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Moon Overhead Clarity

Unread postby funderburk » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:22 am

So, tell me if I’ve got my head wrapped around this concept correctly...

I looked up September 2019 on www.SolunarForecast.com and saw where Sunday, Sept. 22nd would have a sunrise at 7:13am and the moon would be overhead at 7:38am. Since these are within an hour of each other, and according to Andrae and Dan’s observations, does this mean that the following day, Monday, would be an ideal time to catch a buck coming back to bed a little later?


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Re: Moon Overhead Clarity

Unread postby backstraps » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:50 am

I would be hunting the day the over head is within the hour of or after sunrise
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Re: Moon Overhead Clarity

Unread postby funderburk » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:22 am

backstraps wrote:I would be hunting the day the over head is within the hour of or after sunrise


So it needs to be the same day as the sunrise/moon overhead times lining up?
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Re: Moon Overhead Clarity

Unread postby backstraps » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:46 am

funderburk wrote:
backstraps wrote:I would be hunting the day the over head is within the hour of or after sunrise


So it needs to be the same day as the sunrise/moon overhead times lining up?



Yes

Same with underfoot

You will have a couple days in a row that should be close as well
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Re: Moon Overhead Clarity

Unread postby funderburk » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:59 am

backstraps wrote:
funderburk wrote:
backstraps wrote:I would be hunting the day the over head is within the hour of or after sunrise


So it needs to be the same day as the sunrise/moon overhead times lining up?



Yes

Same with underfoot

You will have a couple days in a row that should be close as well


Gotcha. That helps. Thanks!
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Re: Moon Overhead Clarity

Unread postby jmaas07 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:37 am

Dont get all hung up on it, you may get a few extra minutes of movement, maybe. Hunt when you can hunt, theres plenty of bucks killed when the moon isn't directly overhead or underfoot. If the moon times line up with when the time is right to move in then bonus
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Re: Moon Overhead Clarity

Unread postby backstraps » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:04 am

jmaas07 wrote:Dont get all hung up on it, you may get a few extra minutes of movement, maybe. Hunt when you can hunt, theres plenty of bucks killed when the moon isn't directly overhead or underfoot. If the moon times line up with when the time is right to move in then bonus



I agree and also contend to hunt when you get the opportunity
However I have a couple on the wall that were killed just due to the extra few minutes of daylight walking he was doing.

Nothing else I have made “special” arrangements to hunt on good moon days when I typically wouldve been on time to work, or not leaving early for an afternoon moon day sit
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Re: Moon Overhead Clarity

Unread postby may21581 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:48 am

I view the moon phase as a bonus as well, the other major factors such as weather, pressure, time of year, ect will trump the moon any day of the week. The moon is no silver bullet, however I have noticed major movements on and around major moon phases. The best way to get a handle on the moon is by running trail cams and a journal. Start recording your sightings and opportunities and compare them to your moon guides. Then after you do this you can form your own opinion on the subject. The moon phase and deer hunting is complicated but simple subject! Good luck
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Re: Moon Overhead Clarity

Unread postby backstraps » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:00 pm

The moon phase itself (imho) is irrelevant to the subject of overhead and underfoot movement

I have friends that always schedule vacation during particular moon phases, however you add a good overhead or underfoot moon within the first or last lite with a strong front and the odds keep getting better
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Re: Moon Overhead Clarity

Unread postby may21581 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:28 pm

backstraps wrote:The moon phase itself (imho) is irrelevant to the subject of overhead and underfoot movement

I have friends that always schedule vacation during particular moon phases, however you add a good overhead or underfoot moon within the first or last lite with a strong front and the odds keep getting better


Agree!
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Re: Moon Overhead Clarity

Unread postby brancher147 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:59 am

When moon OH UF lines up with a cold front and/or high pressure is when you will see the most increased activity. Moon times alone are hit or miss.
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Re: Moon Overhead Clarity

Unread postby may21581 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:49 am

brancher147 wrote:When moon OH UF lines up with a cold front and/or high pressure is when you will see the most increased activity. Moon times alone are hit or miss.


Couldn't agree more!
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