4) OBSERVE THE MOON
Generally speaking, you will be able to come across animals at dawn and dusk, as well as throughout the day, as a roe deer must feed between 6 and 12 times a day.
However, when you go hunting, remember to observe the moon. A study found that animals behave differently depending on the moon's influence.
When the moon is new: During this period, at night, animals are engulfed in total darkness. This forces them to feed during the first light of the day. Animals will then become active again at the end of the day before sunset.
At the first quarter: as with the new moon, animals are active at first light but become less active in the late afternoon.
When the moon is full: Despite the fact some think this is the best opportunity to see more game, because one can see for a longer period of time, studies showed that during this period animals come out in the middle of the night to feed. During this period, it is best to hunt from a hide around midday.
At the last quarter: As the moon rises very late, the animals remain active until dawn. Their second most active time will be in the middle of the afternoon. Therefore, during the last quarter of the moon, prefer to hunt in the middle and end of the day.