Yes, every year is going to be different. I have hunted by the full moon since the early 1970's. If you watch through the year, the coolist or coldest part of the month is generaly during the full moon, unless you have cloud cover at night. If it's cloudy, it will stay warmer. This year the Oct. full moon falls on the 22. I usually find with a F.M. near the end of Oct. (unless it is cloudy) there is a very good chance we will have a frost. Witch means cold nights. I find deer tend to be more active during cool periods. I find, and I'm sure you do too,that during warm spells deer become less active, even during rut times which I think goes on during the night time then. There will always be rut activity at sometime in Nov. If there is a F.M. in early Oct. there will be no frost and no cold nights,then I go for Nov.'s. I find that rattling the last week in Oct. to be very productive. Bucks are not with does yet, but they are getting anxious. They are working scrapes and getting ready. When a buck hears what he believes to be deer fighting, he has got to think, at this time, it has to be over a doe. If he is a big boy, he is deffinetly going to check it out. And if we have a frost, that will make him more determined. If it's Nov. and he is with a doe . you won't rattle him away from her. At that time of the rut, rattling is like tossing the dice, you could win or you could lose. Once, after a rattle session, I watched a nice 10 put his antlers down and herd that doe away from the area. I saw something while hunting in Mich. in the 70's that made me think, whow, what a difference the full moon made. Deer were very active and moving all over. Don't get me wrong here, I'm not saying Nov. can't be good, I'm saying temperatures are the biggest factor. Nov. F.M. is the 21, again, if no cloud cover, there will be a frost for sure, and active deer. Last year here in Ill. We had a warm spell, Nov.7 And 8, it was in the 70's. Things got mighty slow. A guy could shoot a big buck most anytime through the season. One never knows whats going to come by. I hunt most every day,or could anyway, but if the full moon is at the right time, I'll be out there. Some of my best deer were taken during the F.M.,but not all.
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