My take on moon phase (other than timing the rut) is pretty generic. Full moon -deer have been up all night having a great time feeding and interacting and bed down early so the morning hunt may be a bust, evenings are better. New moon, especially if it's cloudly, it's so dark even deer don't move around much, best time to have a good morning hunt.
Of course these are just in terms of expectations and I will always hunt when I can regardless. I have shot a lot of deer in the morning with a new moon and will be on my "A" game as far as slealth,scent control ect. on those days.
"The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood" - Emerson