own experience has led me to believe that the moon phase does affect deer movement. Do what I did, get some high quality literature, and study up on it. You will be surprised at what will click home.
cool i didnt know that way to go dangmisse
There have been enough articles written on how the moon affects deer movement to burn a wet mule. You might check the F&S archives.
Yes it does in a word. How it effects movement could fill many pages with debate
I believe deer are active when the moon is in the sky, be it day or night. I watch the moon-rise and moon-set times more than the phase.
Check out the moonguide. It correctly predicts deer movement most of the time. I buy one every year. Just google moonguide.
I knew one of these answers would appear as soon as I read teh question! LMAO!
I work in the great outdoors and I have ocassion to see not only wildlife but domestic animals going about their day. I can tell you that there is a definite correlation for animal movement and even human movement related to the moon and stars. Quite simply some of the animals and some of the humans move when the moon is up some don't. Wet mule indeed Country Road...
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