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2020 Hog Hunting & Solunar Results #8139244 01/22/21 04:43 PM
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Back in 2019, I was able to tabulate much of my hog hunting for the year relative to solunar periods that are supposed to indicate when the hogs "will be moving" and hence increase chances for hunting success. In short, I found that there was no increase in hog successes during solunar periods.
https://texashuntingforum.com/forum...unar-periods-and-hog-hunting#Post7714058

So I keep all the data for 2020. This included any hogs that I saw and tried to hunt or successfully hunted that were on my properties. I did not include any data from simply driving down the road and seeing hogs on somebody else's land, because the data are useless if they are for hogs you can't hunt, right?

I had 253 events where I saw (and usually shot at) hogs. Of those, 201 were during non-solunar periods, 37 during major periods and 18 during minor periods. Bear in mind that during any 24 hour period, 4 hours will usually constitute solunar major periods and 2 hours will be solunar minor periods. In other words, 3/4 of the day is non-solunar and 1/4 is solunar.

Random chance would say that we should get 3/4 of the hogs during non-solunar periods and 1/4 during solunar periods, based solely on the percentages of the day that each occupies. So this year, we had about 80% of the hogs during non-solunar periods (slightly higher than predicted by the solunar tables), and 20% for the combined solunar major and minor periods (lower than expected).

Given that we did not see a higher than random chance expected number of hogs during the solunar periods that are supposed to be when the hogs are really moving and hence when hunting is supposed to be better, it is my contention yet again that the solunar tables are not valid for predicting when hogs are apt to be moving. I would yet again argue that one should not schedule one's hunting around solunar periods as that isn't likely to yield better results. The solunar tables are not going to help you be a better hog hunter.


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Re: 2020 Hog Hunting & Solunar Results [Re: Double Naught Spy] #8139431 01/22/21 07:34 PM
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DNS always brings solid info. Good stuff! Thanks!

Re: 2020 Hog Hunting & Solunar Results [Re: Double Naught Spy] #8139442 01/22/21 07:39 PM
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Good info.

When I have guests that hunt at my place, they often ask when is the best time to see hogs. Unlike deer, it seems there is really no rhyme or reason to when hogs are more active. I do see quite a bit more moving around during the winter than I do during the summer... and obviously more moving at night than during the day. Apart from that - it seems mostly random.

Interestingly, I checked the solunar tables for the past few days and compared them with my game cams. I do indeed see hogs on the cams during the "best overall time to hunt" according to the tables, however, I also see hogs on the cams during the evening. If I relied solely on solunar tables for the past few days and if I was actually hunting... I would've missed out on multiple opportunities.

Re: 2020 Hog Hunting & Solunar Results [Re: Double Naught Spy] #8139450 01/22/21 07:45 PM
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Good info. Never even considered solunar periods. Good thing I don't have to. grin

Re: 2020 Hog Hunting & Solunar Results [Re: Double Naught Spy] #8139496 01/22/21 08:26 PM
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Interesting data.

What's the next experiment going to be?

Re: 2020 Hog Hunting & Solunar Results [Re: Double Naught Spy] #8139975 01/23/21 03:33 AM
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Need to do a multiple regression analysis...

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