Lunar phase is another factor that can't be ignored. Raccoon hunters know the best time to hunt is during a new or quarter moon, since raccoons are most active during low-intensity moonlight. Deer hunters often miss really good hunting opportunities during the mid-day hours of a full-moon period. Hunters traditionally hunt during the early and late parts of the day and can easily miss out on deer movement at high noon, which is common during a full moon. Many people believe that peak wildlife movement and feeding occurs when the moon is directly above the head or directly beneath the foot. Test this theory the next time you‚re outdoors.
I'm a big runner and I pick up the trail at the bottom of the street. We have a family of five and go down to the Raccoon River Park to run around, and right now, we have to get there along the shoulder of the road, so completing the trail will improve our safety, be more convenient and keep my shoes from getting muddy.