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    Default What time to hunt during a full moon?

    http://www.stickemarchery.com

    This site had an interesting page that showed good and bad times to hunt out to 10 days ahead, along with the moon phase. According to them, the best times to hunt for the next few days are from about 10:00 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m. Make any sense to anybody?

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    Default I agree

    Often during the full moon the afternoon times are good.

    But should you have cloud cover during the night. Thats often changes there eating habits. Full Moon seems the deer tend to not move as much.
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    The last full moon 10:00-11:00am saw the most movement for me. According to my software Sat is the best day out of this coming weekend with midmorning best peak time. However it's going to be mid to upper 60's around here this weekend and I can't but help think early morning and late afternoon should be better.
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    From what i've been seeing lately, the best time to hunt a full moon is not at all. Also your times do make sense, the deer are out partying all night and need to refill there bellies durning mid day. Of course I can't seem to change my habits and hunt mornings and evenings and see nothing for a week!
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    Definitely, the next few days get out in the morning and stay a little later than normal.

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    i plan to do that exat thing

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    I have put in 24 hours of hunting in 2 days this weekend saw only 2 deer. There are tracks all over the place I'd say that are have a Midnight Bash. The Best I can say is be out there from 10 am till dark. I shot a doe yesterday at 4:30. In the morning did not see squat.

    I was alternating stands so I could hope to catch the times these sneaks suckers are moving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTColl28734 View Post
    http://www.stickemarchery.com

    This site had an interesting page that showed good and bad times to hunt out to 10 days ahead, along with the moon phase. According to them, the best times to hunt for the next few days are from about 10:00 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m. Make any sense to anybody?
    this time of yera with the bucks rutting anytime is gonna be good
    I wouold hunt near bedding areas of the does



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    Default hey bud

    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Smokes View Post
    this time of yera with the bucks rutting anytime is gonna be good
    I wouold hunt near bedding areas of the does
    I agree
    smokes but thats not intirely true your not huntin near tha beddin area..i think your in tha beddin area
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    Default Last weekend

    I went down to deer camp in Ga & hunted Saturday and Sunday. On both Saturday and Sunday, before 8:30 a.m. I heard just an isolated shot or two. Between 8:30 and 9:00 I heard at least a dozen. After 9:00, back to just about nothing. Saturday night, the peak was at about 5:30 to 6:00. One of my buddies at camp shot a nice 8-point right at 9:00 Sunday morning.

    Naturally, I didn't see squat all weekend. Getting more than a little frustrated. A LOT frustrated.

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    Well between 7:00-8:00am was the time for me both days this weekend. I blew a 25yds shot right around7:00am on Sat too.
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    i didnt see any thing all week end going to try again tomarrow ( all day hunting day ) lets see what happens then

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    We have had warm weather here in Ca. so they do not even come out in the day, you might catch them in ther bedding area, don't count on it.
    When the weather cools down some they will be out in daytime.
    Rifle season just ended here on sunday the 8th so it is time to get back up in the hills.
    I had missed 2 shots early September bow season, although it has been warm here,it is cooling and will be a good time.

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