Yea Ron, thats what I've gathered. Bucks are ready and waiting on the does. Dr James Kroll wrote that the timing of the Hunters moon appearence to peak rutting date determined wether the rut was intense or spreadout or trickle rut as he called it. Actual amount of darkness in a night was the key. That's why the moon had an influence. Full moon gives alot of light confusing the situation. In his book he told of an experiment they did on deer in a controlled light situation. They could affect the timing of receptiveness but not control it. It was interesting stuff. I agree the moon has an effect, but does not dictate it. There was also some work on northern deer vs southern deer. That was an eye opener also. One thing for sure, if there's a full moon deer won't move well in the morning. They'll move late and mid day better. I'll be out there for all of it regardless, grins.........
We cannot continue to do the same things and expect different results