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#3264255 - 06/08/13 11:07 PM MOON PHASE
TENN.BOY
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Is there anybody looked to see how early the full moon falls this year,it is in the middle of October,how is that going to affect the hunting during the rut when it falls that early.It usally falls the last week of October or the 1st two weeks in Nov.Is it goin to make the rut a slow drawn out process or what this year??????????
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#3264284 - 06/09/13 05:17 AM Re: MOON PHASE [Re: TENN.BOY]
hunter0925
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Our rut always seems slow and drawn out around here. I watch deer chase from mid october all the way through January.
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#3264365 - 06/09/13 08:47 AM Re: MOON PHASE [Re: hunter0925]
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I dont think the moon is a reliable enough factor to predict the rut. Scrapes generally pop up everywhere between oct 25-nov 10 on our property.. And daytime chasing peaks from Dec 5-15 on our place. Two yrs ago every mature buck pic on scrapes did line up perfectly with Charles alsheimer's rutting moon, but last yr it did not, that or our cams were in the wrong places. It was a wired yr for us tho due to no acorns. It was pointless for the most part to hunt the hardwoods. And we don't put cameras on plots so that could have been the lack of scrape photos...
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#3264390 - 06/09/13 09:10 AM Re: MOON PHASE [Re: BHC]
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Forget the moon phase...HUNT!!!
Rut?


What Rut?
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#3264398 - 06/09/13 09:24 AM Re: MOON PHASE [Re: 102]
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The moon has no effect on the rut (actual breeding process). However, it can have some impact on daylight deer activity, although moon phase is usually the weakest of the natural influences.

And by the way, the full moon doesn't "normally" fall at any particular time of any month. Full moon dates rotate through all periods of a particular month at an equal rate over time. This year the full moon dates during deer season are September 19th, October 18th, November 17th, and December 17th.
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#3265413 - 06/10/13 04:05 PM Re: MOON PHASE [Re: BSK]
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The moobn has absolutely no effect on the rut, never has. However, it is always a good topic for debate and gives the hunter another useless item else to worry about.
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#3266205 - 06/11/13 05:55 PM Re: MOON PHASE [Re: bowriter]
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It does have effect on deer movement of when and how long they are up on their feet moving and feeding along with the weather temps,so in return it does have a effect on the rut and when the best time to be in the woods.
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#3266539 - 06/12/13 08:29 AM Re: MOON PHASE [Re: TENN.BOY]
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 Originally Posted By: TENN.BOY
It does have effect on deer movement of when and how long they are up on their feet moving and feeding along with the weather temps,so in return it does have a effect on the rut and when the best time to be in the woods.


Moon illumination certainly has some effect on daylight deer activity, but not enough to make hunting not worth the effort. I would place the stage of the rut as the #1 influence on daylight deer activity, followed by the weather, and then hunting pressure. Moon phase would be a low on my list of "important" influences on daylight deer activity.
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#3266568 - 06/12/13 08:50 AM Re: MOON PHASE [Re: 102]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: 102
Forget the moon phase...HUNT!!!
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#3266612 - 06/12/13 09:58 AM Re: MOON PHASE [Re: BSK]
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Ok so that being said, when is the moon at its best hunting condition, as minimal as it may be? New moon? Waxing or waning?
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