Full Moon Equals Less Deer Activity
A popular theory holds that on nights where the moon is full, deer tend to move and feed more during the overnight hours. Thus, they are far less likely to be feeding at dawn when you go out hunting.
Contrary to how is may come off, this isn’t based on any deep seated belief in astrology, just the increased visibility allows deer to forage and move more easily.
Even though this is a fairly logical assertion, recent studies published at MossyOak’s website shows that deer follow their typical feeding patterns, despite the moon phases. Temperatures are the biggest driver when it comes to shifts in behavior.
If you don’t see more deer on a morning hunt following a full moon might be because they spotted you walking to your stand.