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Old 10-20-2018, 11:33 PM   #1
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Gimmick or does it help?

https://moonguide.com/store/

Saw a hunting show where they were promoting this thing

Said it was not your typical solunar table, took other factors into equation

If you have experience with the thing, post up a review
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:20 AM   #2
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I've got a couple of free ones on the phone. They seem to match up with the moon phases. Sometimes it helps I guess.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:11 AM   #3
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I'm the biggest skeptic I know and by no means do I fully understand exactly how the solunar table is developed.However from my observations if you are where deer want to be, those times are pretty darn accurate.

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Old 10-21-2018, 06:33 AM   #4
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I use an app called Time to Hunt on my phone and I have found it to be helpful. As many times as I've seen good activity when the app says I will can't be coincidence.
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:26 AM   #5
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I use a free version and itís actually fairly accurate in my experience, though I have no understanding of why it effects animal movement.


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Old 10-21-2018, 07:38 AM   #6
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You might like the HuntStand app, has Solunar, Weather, HuntZone for wind in your hunt area and of course Mapping. Lot of good info for a free app and yes there are some commercials but a tap on the X and they are gone. Oh and also offers property ownership on Parcel Info...and its Free.
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:38 AM   #7
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iSolunar app. I have found that it’s pretty accurate. I’ll join the I don’t know why group. But typically when it says it’s good, it’s good.
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:56 AM   #8
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I bought it this year and yesterday I should have listened to it 100 percent
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:00 AM   #9
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My buddy swears by it so I thought I'll give it a shot so far it's been pretty accurate for me
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:34 AM   #10
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You can get the same thing on line for free, all you have to know is when the moon is overhead or underfoot. If a giant comes by you when it says it should you swear by it, if you see nothing when it's peak time you will think it's a scam. The best way to increase your odds are to stay on stand all day during the rut. That's how I roll in Kansas.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:37 AM   #11
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Very true, I figure what would it hurt to spend the 30 bucks just to see if the hype is real
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:48 AM   #12
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download "best hunting " app to your phone,, free and easy to use, includes sunrise and sunset, moon phase, moon transit, moon rise, and moon set along with peak activity times and minor activity times you can specify your location by gps and if you want it can also have weather... been using it for at least 4 years and it has been pretty reliable
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:32 PM   #13
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The moonguide has different times that are peak, times of day and different days. He bases it off moon being overhead and under foot.

I bought one this year. Ill do some comparison for yall. In general the online solarlunar table seems to coincide well. Days that are bad I see less deer, or no deer. Days that I see a lot, seem to always be good days. I hunt public, no feeders.

The moonguide wheel comes with times, and location type to hunt.
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:05 PM   #14
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You might like the HuntStand app, has Solunar, Weather, HuntZone for wind in your hunt area and of course Mapping. Lot of good info for a free app and yes there are some commercials but a tap on the X and they are gone. Oh and also offers property ownership on Parcel Info...and its Free.
The property ownership is a free trial. If you want to keep it it's a fee. That said, I do use it, but it's not always accurate on wind direction. It's handy for other things though.

On the moon chart, I tried it one year, and observed it carefully. Although I couldn't always hunt when it recommended, it "seemed to work", ...... sometimes. That's anecdotal at best, but that's the best I can do. Some of the "experts" say the moon has no bearing on when deer move. I don't believe that, but I think other factors over ride the moon at times.

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Old 10-21-2018, 03:02 PM   #15
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I bought it this year and yesterday I should have listened to it 100 percent
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The moonguide has different times that are peak, times of day and different days. He bases it off moon being overhead and under foot.

I bought one this year. Ill do some comparison for yall. In general the online solarlunar table seems to coincide well. Days that are bad I see less deer, or no deer. Days that I see a lot, seem to always be good days. I hunt public, no feeders.

The moonguide wheel comes with times, and location type to hunt.
Let us know how it works


Just to clarify, moon guide is not your typical solunar table (at least their sales pitch claims it is not )

I am curious if the moon guide makes any difference

I am skeptical of sending someone $30 for the thing without hearing from someone who has no financial interest in the thing

I do use Huntstand and it has a solunar table and a somewhat accurate weather tab

If you go to the online version the property ownership tab is unlimited free clicks
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:12 PM   #16
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I’m using Drury outdoors app call DeerCast. It figures in moon phase, with current weather and makes a chart. I’ve found moon charts to be very useful with low pressure deer. Nothing can predict movement of animals that are forced into hiding or bumped from beds all the time
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:39 PM   #17
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Iím using Drury outdoors app call DeerCast. It figures in moon phase, with current weather and makes a chart. Iíve found moon charts to be very useful with low pressure deer. Nothing can predict movement of animals that are forced into hiding or bumped from beds all the time
Fully agree and you can throw that solunar stuff out the window if weather is wrong (i.e. Torrential rain )

Minor time here is 1623-1833 this afternoon
Plan on being in the tree prior to 1600
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:56 PM   #18
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The property ownership is a free trial. If you want to keep it it's a fee.

Well you are right if you want unlimited but you do get 10 free per month. Some of the mapping has some cool features. Back to the OP.
If the moon effects the tides in the ocean, and it does, it could effect game movement. Horses start growing there winter coat in correlation to the amount of daylight and this also could trigger the rut activity in deer along with the moon.... IDK
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:07 PM   #19
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I believe in solunar tables for hunting and fishing. They do work for major and minor movements.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:55 PM   #20
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The minor period this evening was definitely minor

Saw 4 pigs and zero deer during the stated minor period
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:01 PM   #21
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The moonguide has different times that are peak, times of day and different days. He bases it off moon being overhead and under foot.

I bought one this year. Ill do some comparison for yall. In general the online solarlunar table seems to coincide well. Days that are bad I see less deer, or no deer. Days that I see a lot, seem to always be good days. I hunt public, no feeders.

The moonguide wheel comes with times, and location type to hunt.
What did it say about today?

I had a buck in my plot at 10:30

Huntstand said minor AM time was 6:17-8:27, major 11:16- 14:18

Just curious what the "wheel" said
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