Kaibab archery hunt question


My brother and I drew tags for Kaibab archery deer 12a.
The season starts on the 24th of Aug and ends on the 13th of Sept. the full moon is on Aug 26th.
We want to avoid the labor day crowd. We can hunt for 7 days. We have never got to hunt there before, and don't know how the moon will affect the hunting there, if at all?
Would you go the first 7 days with the moon and be there on the first day?
Or the last 7 days with no moon and after they have been pressured by the other bow hunters?

Thanks for any help.


Best buck I've ever arrowed on the Bab' was during a full moon cycle so i doubt it affects much. I always liked being there at the beginning.....but then again, I stay about 2 weeks when drawn. Good luck and have fun.

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fin little

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I have hunted it a lot back when it was over the counter. This year is my third draw tag. The last week you will have the mountain pretty much to yourself.

dirtclod Az.

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First,HOW did you draw the Kiabab.Second hunted full moon early and lots of pressure.IF I drew ever again,late with no moon and no hunters.Good Luck!


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I haven't hunted it for a few years now, but scored the biggest buck of my life last time I was up there for it!
I've noticed over the years that once they strip their velvet towards the end of the hunt they get harder to hunt. That being said, and said previously in this thread later is nicer having less competition!

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