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is hunting better on a full moon?and does it make the deer move around alot more?

Question by jhart2. Uploaded on January 07, 2010

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

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.

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

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.

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from michiganwalleye... wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

i don't believe in this, but i did shoot my first buck on the night of a full moon???

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

steve182 hit it on the head..

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

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

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from Vinny69 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

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.

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from deerslayer1234 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

I have not noticed a change in movement at full moon, but it is possible.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

If your in KANSAS don't get caught shooting by moonlight, it is Streng Verboten" (Strictly Prohibited)

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from babsfish4life wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

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.

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from shermanator wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

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

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from Sportsman21 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

full moon usually means worse hunting at dawn

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from Sportsman21 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

full moon usually means worse hunting at dawn

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from naten wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

deer usually move and feed under light of a full moon all night long

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from bobcat.trapper.95 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

doesnt help deer hunting at all unless ur spot lighting

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from Sarge01 wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

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.

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from Arcamedies wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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.

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

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.

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from HilderB wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

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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from steve182 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

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.

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

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

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

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.

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from michiganwalleye... wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

i don't believe in this, but i did shoot my first buck on the night of a full moon???

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

steve182 hit it on the head..

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from babsfish4life wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

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.

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from Vinny69 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

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.

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from deerslayer1234 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

I have not noticed a change in movement at full moon, but it is possible.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

If your in KANSAS don't get caught shooting by moonlight, it is Streng Verboten" (Strictly Prohibited)

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from shermanator wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

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

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from Sportsman21 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

full moon usually means worse hunting at dawn

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from Sportsman21 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

full moon usually means worse hunting at dawn

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from Sarge01 wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

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.

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from Arcamedies wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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.

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from naten wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

deer usually move and feed under light of a full moon all night long

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from bobcat.trapper.95 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

doesnt help deer hunting at all unless ur spot lighting

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

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.

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from HilderB wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

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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