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Moon phases?

Are they eating it or rubbing antlers? I didn't know deer browsed on evergreen Think

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Oh, their eating it alright .There is nothing on the ground around the tree .I '' have to check to see what kind of tree it is .

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I was just talking to Dave, he said it was '" some kind of a juniper".

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I think I need to start planting Junipers around my stands Yes
Don't need to worry about a hedge trimmer lol

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Juniper, huh?

That's what they make gin out of, isn't it?

Clearly, what you have there is a bunch of alcoholic deer. neener!

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I'll have to visit Dave more often .Maybe one will pass out on the lawn.

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Y'all are kidding yourselves if you think that game both in the waters and woods isnt influenced by the moon. As a guide I have avoided booking hunts on full moon dates outside of the rut for several years now and know several other whitetail guides that do the same. At best deer movement under a full moon outside of the rut becomes barely predictable at best. Looking back over the years over and over again it shows in harvest records that during the full moon typical deer movement times change. This is reflected by harvest numbers and times of kill over and over again.

Where I have seen the least amount of influence in this regard is suburban deer that have regular encounters and interference by man, which brings me to a point. regardless of what the weather and or moon is doing a deers primary factor in deciding to move is when it is safe to do so. If you have the opportunity to watch unpressured deer and pay attention to moon phases you will very quickly be able to see a direct correlation between the two.

BTW in my experience the first three days following the full moon in November usually kicks off the chase. During the rut I pay no attention to what the moon is doing in regard to hunting or not hunting. its just simply best to be out there as much as possible any time of the day .

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http://www.almanac.com/astronomy/moon/index.php

Which weekend would you say is going to be best in November, 2nd or 3rd?

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I'm going to do my very best to be in the woods between Nov 5th and 10th.........and I don't know what the moon will be doing then. I just know that around here the bucks will be on thier feet all day long looking for does!

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Alsheimer's predictions for this year are:
Major Seeking Phase Nov. 2 - 6
Major Chase Phase Nov. 7 - 13
Major Breeding Phase Nov. 14 - 21

November 5 is the Full Moon (rutting moon), which is the second full moon after the autumnal equinox. This is the full moon he makes all his predictions off of.
Here's a link to find Moon phases and rise and set times for your area. Just plug in the dates you want to see, your longitudu and latitude, Time zone, and daylight savings time.

http://www.40-below.com/sunmoon/index.html

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