I hunt by the full moon, but in a more detailed fashion. One time in the late 70's in Mich. I was up there hunting during a full moon. There were frosty mornings and the deer activity was unbelievable. Ever since that time, I base that time to be sure to be in the woods hunting. Have taken a good portion of my bucks in and around this moon phase. To break things down, it's not just the full moon, it is a combination of moon and cold nights and a good frost. Generally,(but not always) it is the coldest part of the month. If the full moon is in the last of Oct., there is a good chance of a frost. and I would expect some buck activity. I'm not saying the does will be in estrus, I'm saying the bucks will active and moving. And a perfect time to do some rattling. Lately, I'm seeing a lot of active fresh scrapes, telling me they have visions and are getting anxious. And I'm recently getting some good bucks traveling by my trail cams. But, if there are cloudy nights during the full moon, there will be no frost, and not the activity I would expect. Then I look for the next full moon. If the full moon is early in Oct. Then I go for Nov.'s early full moon. Guaranteed to be a frost then, again, provided no cloud cover. This Oct. 23, does not look good. Calling for warmer weather and rain for Sat. and possibly Sun.. in my part of Ill. I would not discount the rest of Oct.. You know when it gets unseasonably warm it seems to slow the rut activity. I think during those times much of the rut occurs at night. Thats why I look to cooler times. After all this, fact is anytime your out in the woods hunting, it is possible to get a nice buck. Fact is, with bowhunting I prefer to hunt before the rut and do some serious rattling. I believe they think the fighting is over a doe and if they are not with a doe, they do not want to miss anything. Where as if he is with a doe your not going to rattle him away from her. There was a time way back when, when Charlie A. swore the best time to be the dark of the moon. In the last few years he has gone to full moon in his lunar predictions. I wrote him a letter once about my thoughts a long time ago but never heard anything. Anyway, thats my story and I'm sticking to it.
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