I know people that swear by it. I think we they start to move / rut it won't matter what the moon is doing. Too many other elements involved. I do like dark nights as I ten to think the deer as less likely to move as opposed to a full moon scenario.
I just happens that I will be out next week during the dates it show as BEST DAY to hunt/fish. We'll see.
DB has been hooking me up with some good days to hunt,he has something like that...He gave me Oct 7 th as a good evening and I seen 13 Deer...The days he gave me have been good,I seen good #'s of Deer...
Do they change year by year??
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Those cycles work. I have been using them for 15-20 years and believe in them. I have a Casio watch that will do this for you. There is people I work with come and ask for the peaks every weekend. This also works with fishing. The watches are called Hunting timers and fishing timers. A lot of hand held GPS have this feature in them also. The peaks covers a 2 hour window that covers most movement.
I use the guide published in F&S and it seens to be very effective for fishing and hunting. I also believe in the signs from the farmers almanac. when to plow, plant, castrate and wean animals it works.
Most factors supercede moon phases. Food, water, weather, lust, time of day, hunting pressure, number of deer in an area, etcetera. Luckily for the moon charts there is a moon phase during every one of these happenings.