Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
onlyslabs

Moon Phase?

Recommended Posts

onlyslabs

I was watching a show on the Sportsmans Channel and heard them talking about it. I was just wondering how it effects the deer if any. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dahitman44

The magazine I was reading said it should be great deer hunting right now. I disagree with them.

With a full moon, deer are running around like crazy all night long. I am not a big fan of hunting during a full moon. At least opening gun will NOT be a full moon this year.

It seems like it always is.

Just my $1.25.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee

If it is a full moon, I will stay home before I will go. I have never seen many deer in the evening whil bow hunting when the moon is full.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tunrevir

Last night I was out and the deer started moving at least and hour and a half before laast shooting light. I saw a small buck and three does. They all appeared to be headed for a farm field full of corn and didn't bother with the wind. I do however like to hunt the a.m.s as I seem to see alot more activity in the mornings during a full moon. The biggest problem there is work gets in the way of alot of great morning hunts!

Tunrevir~ grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stratosman

Movement seems to be later for both evening and morning hunts. I will still go out whenever I can, because you never know. Tonight's the Hunters full moon, hitting the woods this evening so we'll see if it's true!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gofishleech

The last couple of days as I have been road scouting I am seeing many deer on there feet from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. the next couple days I am going to be in stand mid day. This morning the wind is already howling from the south so I am going to try and sneek in near a bedding area and hope for the best.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DonBo

I was also wondering about the full moon this weekend. Thinking maybe I should concentrate on the local walleye population instead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dahitman44

It will be tough in the evening, in my opinion. The eyes should be hot and heavy -- I know they are in the Detroit Lakes area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DRH1175

What it does is get the deer moving earlier. I saw a few does last night at 4:00. This Full moon means the start of the rut will start very shortly after. Bowhunting next week could be good as will gun season. I agree that I hate when the opener has the full moon. Not so much cause of the moon but the rut always starts after this Full moon. It is nice to have a week inbetween. I am looking forward to this up coming week of hunting. I will be hitting the woods every day after work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME

Quote:

Tonight's the Hunters full moon, hitting the woods this evening so we'll see if it's true!


Named the "Hunter's Moon" because the moon was bright enough for guys to hunt through the night. Example: Duck Hunting during a full moon was still common into the 20's and 30's.

It has nothing to do with it being a better time to hunt during the daylight hours.

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rippinlips

On full moons your best bet is to be in the woods from 9 til 2pm, The onloy problem is that darn work always seems to get in the way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
96trigger

Went out last night, saw the most deer so far this year. Deer moved early. 5:30 p.m. The big boy didn't come out until dusk. He got within 40 yards but it was really dark and never offered a shot clear of brush. I had an 8 pointer walking around me for a good 40 minutes, later 3 does, hot on their trail, was the big guy. I tried to grunt the big guy in with the True Talker but that just ticked him off. He trotted into the woods, after the does and proceeded to grunt and raise holy heck with whatever got in his way. When I got in the field, the moon was so bright I could see my shadow. If last night is any indication, the deer are still moving with the moonlight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dahitman44

Tirgger --

That is awesome that you see deer in the evening. Wish I did. I would say that I rarely to never see deer out at dusk with a full moon.

Interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tunrevir

I have had down times with the moon full but I hunt next to bedding areas and in between and often see deer on the way to the food. The downside to this is when the moon is dark and in a new moon phase, I end up busting a few off of their beds on my way in. Most of my activity during the full moon seems to be early and later a.m. as they come back to bed. I think with the cold pushing in though with all of the warm weather we have had they are gonna get wild this next week! Bring it on!

Tunrevir~ cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ASMOLEY

I second that i've had little to no evening activity but later am from 8:30 on has been spectacular the last few days. I had a small fork attempting to mount a doe later i had two other bucks sparing 35yds away. Haven't seen the one im after yet hope he shows himself soon.... My vacation time is running out grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stratosman

Saw the big boy last night, biggest one I have seen on stand in 3 years...had him at 20 yards, only problem was he came from behind me and over my right shoulder and walked right behind a fallen tree, nothing I could do, any other direction and I might have had a chance...Oh well maybe he'll be back. Should be a great 8 days on the stand from here to gun season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
96trigger

Maybe I should take back what I said. Last night the moon was so bright it seemed like daylight. The TV said that the moon is at its brightest all year right now. Never saw one deer. I had one blow at me from the other side of the bluff when I got back to my truck. Clouds rolling in tonight, should be better down here. I won't get out until tomorrow AM, but like clockwork. I usually miss a nice buck this upcoming weekend. One of these years, I'm going to be able to say I shot a nice buck on the weekend before gun season. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
so haaad

I only saw 1 deer this week. But I also found a new scrape ten yards from where I sat the night before, so I think alot of deer are moving at night right now. I think we are in the calm before storm. The bigger bucks are conserving energy, and when they are moving it's at night.

Tunrevir, you have mail.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bassboy1645

MAN WAS THAT MOON BRIGHT! Its pretty neat not having to use a flashlight in the deepest darkest woods in northern mn! But on a side note I could still see my pins at 645pm well after legal shooting time! blush.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FISHINGURU

the 2nd full moon after the fall equinox is called the rutting moon...that is what the full moon just was...i don't know why you guys are all worried about what times the deer are feeding and sleeping...the bucks i'm after are on the prowl all times of night and day right now...this next week is gonna be what dreams are made of. if u ever wanted to take time off work this week before gun opener is the time to do it if your a bowhunter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dahitman44

Say -- will it be a 1/2 moon on Nov. 4th then no moon on the 11th?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bigbucks

You are correct sir.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Buzzin'

I was worried about the moon phase but went out anyway last night and got my first buck ever at 5:45, he followed my trail directly to my tree (I sprayed my boots with doe pee). He was a young guy so probably not the smartest but would attest to deer moving. While waiting to track him I also saw three other deer moving between 6 and 6:30.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Spearing Machine
      I figured I would start up a new thread for us to use for the winter now that things are starting to set up and guys may be starting to creep out on the bays and smaller water.   I did some more poking around on Pike Bay this morning and I don't have anything much new to report. We've got less than an inch of fluffy snow on the ice and things healed up after the warm front this week. I worked my way from shore out into the middle of the bay and ice was relatively uniform between 5.25 and 5.5 inches of nice clear ice. Earlier this week I checked all landings on the Tower end and everything was iced up except for open water way out in Big Bay appearing to mostly be all West of Birch/Ely islands. Not sure if all the recent strong winds from North and South have changed that status though. I'm still sticking with my original guess of December 2 for my first trip off McKinley on 5 inches.   Good luck this winter to all and Be Safe!
    • monstermoose78
      Bummer 
    • eyeguy 54
        click below to check different areas. there are maps to click on also.  just scroll to find. pretty neat tool.    http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/cwdcheck/index.html
    • ANYFISH2
    • Rancid Crabtree
      extended forecasts look good up north. We won't have fish-able ice in the metro until at least the 2nd weed in December assuming no dramatic temp changes. The big Expo is Dec1-3 but temps look promising ~1.5hrs north. I wonder if the ability to go fishing might impact the amount of traffic at the show!
    • Kettle
      There's preliminary testing then if flagged it gets shipped to a lab I believe in CO to verify the results.
    • Chill62
      10 day forecast doesn't show anything with low temps below 15 degrees.  It might make ice but it wont be making it necessarily fast.
    • Nix769
      Thanksgiving would be nice...but first week of December still works!   Rogers on Red is already allowing wheelers and sleds...no side by sides yet.
    • leech~~
    • Rick
      A 30-foot-tall white spruce, selected as the state’s official Christmas tree, was cut down today in the General C.C. Andrews State Forest, near Willow River.  The tree will be set up at the governor’s residence, 1006 Summit Ave., St. Paul, around 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20. The tree will be lit Monday, Nov. 27. DNR staff and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota cut the tree on the Friday before Thanksgiving each year from one of 59 state forests. However, the search for just the right tree begins months before. DNR foresters keep an eye out for a tall tree that’s nicely shaped and well filled out. It also needs to be in a location where it will not be damaged when dropped and then easily pulled out and loaded onto a trailer. Minnesota’s state forests provide clean air and water, recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, timber and special forest products. This year, small businesses are making 150,000 wreaths with balsam boughs harvested from state forest lands. The estimated annual sales for Minnesota companies producing holiday wreaths exceed $23 million and Minnesota’s public lands support a large share of this economic activity. Each holiday season, half a million Christmas trees are harvested from private tree farms in Minnesota, contributing about $30 million to the state’s economy. For each tree harvested, one to three trees are planted. Real Christmas trees store carbon during their lifespan. They can be chipped for mulch when the season is over, making them an environmentally friendly choice.
      More information and details on viewing the tree is on the state Christmas tree page. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.