#4 Check the moon
You will generally come across animals at dawn and dusk, but you can also find them throughout the day since deer need to eat between 6 and 12 times per day.
However, remember to look at the moon when hunting. A study has shown that animals behave differently depending on the moon.
At new moon: During this period, animals are plunged into almost total darkness at night which restricts them to feeding in the early hours of the morning. They will become active again at the end of the day just before sunset.
During the first quarter: Like with the new moon, animals are active at the first light of day, but less active at the end of the afternoon.
At full moon: Despite the fact that some people think this is the best time to spot more game, because it is light for longer, studies have shown that at this time animals come out in the middle of the night to feed. If you want to hunt during this period, you really need to be in a hide around midnight.
During the last quarter: Since the moon rises very late, animals are active until just before daybreak. Their second peak of activity will be in the middle of the afternoon. During the last quarter, therefore, you should hunt in the middle / at the end of the day