Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: State College, PA
Re: Full moon and new moon deer movement
I really don't like hunting full moons unless I'm out West glassing for bulls/muledeer in the meadows before daylight or in the evening 'cuz then I can use the moon to see them w/ my Swarovsky's. Here in PA, the full moon always seems to have the deer moving earlier to bed in the am, and later from bed to feed. Making it nearly impossible for me to catch them during the transition due to legal shooting hrs and the public ground I have to hunt. For me, I like to hunt most when the sky is the darkest...seems the deer move significantly later in the am on way to bed, and ealier from bed to feed in the evening.
Now, when the moon is up while the sun is out, it seems the animals love to hit the field food locations well before dark. If you have access to them, which I really don't, it's a great time to hunt a field source.
I live to hunt....and hunt to live!