Rutting moon

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by columbia whitetail, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. columbia whitetail

    columbia whitetail 8 pointer

    Nov 3, 2009
    Was wondering is the full moon we see this morning is what the experts are referring to as the rutting moon? I remember reading North American whitetail and they were saying the 2nd full moon after the autumn equinox would be the rutting moon. Any opinions?
  2. hunting buddy

    hunting buddy 12 pointer

    Oct 23, 2010
    I read the same thing last year but hell who knows! All i know is its getting close to being that time of year reguardless of the moon phase.
  3. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Yes it is and it's also the reason most think there will be a slightly earlier rut. Moon is full a little earlier than normal. This week should be really good hunting, moon phase and weather wise.
  4. columbia whitetail

    columbia whitetail 8 pointer

    Nov 3, 2009
    All the wind makes it a little rough. I did see deer yesterday evening about dusk. Two big bodied deer but just couldn't tell if they had horns. It's should be getting right.
  5. DRS

    DRS Banned

    Mar 3, 2010
    Saw a Doe out in my back field this morning. I believe Bucks are more active at night during a full Moon phase.
  6. masterbilt

    masterbilt 6 pointer

    Oct 19, 2011
    I say there will be alot of night time movement
  7. LSOSGT1109

    LSOSGT1109 10 pointer

    Jul 22, 2012
    Laurel County
    I don't know about the night movement. I'm certainly no expert but I work night shift and while patrolling the roads in my county I'm constantly looking for deer. During a full moon I almost never see any deer stirring around at night. There is one place that I check often because most nights its common to see 40-50 deer including some nice bucks but if the moon is full it is a ghost town at night!

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  8. B Hicks

    B Hicks 12 pointer

    Sep 29, 2006
    Lancaster, KY
    It should be just right when I get to Fort Knox this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday... least I'm hoping..
  9. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    I'm hoping also. Should be good and the wind is suppose to subside.
  10. Shedhunter4011

    Shedhunter4011 8 pointer

    Apr 7, 2009
    Up a Tree
    Man did you get drawn for the best weekend of the archery season. Good Luck.
  11. mhounshell

    mhounshell 6 pointer

    Jul 19, 2006
    I also will be hunting fort knox this weekend and i can't what to hit the wood. Going to hunt from daylight till dark and hopefully I can get it done in three day. Good luck
  12. tyshe17

    tyshe17 12 pointer

    May 4, 2007
    Some guys got all the luck...

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