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#7060771 - 01/31/18 05:26 PM Hunting hogs under a full moon
Olshovel Offline
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how has your luck been while hunting under a full moon. Is it any better or worse than a dark night?

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#7060802 - 01/31/18 05:42 PM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: Olshovel]
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Havenít noticed much difference. It can make it harder to stalk in close.
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#7060858 - 01/31/18 06:20 PM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: Olshovel]
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#7060861 - 01/31/18 06:23 PM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Havenít noticed much difference. It can make it harder to stalk in close.


^^^This. I also switch over to my AR10 and take longer shots.

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#7060865 - 01/31/18 06:26 PM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: Olshovel]
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As mentioned, trying to get up closer to a sounder with a full moon is more difficult. Hunting over a feeder, I've not found any difference at all.

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#7060880 - 01/31/18 06:34 PM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: Olshovel]
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What I do know is that if you aren't out hunting, then you won't get anything.

Hogs gotta eat. They eat under full moons. They eat under no moon. They eat under waxing moons and they eat under waning moons.
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#7060881 - 01/31/18 06:34 PM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: Olshovel]
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Harder to stalk in close. Use cover (trees or terrain) as much as possible.

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#7061151 - 01/31/18 09:46 PM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: Olshovel]
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Seems like they come out later on bright moons


Edited by Deadend (01/31/18 09:46 PM)
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#7061328 - 02/01/18 06:11 AM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: Olshovel]
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I've got to agree with Deadend, seems to me they come out later on bright nights. I sat in a stand from just before dark until 1:00 this morning and saw nothing but about a dozen deer coming to the feeder. I have much more success on dark nights when hunting my feeders.

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#7061663 - 02/01/18 10:22 AM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: Olshovel]
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All that said, it's great to be out and hunting on the bright nights. It really makes me feel alive and part of the night.
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#7061680 - 02/01/18 10:32 AM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: Olshovel]
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After chasing these suckers for years at night, I have found that with bright moon:
Harder to stalk close and wind direction plays into it a lot more - they seem to stop and smell more than dark nights.
Stand not much difference.
They seem to come out about 2 hours after moon rise around here.
If the moon is already up when the sun goes down, they come out just before midnight or later in morning around 5am.

Since the change from full moon to full dark is gradual, the pigs acclimate to it and change their schedules to accommodate the change.
The exceptions are full moon AND cloud cover - they tend to come out earlier to take advantage of darkness and forage for food.

These are merely my observations of the hogs in my area - YMMV.
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#7061684 - 02/01/18 10:35 AM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: Olshovel]
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Love it but dont think your going to just walk up on them... if you get in the moonlight shine they are gona spot you
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#7062439 - 02/01/18 08:04 PM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: Old Stony]
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Originally Posted By: Old Stony
I've got to agree with Deadend, seems to me they come out later on bright nights. I sat in a stand from just before dark until 1:00 this morning and saw nothing but about a dozen deer coming to the feeder. I have much more success on dark nights when hunting my feeders.


They came out at 1:30. Lol bolt
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#7062545 - 02/01/18 09:19 PM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: Deadend]
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Originally Posted By: Deadend
Originally Posted By: Old Stony
I've got to agree with Deadend, seems to me they come out later on bright nights. I sat in a stand from just before dark until 1:00 this morning and saw nothing but about a dozen deer coming to the feeder. I have much more success on dark nights when hunting my feeders.


They came out at 1:30. Lol bolt
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#7063830 - 02/02/18 08:06 PM Re: Hunting hogs under a full moon [Re: Olshovel]
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Loc: Houston, TX
They don't seem to care what the moon is doing where I hunt. I was just out this past Wednesday during the full moon and came up on a sounder about an hour past moonrise. Stalked up to within 75 yards or so I'd guess. Could make out the hogs with my naked eyes.

Makes it so much easier to navigate since i don't have any night vision yet just the thermal.
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