here in the part of il where i hunt, ive followed the rut forecast pretty close every year since its inception. ive planned my vacation around these moon phases for years and believe theres something to it. while i havent score on a bigun every year ive enjoyed a tremendous show. the only times ive seen a real lag of activity around these times is as joel stated hot or warm weather. however every place is different and i believe that every deer and deer herd is different to some degree. but i do honestly feel that the amount of daylight and moonlight that deer are subject to plays a definite part in their yearly schedules.
"please join the N.R.A. as well as your state rifle association! these are critical times for ALL gun owners. Be informed, be active and stay vigilant"