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Full moon/ moon phases
Aug 29th, 2015 at 10:55pm
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I was having a discussion with a mate about going for a hunt this week and he snubbed the idea and said it was a 'full moon'. I know the common belief is that Deer feed all night on a full moon and come out later next day to feed. Is this true?

I don't worry to much about the full moon, if I have some free time I go. But I don't remember having any luck around a full moon.  Do any you guys have any preference to hunting of different moon phases?

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Re: Full moon/ moon phases
Reply #1 - Aug 29th, 2015 at 11:13pm
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If possible I hunt a new moon.  On average I do better during this moon phase.
  
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Reply #2 - Aug 30th, 2015 at 9:22pm
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It's true but depends on hunting pressure.  Given no pressure they will feed in the middle of the day in the warm sunshine.  Given intense pressure they will feed at night even if there is no moon.  It's bloody light on the full moon so even at moderate pressure they will feed during the night.  I have just been out this weekend and saw nothing which I am blaming on the moon, can't have been my hunting technique!
  

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Thanks for the feedback guys.

Yes I am in the same boat MassiveAttack haha. have been out this morning although plenty of sign I didn't see an animal :/
  
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Do deer vanish into thin air during day light on a full moon  Huh Roll Eyes

  

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Reply #5 - Aug 31st, 2015 at 8:27am
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I was out last night hunting fringe country... It was primo night. No wind and the magpies were singing... Didn'tsee anything but it was magic being out there instead of watching shit on TV. If you use the excuse of the moon being full not to go you lose out. Deer will still be somewhere.
  

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MADNESS wrote on Aug 31st, 2015 at 7:21am:
Do deer vanish into thin air during day light on a full moon  Huh Roll Eyes



You know very well that the do Madness, especially so if magpies are singing.
  
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Re: Full moon/ moon phases
Reply #7 - Sep 5th, 2015 at 8:21am
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hairy wrote on Aug 31st, 2015 at 8:27am:
I was out last night hunting fringe country... It was primo night. No wind and the magpies were singing... Didn'tsee anything but it was magic being out there instead of watching shit on TV. If you use the excuse of the moon being full not to go you lose out. Deer will still be somewhere.

We were out last night till 4am. I fallow got one in the neck and 3 very large red stags were gapping it over the hill faster than Usain Bolt. Nice and dark but the wind was chilly.
  
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Bon wrote on Sep 4th, 2015 at 2:33am:
MADNESS wrote on Aug 31st, 2015 at 7:21am:
Do deer vanish into thin air during day light on a full moon  Huh Roll Eyes



You know very well that the do Madness, especially so if magpies are singing.


I run home when the magpies start singing spooky shit starts happening  Shocked
  

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Reply #9 - Feb 26th, 2016 at 6:22am
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Yeah the deer will be out all night on the full moon, but it is a long time between dawn and dusk. They will need to feed around eleven onward, just find a spot where they will likely be and wait.
  
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Have still shot deer first thing in the morning when theres been full moon.Just cant sleep keep thinking it time to get up because its dawn and find it 1am/2am /2.45am/3.30am/4am i hate it. Cheesy Cheesy
  
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