Here’s what the data say about weather, hunting pressure, the rut, and deer movement
So you think you know the very best time to hunt whitetails? Of course you do. It’s always best to hunt just after a major cold front.
Except when it’s better to hunt just before one. And it’s always best to be in the woods just after a full moon, because that’s when deer will be on their feet.
Unless you think they move better during a full moon.
Or just before. Or perhaps you think the best movement days are those that feature a falling barometer.
Unless, that is, you subscribe to the notion that deer move best on high-pressure days.
Myth: High Winds Limit Deer Movement
Myth: Moon Phase Impacts Deer Movement
Myth: Bucks Will Roam Far and Wide During the Rut
Myth: Older Bucks ”Control” and Cover More Territory as They Age
Myth: The October Lull Is a Real Movement Killer
Myth: Weather Makes Deer Move
Myth: Hunting Pressure Will Get Deer Moving
Myth: Deer Move More (or Less) During Rain
Myth: Rut Movement Slows When Its Warm
Myth: Public-Land Deer Flock to Private Land During Deer Season
More Research on Deer Movement
Bucks Are Individuals
Deer Move Most at Dawn and Dusk––End of Story
Home Range Can Shift and grow Seasonally with Outside Influences
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