View Full Version : September new moon week 2013

01-28-2013, 10:19 AM
Well, after looking at the new moon schedule this year... Looks like I will be hunting right on the tails of the biggest redneck yahoo party of the year. I hope the animals calm down enough to get close. I really hate hunting full moon weeks because elk get so quiet in the day hours after being active all night. I love that third week of September though, as the elk seem to be more engaged in the rut and more vocal than early in the month.

Puts me in a conundrum now.... Stick to what works on time, or stick to what works by moon schedule. Never really faced a decision like this one.

Paul!!??? I hunt right there out of town.... Whats your experience say in this split?

01-29-2013, 12:16 PM
Your doing better than us poor guys in Oregon. Our archery elk season starts Aug 24th and ends on Sept 22nd. Its going to be a tough year in Oregon I predict.

02-03-2013, 09:01 AM
Wow.... Why such an odd split in dates?

02-03-2013, 10:43 AM
Oregon always bases seasons around deer rifle season. They always start seasons on a Saturday and never let rifle deer season start later than Oct 4th. This year Oct 1st is on a a Tuesday so the rifle mule deer season will start Saturday Sept 28th and end Oct 9th. They alway have a week between bow and rifle seasons, so the last day of bow season is the 22ndof Sept. 2014 seasons will start a week later than this year since Oct 1 is on a Wendsday so Rifle deer will start on Oct 4th and end Oct 15th, and bow saeson will run from Aug 30 through Sept 28th. Its just one more thing I always consider before applying for tags. I have enough points to draw the deer tag I want this year, but I am waiting for 2014 when the season is a little later.

02-09-2013, 01:20 PM
Man..thats a lot of math. Us her IdEhoans cant manage the work load that would impose.