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Old 10-14-2021, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default Full moon Oct. 20th

Now I know this is a controversial subject and everyone has their own opinions. But what is your on hunting around a full or new moon? Me personally I believe the deer especially mature bucks react differently around a full moon. With my past experiences and trail cam pics I can say for me I most definitely see mature bucks and traveling bucks on the day of a full moon and the days leading up to the full moon. I met a gentleman earlier today who said he hunts 6 days after the full moon, he was in a hurry so we didn't get to discuss his reasoning but I began to wonder if he is doing this because of the belief that does kick into estrus after a full moon? Anyhow what are your thoughts? I killed my personal best last year on Oct 28th 3 days before the full moon on Halloween night, and had several big bucks on camera mid day for several days and including the 31st. the day of the full moon.
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:53 PM   #2
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I'm a firm believer that if you can see the moon during daylight hours, the deer are moving. A week before the full moon, in the afternoons and the week after the full moon, the mornings.
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:03 PM   #3
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I hunt whenever I can and take my chances on the moon. I think deer movement is more sporadic with a full moon. I have killed deer in every moon phase.
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:22 PM   #4
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I’d rather hunt week before full moon than week of…..IMO
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:48 PM   #5
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I hunt when I have the opportunity. All I pay attention to is the wind direction.
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:56 PM   #6
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:57 PM   #7
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:02 PM   #8
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I read that more B&C bucks are killed within three days before a full moon or three days after. I killed my book deer during that time period.
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:16 PM   #9
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Days Before and days after a full moon are some of the best hunting days you can have. Pair it with a cold front and it’s deadly.
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:25 PM   #10
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I see a lot of deer moving in the middle of the day during a full moon.
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:25 PM   #11
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I hunt when I have the opportunity. All I pay attention to is the wind direction.
X2 this, critters eat, move around, chase love, fight, etc. 24/7 same as humans. Go when you can, and just always play the wind.
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:32 PM   #12
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I hunt whenever I can and take my chances on the moon. I think deer movement is more sporadic with a full moon. I have killed deer in every moon phase.
THIS. I hunt when i can considering i work shift work and between work with overtime and a baby i take what i can get.


Last year i killed my P&Y buck during a first quarter moon phase for what its worth. I hadnt seen him reliably on camera during the day but we had a good cold snap and temperature drop the afternoon before i killed him the following morning. I think the cold got him moving more than anything. I usually just pay attention to the wind direction.
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:41 PM   #13
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I see more deer during daylight when nights are the darkest
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:50 PM   #14
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:03 PM   #15
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Days Before and days after a full moon are some of the best hunting days you can have. Pair it with a cold front and itís deadly.
like this weekend
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:06 PM   #16
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I see more deer during daylight when nights are the darkest
You obviously donít hunt in East Texas.
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:18 PM   #17
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Just like fishing 3 days on either side of the full noon. You will see more deer movement 10 to 2 during a full moon. If the rut is in full swing just hunt all day.
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Old 10-15-2021, 10:01 AM   #18
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I hunt whenever I can and take my chances on the moon...
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I hunt when I have the opportunity. All I pay attention to is the wind direction.

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Old 10-15-2021, 01:36 PM   #19
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I would rather hunt a Full Moon than any other moon phase. Mid day moves are tremendous during a Full Moon. I usually target 3 days before and after a Full Moon.

One more thing about a Full Moon, it comes 14 days after a New Moon, which is a trigger for Doe to go into estrus, which takes about 10-14 days for them to come in to heat, which falls on or around a Full Moon..

One more thing, don't look so much at the phase of the moon, look at the position of the moon for deer movement.
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Old 10-15-2021, 11:04 PM   #20
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"One more thing, don't look so much at the phase of the moon, look at the position of the moon for deer movement.[/QUOTE]
Do you mean as in being overhead during the daytime ?
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Old 10-15-2021, 11:28 PM   #21
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Favorite days to hunt are days 3 and 4 after the full moon in Nov, Dec and Jan. Cool(not cold) cloudy weather is a bonus.
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Old 10-16-2021, 01:26 AM   #22
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I think it’s nothing more complicated than the fact that a full moon (as well as the few days leading up to it, as well as the few days that follow) offers the deer more light by which to see on those nights, thus, they move around more. In fact, I think probably all animals are more active around a full moon. There’s nothing metaphysical about it.

As for does collectively cycling during a full moon, again, I am doubtful the moon has anything to do with it. As with other animals (including the human kind), it is very common for the females’ cycles to naturally synchronize, and the cycle of the dominant female is what influences their timing, if that makes sense.
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Old 10-16-2021, 07:34 AM   #23
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If the deer want corn that day they gotta come in, or the dang green jays will pick it clean. I have not noticed a big difference in deer movement on a full moon.cant kill em at the house.
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Old 10-16-2021, 07:51 PM   #24
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"One more thing, don't look so much at the phase of the moon, look at the position of the moon for deer movement.
Do you mean as in being overhead during the daytime ?[/QUOTE]

Yes and rising or setting on the horizon.
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