Basic Moon Phase Tips for Deer Hunting

The best moon phase tips for deer hunting is that while the moon phases have been proven over and over again not to influence the timing of the rut. However, you should still consider the role that the moon can potentially can play in your deer hunting forecast. Can you plan your hunt purely based on the current moon phase? Probably not. I have experienced that outside of annual rut behavior, weather is the base of all deer hunting forecasts however, there are still a couple of moon phase hunting tips for you to follow.

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My Slice Of Heaven Outdoors - October 13, 2018

Thanks for the great tips. I am learning a lot.

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Daniel Hill - October 13, 2018

Is that an arrow hole on the hollow spot on the split g2 buck at 4:07 to 4:13? I've hit one there and got pics of the deer after and it looks awfully similar.

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Daniel Hill - October 13, 2018

Also as far as video goes I agree weather patterns over moon phase. Saw a mature shooter hit list buck last night walk right by one of my stands last night .. same wind tonight just a couple degrees warmer 45 to 49 .. what do you think are the odds of I sit there tonight he does the same thing? Trying to decide whether or not to move in or stay patient? Any advice be helpful thanks for all you do.

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Reel Cowboy - October 13, 2018

What weather app do you use?

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Brian Leeker - October 13, 2018

Appreciate the simplification! The cold front strategy hasn't worked for me this year. The moon was full on one of those fronts and I assumed it had something to do with it. Made the mistake of being in that area for 3 hunts in 4 days. Limited hunting opportunities will do that I guess. I'll take this info and see how it pans out. You're the man Jeff!

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Christopher Ellis - October 13, 2018

Moonrise, moonset, and on the meridian tie in with when cattle feed and rest

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Randle Richardson - October 13, 2018

Hello brother. I didn’t get to go today had errands to run. LORD WILLING AMEN I’m goin to go for a little while in the morn. Got to go to a baptizing tomorrow at 12:30. My nieces husband is gettin baptized Amen. THANK THE LORD AMEN.

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Randle Richardson - October 13, 2018

Great video brother. Very informative. Thank you for sharing info. Good luck to you and GOD BLESS.

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Randle Richardson - October 13, 2018

It’s great that I know I can watch one of your videos and not hear cussing or see bad thangs. I commend you for keeping your channel family friendly GOD BLESS thank you Amen

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Mr. Skeptical - October 13, 2018

Only two dogs came in…. literally two dogs hanging out with me, so I climbed down! Going again Monday a.m.! Diff. Spot

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holdmy own - October 13, 2018

I've been after this big nocturnal buck since August 31st this year I'm only caught him in the day one time and that was after 2 inch snow storm and then he went nocturnal again and then today the temperature dropped almost 20 degrees and the winds were unbelievable I thought that would bring him out today but he did not show. I guess my question is how do hard winds affect the deer?

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Tanner Wills - October 13, 2018

Thanks for explaining that. Cheers!

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Proud Pennsylvanian - October 14, 2018

When is the book coming and where can I buy it?

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Stacy Morris - October 14, 2018

What weather app do you use?

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Stephen Palmateer - October 14, 2018

What website do you use to track the temperature against the barometric pressure? Where do I sign up for preorders of your book?

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C Harrheel - October 14, 2018

I never let the moon influence my hunting. Weather is the only thing that determines how long I sit.

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stizan24 - October 14, 2018

Full moon always rises in the evening. New moon rises with the sun. Full moon is at apogee at aproxamatly midnight every 28 days.

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Eric Grosek - October 15, 2018

Great stuff Jeff. I hunt when I’m able, regardless of the moon. I don’t have an extreme amount of flexibility in my schedule, so I take what the good Lord gives me. Besides, a hot doe by my stand takes moon phase out of the equation anyway.

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bromma1979 - October 15, 2018

What weather app do you use?

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John Wilkening - October 15, 2018

I truly believe that in October when it's a full moon the whitetail bucks begin all animals move on full moons every animal moves not just deer I'm a trapper and I've shot some big coyotes and trapped a lot of animals on full moon nights! the full moon begins the whitetail rut or increases it I truly believe this in my opinion

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Brent Dickson - October 17, 2018

I agree with you completely. I think the moon changes patterns but doesn't change seasons. Example, full moon offers all night low threat movements for deer and all day resting. No moon makes it tough to move at night moving them more towards the day. But these huge temp drops we've gotten in Georgia this year have definitely proven to be the best way to know when they will move and where.

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Mr. Mr. - January 10, 2019

First time hunter here in my 40s. I found your channel and it's been a lot of help.

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pentecostalangel1 - March 5, 2019

Thanks for the info. Keep the vids coming.

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Johnny Costner - September 7, 2019

If your busy with work ,kids etc.and have limited times to hunt…Do yourself a favor and ignore the moon completely when making your plans…It's hocus pocus .

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Carlos Weaver - October 13, 2019

I surmised that the full moon may make them bed early and eat late morning. So I watched this video and thank you for validating my theory. Young to deer hunting, always been turkey slaughterer

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