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Old 07-31-2018, 07:53 PM   #1
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Watching team 200 and they was showing the moomguided. Has anyone used it? If so did it work?
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:54 PM   #2
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Kept it faithfully for one season, saw no difference. Didn't any more.
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:00 PM   #3
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Have an app on my phone that shows moon phase and best time for deer movement and how likely it is they will be moving around. Havnt really been sold on it. I do see more deer during the day on no moon and full moon though. At all parts of the day. Generally will stay in the stand as much as possible during these phases.
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Old 08-01-2018, 05:11 PM   #4
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Kept it faithfully for one season, saw no difference. Didn't any more.
Same here.

In the swamp I hunt, I generally see the most activity around 10-10:30. Places with open fields itís usually right at sunrise.
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Old 08-01-2018, 05:17 PM   #5
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No workie
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Old 08-01-2018, 05:45 PM   #6
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I dont use that particular moon guide, but the one I use is pretty accurate, however as stated above, sometimes it misses.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:04 PM   #7
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I am a big believer in being in the field when the big moons are directly over head or directly beneath my feet. Fishing or hunting. Your deer mileage may vary .
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:37 PM   #8
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Same here.



In the swamp I hunt, I generally see the most activity around 10-10:30. Places with open fields itís usually right at sunrise.


My experience hunting swamps or big woods is about same.


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Old 08-01-2018, 09:55 PM   #9
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I am a big believer in being in the field when the big moons are directly over head or directly beneath my feet. Fishing or hunting. Your deer mileage may vary .
I have no way to say that it affects movement for sure, but noticed this way too many times to call it coincidence too.
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:17 PM   #10
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I am a big believer in being in the field when the big moons are directly over head or directly beneath my feet. Fishing or hunting. Your deer mileage may vary .
Me too. When in KS, weíll go out spotlighting at nite during the Major times and see lots of deer where as the other times itís much fewer sightings. Buddy of mine went by his guide that said moon was overhead at 1pm one November. Granted itís rut, but he got to the stand at 1230p and at 1pm had stuck a 160Ē buck and that was enough to get me to at least pay more attention to it. Looking back over TC pics and major over/under times and there is a good correlation. Not 100% accurate obviously, but enough for me to take notice. I watch barometric pressure too...
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:24 PM   #11
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I've relied somewhat on it for at least the past 10yrs and I'm convinced. An old very seasoned hunter got me started.
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:26 PM   #12
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I am a big believer in being in the field when the big moons are directly over head or directly beneath my feet. Fishing or hunting. Your deer mileage may vary .


it works
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:32 AM   #13
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I am a big believer in being in the field when the big moons are directly over head or directly beneath my feet. Fishing or hunting. Your deer mileage may vary .
Me too, when the moon is rising so is the game.
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Old 09-10-2018, 02:59 PM   #14
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Just ordered it. Have a buddy that talked me into it based on his last couple seasons and going off redmoon times or something - I really don't know but heck, it can't hurt! I'll hunt my regular patterns and look at this as well to see if I notice any different activity levels
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Old 09-10-2018, 03:05 PM   #15
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Are yall talking about the red moon guide or whatever they were pitching on TV?
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:09 PM   #16
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I am a big believer in being in the field when the big moons are directly over head or directly beneath my feet. Fishing or hunting. Your deer mileage may vary .
Same here. I will add that it is very accurate when outside influence is neutral. High pressure hunting....forget about it. Extreme weather....forget about it. The rut....forget about it. Like anything else it is just another tool to use in planning a hunt. I like to be in the woods anytime I can but if Im planning a hunt in the future, I consider the moon phase 100% of the time.

I gave up the guides a long time ago and simply look at the moon transition times and try to hunt when the transition time lines up good with morning or evening hunts.

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Old 09-10-2018, 04:26 PM   #17
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The rut works every time. Moon or no moon.
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:34 PM   #18
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Weather is the number 1 factor for movement or lack of movement. That said I've always had better luck when the moon is overhead/underfoot.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:08 PM   #19
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So underfoot is new moon? Overhead is day time full moon?
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:10 PM   #20
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I bought it and plan to use with my website thehuntersight.com (released November). I believe I heard about the moon guide through wired to hunt podcast.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:20 PM   #21
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Here is a great promo for the Red Moon Guide from the Deer Society. Spoiler alert...he drops a big one. For the record, I don't own one. But, buying one, you could probably figure out the cycle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPyRONx7WuA
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:34 PM   #22
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Free99. And done. Sweet links.
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...Moon+underfoot
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:50 AM   #23
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Same here. I will add that it is very accurate when outside influence is neutral. High pressure hunting....forget about it. Extreme weather....forget about it. The rut....forget about it. Like anything else it is just another tool to use in planning a hunt. I like to be in the woods anytime I can but if Im planning a hunt in the future, I consider the moon phase 100% of the time.

I gave up the guides a long time ago and simply look at the moon transition times and try to hunt when the transition time lines up good with morning or evening hunts.
What do you mean by "transition times"?
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:19 AM   #24
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:00 AM   #25
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So underfoot is new moon? Overhead is day time full moon?


Itís more about position of the moon vs. phase of the moon, although the impact is highest during the full moon and new moon phases.

Overhead would be the when moon is at its highest point in the sky in our hemisphere. Underfoot is when it is at highest point in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:15 AM   #26
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Iíve never really understood the overhead/underfoot moon reference. Anyone care to explain?


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Old 09-11-2018, 08:10 AM   #27
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Iíve never really understood the overhead/underfoot moon reference. Anyone care to explain?


See previous post.
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