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Moon Phases and Cold Fronts

Here we go again!!! Sitting in my office watching the computer screen on Weather.com anxiously waiting for the go ahead to hit the hills after big Wyoming bulls. It’s just unfortunate that the full moon this year falls right on the 13th of September. I’ve learned this lesson before. I try to stay away from a full moon elk hunt if at all possible. The good news is my favorite time to bowhunt bugling bulls is right after the full moon phase which is, well the day after tomorrow in fact. To add to the anticipation there is a cold front moving into the heart of my elk hunting country on Wednesday that should drop the evening temps down into the 30s and the high will only be about 60 degrees. Perfect for a rutting bull to pull all the stops lower his guard down and let me get close…hopefully. I guess this is one of the benefits of being a resident, I have the luxury to to be patient. To wait out the pit falls and hit the hills when everything is just right…after the full moon phase-check, cold front on the horizon-check, forest fire smoke in the air-check, hunting during the week-check. We are good to go.

Best of luck to all of you this fall and I hope you’re chasing a big bull of your own this week. Send me some pics if you connect. I’m off!!!


About Guy Eastman, Editor-In-Chief

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Following in the footsteps of his father, Guy has taken up the reins and is now at the helm of the Eastmans’ Hunting Journal and the Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal. A fine hunter in his own right, Guy has taken several trophy animals and has become an expert in trophy hunting as well.

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