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Hunting The Moon Phase – Does it Really Make a Difference?
DuckBuckGoose – PHJ ProStaff - Cincinnati, OH
Some guys I know swear by hunting moon phase patterns. Others think it is an “old wives tale”. Honestly I'm not sure where I stand on this argument yet, but after studying the the theories around this a little more, there is some research to show that the various phases of the moon can have an effect on not only deer activity, but on deer mating behavior as well. Perhaps for these reasons, or their own personal experience, I hear more and more hunters are talking about moon phase deer hunting and using it as another tool in their arsenal as they try to take that big buck.
In my opinion, the best resource to help you figure out the effect moonphase has on deer behaviour in your area, is keeping good records in your own hunting journal and coming to your own conclusion. That's why we automatically append moonphase data to every hunting journal you make here on ProHuntersJournal.com. If you haven't started tracking activity levels and moonphase by joining ProHuntersJournal, you can set up your hunting journal for free by clicking here.
To learn more about hunting the moon phase and the different phases of the rut this year, check out our 2011 Rut "Cheat Sheet" article.
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