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Question by jhart2. Uploaded on January 07, 2010
Deer typically move and feed all night during a full moon. This makes dawn and dusk movement minimal, but they will move more midday during a full moon.
HERE IN SOUTH EAST PA. WE HAVE VERY HIGH HUNTING PRESSURE ON THE DEER AND THE HUNTING AREAS WITH THIS DEER MOVEMENT DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS SEEMS TO BE AT A VERY MINIMUM DURING THE FULL MOON BECAUSE DEER MOVE PRIMARILY AT NIGHT. YOU MIGHT CATCH SOME MOVEMENT THE FIRST FEW MINUTES OF SHOOTING TIME AND MAYBE DURING THE LAST FEW OF SHOOTING TIME IF YOUR HUNTING NEAR A BEDDING AREA AND THE SAME WITH MID-DAY MOVEMENT BUT NOT MUCH ELSE.
i don't believe in this, but i did shoot my first buck on the night of a full moon???
steve182 hit it on the head..
i know some people who swear by the moon when it comes to deer movement but me i just go hunt i dont pay any mind to that if your in the woods you have a chance at seeing something
in my opinion i think that a full moon is alot better. did you know on a full moon when you shoot a deer/ animal they bleed alot more because their blood thins so they bleed alot more.
I have not noticed a change in movement at full moon, but it is possible.
If your in KANSAS don't get caught shooting by moonlight, it is Streng Verboten" (Strictly Prohibited)
Any state that you can hunt deer at night? I guess Kansas has reached a new high at making reg complicated, by introducing foreign languages j/k.
i really don't pay attention to it much but alot of people in Nebraska i know believe in it but i don't know for sure if there is a big difference
full moon usually means worse hunting at dawn
deer usually move and feed under light of a full moon all night long
doesnt help deer hunting at all unless ur spot lighting
I travel from WV to Alabama every year and the worst years we have are when there is a full moon. Everyone down there says that the deer feed all night long and then lay up during the daylight hours. I have found this to be true.
Moon phases do affect every animal, and like steve182 said, it most certainly affects deer movement. I have a farmers almanac for this very reason so I can keep track of the moon phases. As far as deer bleeding more because of the effects of a full moon, not to sure about that.
The only way you can tie the moon to animal activity is via the activity periods of the Solunar Tables. It is actually quite accurate.
Yes moon phase affects animal movement. I also believe it affects the rutting activity. You and plan your hunt years in advanvce with the moon phase calculator at www.hilderbrandoutdoors.com
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