With the moon at perigee on Monday, October 9, 2017, activity levels enter the Excellent range twice. A strong early Good period runs from 2 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Activity levels touch the Excellent range for the first time from 4:30 a.m. to 5:45 a.m., peaking at 5:20 a.m. Another major Good period begins at 3:15 p.m. and runs through 8:15 p.m. Activity levels tip into the Excellent zone from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., peaking at 6 p.m.
NOTES FROM THE OUTDOORS
When jumped, mule deer would more likely stop, hide and watch a hunter than flee like a wary whitetail. When hunting muleys, sportsmen can work in teams. After spotting a mule deer some distance away, designate one hunter as the decoy and the other as the shooter. This works especially well if the decoy can stand in prominent view on top of a hill or something. While the decoy remains in plain sight, keeping the deer’s attention, the designated shooter stalks around behind it for a shot.
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