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Old November 26th, 2013
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Default Moon phase and deer movement

Moon phase and deer movement have been a long talked about subject... In the December issue of the BB magazine if you look at the lunar table around the full moon, you will see there are only 1 star days from about the 18th to right before the new moon, these days are around the full moon an a "wanning" moon bad days??? So If the moon doesn't affect deer movement why do we have these moon calendars and good,better and best days?? Maybe I'm missing something????
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Forget what type of moon it is. It is whether the moon is straight up and when. Research Jeff Murray and USprimetimes

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I shot a doe yesterday at 4:30 pm - 3/4 moon underfoot.
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The moon i feel plays a role, but not nearly as big of one as the barometric pressure. This last weekend made me a believer. Will post pics later.
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so its better overhead? than underfoot?
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I feel like they are a bunch of factors. Pressure and moon phase is big.
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Oh my, but back to question i loke underfoot better but overhead is good movement, saw three bucks at 5:00pm yesterday 3/4 moon underfoot.
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I hunt when I can. Not when the moon is doing whatever it does. I, may look to see when peak times are and it might convince me to stay a little longer.

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Clicks are everywhere's guys. Best thing to do is just keep having fun and let it role off your back like water on a duck. I just feel priviledged to have a forum like this to talk about what i love to do, and hopefully i can pick some pointers up from some of the old salt dogs on here along the way.
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Quarter moons (look like half moons) peak overhead and underfoot in the morning and evenings—both of which are prime deer movement times. Deer are crepuscular, naturally moving at dawn and dusk. Countless studies confirm this, regardless of moon phase. There is, however, some truth to the moon overhead movement periods as well based on what I've seen. So you could reason that the quarter moon amplifies deer's natural dawn/dusk movements at the very least, and certainly doesn't hinder movement at worst.

If I were you, always hunt the mornings and evenings, but hunt very late into the mornings on full and new moon days (<2:00pm). You might even have enough time in there to switch stands. Full moon afternoons have been absolutely terrible for me.

Here's 2 good resources to help you determine if the moon is getting better or worse without having to use electronics or a chart:

http://www.survivalschool.com/articl...aning_Moon.htm
http://www.wikihow.com/Tell-Whether-...xing-or-Waning

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