When can I get I fo on when the best moon phase is and when to be out there? I've heard the farmers almanac is good but it's complicated!
First you have to understand the moon is an "influence" on deer. When you go into the almanac go to moon then "rise and set times".This will give you the option to plug in your area. Then you can search any date forward you'd like. Notice when the moon rise is in relation to the sun set and rise. Movement should increase when the moon rises just before either sun set or rise. At the end of each day is the "day lenth" category, this is the single most important factor when trying to figure out when the does will come into estrus the first time.I've heard the farmers almanac is good but it's complicated!
This is pretty much been my experience as well. While many steadfastly believe in the "rutting moon", and moon phase hunting. All of the controlled studies indicate that there is absolutely no connection between moon phase, and deer movement.All the scientific research I have seen, basically says the same thing. Moon phase has no impact on deer movement.