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Old 12-08-2011, 05:40 PM
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I'm going deer hunting for the next two days.Here's the situation,we have 2 inches of fresh snow and what appears to be a full moon in a clear sky.Tonights low temp. is 27*,tomorrows high is 42*.Clear skies both days.Same temps both days.How will this affect deer behavior?I think I know but would like other opinions.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:00 PM
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Cold temps will get em moving more. Go out and get em.
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Nothing like fresh snow. Good luck!
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:20 PM
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If the moon has any effect on deer movement and there is no factual data to prove it does, it would be that they may possibly move a little later in the morning than on a dark moon. It has zero effect on the rut.
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I have read studies done regarding deer activities during full moon phases, The studies were done by Charles Alsheimer,
He wrote a book titled "Hunting Whitetails by the Moon"
From what I remember, during a full moon Deer feed all night long and rest/sleep a lot during the following daylight hours.
hunting pressure will get the deer up and moving but if the woods are quiet, I wouldnt expect to see a lot of deer browsing the day after a full moon.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:49 PM
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I think I will get on top of the ridge and check the benches with binoculars while "still" hunting.
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